Architect - Consultant

Farmington CT
April 16 2018
Insurance, Securities
Functional Area:

IT - Information Technology

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

American General Life Insurance Company

Solution/Application Architect Consultant

Your future team

Our technology teams collaborate with their worldwide colleagues and partners every day to take on the challenges of providing IT support to one of the world's leading financial services firm. We're people who believe that with the right values and hard work, anything is possible. We know that if we're at our best, that enables our customers to be their best and realize their dreams and hoped for successes. The Information Technology group provides enterprise-wide IT solutions for all of AIG's specialized disciplines. Technology provides strategic and procedural support in all of AIG's specialized disciplines, such as policy issuance, premium collection, claims handling, and administration. It enables AIG to deliver business strategies through efficient world-class IT and operations services, while ensuring the necessary IT risk management and security measures are in place.

AIG is seeking a Solution/Application Architect Consultant familiar with designing, developing, and deploying enterprise solutions that are well designed for performance and scale for its

Life and Retirement IT organization.

Your contribution at AIG

As a Leader, you are respected for your deep technical expertise and/or ability to oversee programs and processes. You balance the needs of multiple stakeholders, making sound decisions using data, analysis, experience, and judgment, along with a risk mindset. Ultimately, you take ownership for key outcomes.

The candidate will be part of a high-performance Solution Development organization responsible for architecting and developing strategic solutions which lead to the rapid enablement of various business capabilities. These capabilities hinge around Life & Retirement's Digital Business Platform and Data Integration Hub as well as many other strategic assets enabling AIG to create a digital business platform as a core strategic asset which creates a single authoritative view of the business, enabling common APIs, providing a layer of separation between our complex data sources and our data consumers; thereby, providing each data layer to evolve independently. This role will also include assisting in Application Portfolio Management within the appropriate L&R division

What we are looking for

•Experience within the Annuities and Life Insurance and financial services industry

•Proven experience of influencing technical outcomes and driving business outcomes

•Excellent technical and organizational skills.

•Strong communication and leadership skills.

•Proficiencies with Agile development practices.

•Proficiencies in Business capabilities

•Experience with Architecture modeling and management tools

•Experience with Component Reference Diagrams, Use Cases and establishment of Enterprise Reference Architectures.

•Experience and knowledge of large scale insurance administration platforms (Accenture, CSC, etc)

•Experience with of ACORD

•Experience with TOGAF (preferably TOGAF Certification)

•Working knowledge of web technologies and protocols (JAVA/NoSQL/JSON/REST/JMS)

Background and experience desired:

•The position calls for a seasoned IT professional with senior leadership qualities and background with a minimum of 10 years' experience in IT.

•6+ years of experience building and managing complex infrastructure solutions.

•6+ years of experience with distributed, highly-scalable, multi-node environments utilizing Big Data ecosystems.


•Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience.

•5+ years of experience in the IT Industry.

What our IT Employees like most about working for AIG:

  • Employee atmosphere and people approach
  • Career path and growth potential
  • Paid Time Off (AIG recognizes the importance of work life balance)
  • Generous Benefits Plan: Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Company opportunities for charitable participation and giving
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Opportunity to travel to other worldwide AIG locations
  • Flexible spending accounts & Insurance Coverage

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.