Director, Solution Architect at Prudential

  • Engineering/Architecture, Architect Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • New Jersey, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 5+ Years

Job Description

Director, Solution Architect at Prudential

Are you interested in building capabilities that enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability, and efficiency? The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA! When you join our organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock an exciting and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Your Team & Role

The Global Technology organization at Prudential is seeking a Director, Solution Architect. The Director, Solution Architect will help advance the strategies of business and corporate functions around simplification and modernization of our technology stacks by focusing on the discipline of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Business Architecture (BA). The Solution Architect is responsible for deploying efficient enablers and modern solutions that are consumable and available across the enterprise – US Businesses (Insurance, Retirement, Enabling Solutions, Marketing, PGIM), Corporate Functions, Prudential International Insurance and for providing architecture consulting on large, business critical programs and or initiatives that have high business visibility, impact and/or risk and complexity. In addition, this individual will help in establishing a business architecture strategy, practice, and processes in alignment with Prudential’s strategic goals and solution architecture processes. This role requires a unique combination of skills: strong knowledge of our businesses and business processes, strong technical acumen, knowledge of Business Architecture and EA knowledge with emphasis on modern / current technologies and architecture patterns, strong ability to partner, educate, co-create and influence through architecture consultation.

Here is What You Can Expect on a Typical Day

• Key thought leader, collaborator, and contributor, partnering across teams to define and maintain Architecture Patterns, Reference Architectures and processes to ensure alignment with other Architecture domains (i.e. Data, Infrastructure, Security) and driving adoption to meet business and technology strategies

• Partner with engineering teams to explain and evangelize patterns and reference architectures, drive the adoption of architecture principles and patterns and influence implementation solutions in alignment with our modernization goals, principles, and patterns.

• Co-create and evaluate reference implementations that can be leveraged by engineering teams.

• Co-create implementation solutions and influence design solution architecture for alignment with EA patterns and standards (includes integrations, technology platforms, capacity, and performance management plan) and for alignment with business strategies and enterprise goals. Identify and classify technology debt where solutions deviate from alignment; influence teams to modernize and avoid technology debt.

• Ensure new initiatives and related projects are aligned to organization-wide target state architecture, including review and approval of key design documents.

• Ensure architecture standards and solution architecture designs align with security requirements.

• Review new technology use cases, define/design Enterprise Architecture Review Board (EARB)-approved architecture patterns, and build accelerators (e.g., code templates, reference architectures) to enable rapid adoption and implementation by Application and Platform Product Teams.

• Study the market and industry to proactively identify tech-forward opportunities to solve complex new business and technology challenges and take advantage of the new opportunities that come with technology innovation.

• Recommend new technologies to address challenges or deliver solutions where existing technology doesn’t exist, existing technology doesn’t adequately meet business needs, or new technology delivers better outcomes (e.g., higher performance, lower cost, etc.).

• Evaluate the application portfolio; apply Application Portfolio Management practices and influence application disposition for the application portfolio.

• Partner with business and technology teams to align and embed Business Architecture within our processes.

• Co-create a standard set of business capabilities and value streams to be used as part of Application Portfolio Management

• Demonstrate a talent mindset by evangelizing architecture transformation, influencing adoption of the transformation and driving modernization goals across the enterprise.

The Skills & Expertise You Bring

• Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering.

• At least 7+ years of technology experience in Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture and Business Architecture

• Foundational Technical & Conceptual Acumen:

• Deep understanding of programming concepts and a history of building and architecting a diverse set of applications with experience of the integration of applications to support business and technology processes.

• Knowledge of modern application architectures and solutions using cloud services in AWS and Azure.

• Conceptual thinking and ability of doing some form of business process modeling (for example Event Storming, Design Thinking, etc.), solutions decomposition (for example DDD) and enterprise data modeling and cataloging.

• Deep knowledge of business processes and business and technical capabilities, preferably in financial services industry and applying that knowledge through application portfolio management processes.

• Knowledge of business architecture strategies, processes and the implementation of business architecture practices

• Knowledge of agile methodology and practices.

• Modern Architecture Thought Leadership: Strong knowledge of EA and Solution Architecture frameworks and best practice with awareness of current trends for new architectural patterns and concepts and the ability to apply those patterns and trends to help achieve business-focused transformation outcomes.

• Influencing, Building Relationships & Communication Skills:

• Objective, diplomatic team player with excellent collaboration, networking, and influencing skills, as well as credibility and commitment to building trust and developing relationships.

• Ability to clearly communicate the vision and target state and influence the adoption of enterprise architecture principles, patterns, reference architecture and standards to demonstrate progress on technology maturity.

• Prioritization Skills: Accustomed to managing multiple efforts across different areas. Experience managing projects, budgets and schedules to successful completion.

• Outcome Management:

• Demonstrated success of achieving specific, measurable, and concrete objectives aligned with business goals by tracking and reporting outcomes over a specified time.

• Entrepreneurial spirit, persistence, and resilience; comfort with and ability to thrive on and drive change while navigating ambiguity.

• Intellectual Curiosity: continuous learning mindset with demonstrated aptitude for understanding strategic investments and new technologies.

You’ll Love Working Here Because You Can

Join a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we’ll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You’ll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you.

What we offer you:

  • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level

  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave

  • Retirement plans:

  • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)

  • Company-funded pension plan

  • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs

  • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.

  • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

To find out more about our Total Reward package, visit Work Life Balance | Prudential Careers. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $160,700.00 to $217,300.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company’s well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential’s businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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