Enterprise Architect - Infrastructure

| Greater Boston Area

Enterprise Architecture:

The vision for the MassMutual enterprise architecture team is to build an industry leading EA function that creates alignment between technology and business strategy by guiding the process of planning and designing capabilities to maximize the value of IT and enable the company to make high impact, long term decisions. This will be accomplished through architecture strategies, blueprints and road maps that standardize technology stacks and create engineering speed and agility through the innovative use of data science, data analytics, cloud and API’s.

Position Summary: Enterprise Architecture -- Infrastructure

The Enterprise Architect, Infrastructure will be responsible for defining and maintaining an enterprise architecture for Infrastructure platforms. The Infrastructure architecture will include platform architecture for private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations across multiple cloud service providers including AWS and Azure enabling both cloud-native and cloud migration application patterns that ensure consistent security, operations and deployment models through infrastructure templates, controls and automation. Additionally, the enterprise architect will help ensure the efficient and secure usage of Enterprise Infrastructure and Data Centers through capabilities for consumption management and policy controls. This role will partner closely with security, SRE, engineering, operations and infrastructure teams to define and implement architecture road maps as well as supporting solution architecture for development teams with infrastructure capabilities that align to enterprise road maps and strategies. The senior enterprise architect will also be responsible for evaluating and benchmarking new technologies, drafting technical standards, creating cloud architecture patterns and publishing architectural artifacts enabling MassMutual to make high impact, long term decisions. This is a critical strategic architecture role to help drive digital transformation and create a competitive advantage for the company

Core Responsibilities

  • Infrastructure platform reference architectures and patterns.
  • Technical evaluations of Infrastructure technologies including cloud application services and tools.
  • Specification and publication of standards for cloud platform usage and operations.
  • Thought leadership and active participation in conferences and research with strategic partners and academic institutions.
  • Define the technical platform strategy for enterprise Application migration initiatives.
  • Partner with senior leaders to develop and maintain the Data Center strategy.
  • Define Data Center architecture strategies and approaches to advance enterprise cloud initiatives.
  • Partner with business and technical partners on Application migration strategies for Cloud.
  • Partner with EA domain architects and technology stakeholders to define and implement capabilities and patterns for security, data and operations in the cloud.
  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes.
  • Partner with extended enterprise architecture, information security, compliance, business, and IT support teams to communicate and collaborate on architecture strategies, standards, and direction.
  • Partner with domain architects, SRE and solution architects to design and implement automation capabilities for cloud platform provisioning, configuration, deployment, security operations and audit.Technical evaluations and benchmarking of core infrastructure technologies including cloud providers, network architectures, and storage platforms.
  • Specification and publication of standards around infrastructure configuration (network elements, servers, cloud environments)Thought leadership and active participation in conferences and research with strategic partners and academic institutions.
  • Define the technical platform strategy for enterprise infrastructure initiatives, such as data center relocations, network architecture changes and upgrades, etc.Partner with technology leaders to monitor execution.
  • Define cloud and network architecture strategies and approaches to advance enterprise initiatives.
  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes.
  • Partner with other enterprise architecture, business, and IT support teams to communicate, and collaborate on architecture strategies, standards, and direction. 

Requirements

  • 10+ years experience working with infrastructure technologies (DNS, IP routing and switching, SDN, docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Linux, MSFT technologies)10+ years performing research and or large scale system design, and benchmarking,
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to project development teams or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilitiesTrack record of designing architectural reference material.
  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to technical teams.
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related field required (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred)Expert certifications in server (RHCE, MCSE), cloud (AWS CSA) and or networking (CCIE)Programming experience in Java, Python, JavaScript 

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We currently have two Boston office locations at both 470 Atlantic Ave and One Marina Park.

An Insider's view of MassMutual

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team are: passionate, curious, receptive, and engaged. Each team member is expected to be passionate about the work that they do, and the domains in which they practice. They are always solving unique problems and must be curious about finding new solutions.

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to embark on ‘deep work’ at least once a week on a ‘meeting-free’ designated day. We have design reviews to brainstorm alternative ways to solve business problems from a software engineering point of view. We consider self-reflection and brainstorming to be fundamental components of creativity.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of our projects is an application we built for our Investment Mgmt team called ViPER (Visualizing Investment Portfolio Enhanced Reporting). The application makes it easy to manage reports and get insights from Data Science models. Now with ~150 active users, it reflects how we’re using DS to facilitate data driven decision processes across MM.

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What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability Insurance
For details on short term and long term disability insurance please visit https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Dental Benefits
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
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Health Insurance Benefits
To learn more about our Health and Welfare Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Life Insurance
For more information about our Life Insurance Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
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Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Family Medical Leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid Volunteer Time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
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Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
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To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

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