Sr. IT Solution Owner

  • Competitive
  • Morristown, NJ, USA
  • Self Employed, Full time
  • Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
  • 19 Apr 19

Sr. IT Solution Owner

Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.

At Brighthouse Financial, we're fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we're better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We're seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on.

How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:
The Senior IT Solution Owner (Sr. ITSO) is a key role in implementation of the VA Hedging future state solutions in Brighthouse Financial. Sr. ITSO is responsible for the following:

  • Lead the development, integration and implementation of the VA Hedging future state platform for Brighthouse
  • Passionate about driving technical consensus within the Brighthouse and vendor teams, and influence the key organizational stakeholders to meet the business objectives
  • Mentor the technology team(s) in best practices and design patterns towards best in cost technology solutions
  • Ensure BHF enterprise architecture directions are followed, checks and balances are maintained, and stakeholder expectations are managed
  • Facilitates clear and concise written and verbal communication with the stakeholders in BHF and vendor teams

Key Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for custom development, integration and implementation activities in VA Hedging and other highly complex projects
  • Utilize hands on programming expertise to drive consensus and provide oversight to the development team(s)
  • Subject matter expert in domain driven design and reactive microservices to model complex business processes
  • Ability to navigate the organization, influence decision makers and win trust as a key partner to business, technology and vendor teams
  • Define strategic roadmap of technology in partnership with business, data and vendor teams
  • Serve as conduit between senior management and business partners, technology stakeholders and vendors
  • Manage vendor relationship and tracks technology budget for the program portfolio
  • Manage a team of 5+ programmers/ developers
  • Drives recommendations into the annual strategic planning process, ensuring alignment to the strategic priorities

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • A proven track record for 10+ years of developing critical large-scale solutions with a broad range of exposure to business units is required
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, inspire and guide a technology team using deep technology expertise and hands on programming skills is required
  • Extensive experience in actor model and large-scale event-based programming , and resolve large scale business problems using reactive microservices required
  • Experience in Scala, Akka, Lagom and Lightbend is a big plus
  • Extensive experience with managing vendors and consultants / contractors, BPO and SaaS solutions in Cloud using an Agile methodology is preferred
  • Prior experience and knowledge of Capital Markets and/or VA Hedging business processes is nice to have
  • Ability to successfully interface and partner with all roles of technical solution stand up projects and programs
  • Self-driven ability to understand, uncover, resolve and recommend options to solve complex business issues with technology solutions