Big Data Solution Architect

New York Life Insurance Company ("New York Life" or "the company") is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.

New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion. As of year-end 2016, New York Life's surplus was $23.336 billion. New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody's Aaa; Standard & Poor's AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company's decisions and actions for over 170 years.

Primary Responsibility

  • The SA will work directly with Business and Technology leaders engaged in strategic digital initiatives to understand, influence, synthesize, and translate emerging business and functional requirements into demand for enterprise data storage, data movement/transformation and data governance capabilities.
  • The SA will focus to aggregate demand coming from strategic digital initiatives, with high level analysis to find common needs across these initiatives, and to map both common and unique requirements against emerging enterprise data design patterns.
  • The SA will provide leadership in the development and own the ongoing evolution of data design patterns.
  • The SA will engage Data Platform Engineers to develop short and long term development and delivery plans, influenced by current capability and gaps compared to data design patterns envisioned for our next generation data platform.
  • The SA will engage the EDM Data Governance Team to translate business requirements to data governance implementation plans.


  • 5 – 8+ years of relevant Enterprise Information Management strategies / implementations.


  • Demonstrated experiences and expertise in information management strategy, methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business strategy to information technology strategy and tactical plans
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills; accuracy and attention to details
  • Strong ability to develop architectural diagrams, and to tell a story through effective use of visuals
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple simultaneous priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, connect moving parts, and anticipate and manage change impacts
  • Ability to define and leverage metrics to drive performance and outcomes
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with visualization tools like Tableau and Spotfire is desirable.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of current and future information management technologies and applications
  • Experience working with the Hadoop platform is a plus



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  • Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016. See for methodology.

Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company's long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.

  1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company's profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.

  2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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