Specialty Lines Enterprise Architect
Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Posted on: October 18, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
For more than 160 years, The Hanover has been committed to
delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the
most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE.
Our Specialty Lines team is currently seeking an Enterprise
Architect in our Worcester, MA location.
This is a full time, non-exempt role.
The Specialty Enterprise Architect provides overall technology
leadership, direction, guidance and definition of an enterprise
architecture that effectively supports the Specialty lines Business
Strategy. This is a leadership position with managing people
directly, providing guidance, and mentoring of Solution and Data
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:
Be responsible for technology strategy, roadmap development,
portfolio management, researching, analyzing, designing, proposing,
and delivering solutions that are appropriate for the business and
Actively participates in the Architecture Review Board (ARB),
participates in Technical approach, design document review,
enforces the Architecture compliance rules. Serves as a member of
technology council, providing guidance on technology decisions.
Work in close partnership with the business community, aligning
technical strategies with business strategies in the creation and
evolution of the multi-Year Technology Plan and the IT Systems
Work with the business leaders in each Specialty Lines area to
understand their business roadmaps and how technology can help them
meet their goals. This includes developing a 3-year roadmap for
each business area.
Align the architectural strategy, roadmaps with business goals and
focus on strategies for creating business value.
Have management responsibilities for Specialty Solutions and Data
Architects. Mentor architects and continue to drive efficiency and
produce exceptional results with limited resources. Participate and
Support IP Planning for each year.
Develop & enforce Architecture compliance rules.
Provide architectural oversight for investment projects that
support the Specialty business areas each year. This includes
working closely with the Business Architect to prepare for the
start of each project and then assigning architect resources and
helping to solve any challenges that are encountered throughout the
Focus on improving the health of the Specialty technology portfolio
and continuously work to reduce technical debt for the Specialty
systems. This includes proposing upgrades and improvements to our
Provide support and guidance for Enterprise, Innovation, Digital
and Security initiatives.
Research and evaluate software/ hardware products to assist in
project development and operational support activities. Also,
research industry trends and directions.
Participate in defining the technology direction, architecture and
strategic design of systems solutions.
Recommend new tools, methodologies, technologies, data and
Support the selection of tools and components used for an IT
project; recommending expenditures based on the size, scope, and
cost of hardware and software components.
Provide input on options, risk, cost vs. benefits, and impacts on
other processes for buy vs. build decisions.
Be responsible for participation on one or more project teams,
including creating value with technology, designing and modeling
solutions, component identification, quality reviews, and adherence
to guidelines and procedures. Responsibilities include, but may not
be limited to, the following:
- Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and
develop opportunities for improvements such as expanding capacity,
predictability, reducing time & cost, and increasing
- Drive efficiency through retirement and replacement, and
multi-sourcing of systems suite.
- Build flexibility and responsiveness into the technology
architecture and processes.
Assist in defining technical and data standards and procedures that
provide enterprise-wide leverage.
Communicate existing architectural methods and technologies to the
Provide on-going status to ensure needs are met.
Provide input on the impact of technology decisions to project
management in terms of cost, resources, time, and quality of the
Analyze and develop architectural requirements for system,
technical, data and/or applications.
Coordinate the integration of third party and internally developed
components to achieve operability. Assist in vendor management
functions by establishing vendor and supplier relationships.
Continue to expand knowledge base in both the technical and
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY:
6+ Years of experience as an Architect in multiple IT areas, and
independent professional experience.
10+ years of overall IT experience in application development,
technical lead, and solution architecture
Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge and understanding Cloud
development, networking, software, data, security, Internet,
operations, applications and systems software, data and analytics,
architecture and core business functions
Strong business knowledge in Commercial / Specialty insurance
Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office
Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods
Required to work on-site as needed
Ability to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week
Ability to work in a fast paced, changing or stressful
It's not just a job, it's a career, and we are here to support you
every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled.
Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our
robust learning and development programs, we encourage you - at
every level - to grow and develop.
We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build
financial security, and balance work and home life. At the Hanover,
you'll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to
Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
401K with a company match
9 company holidays
Flexible work arrangements
On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only)
"The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our
customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment
and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the
basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the
available work without regard to race, religion, color, age,
sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity,
disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information,
ancestry or any other status protected by law.
Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing
an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and
harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender,
ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other
status protected by law."
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against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a
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