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Director, Solutions Delivery Architect (Business Solutions)
Fidelity & Guaranty (“F&G”) —a division of Fidelity National
Financial, Inc. (“FNF”), a Fortune 500 company—is committed to
helping Americans prepare for and live comfortably in their
retirement. Through its subsidiaries, F&G is a leading provider
of annuity and life insurance products. For nearly 60 years, we
have offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are
seeking safety, protection and income solutions to meet their
At F&G, we believe our culture is what makes our company
great. In 2019, we received a Top Workplace award, which we credit
to our employees' shared cultural values: Collaborative, Authentic,
Dynamic and Empowered. We believe that by embracing these values,
we will continue to build and strengthen the company, while being a
great place to work. We recruit talented and committed individuals
to join our team, and we provide opportunities for personal and
professional growth. The Director, Solution Delivery Architect will
be a leader for solutions that support one or more business
The Director, Solution Delivery Architect will lead technical
resources, either formally or informally, while being responsible
for the domain architecture, design, delivery, and support of
technology solutions for one or more business functions. The
Director, Solution Delivery Architect will effectively communicate
and interact with business partners, PMO, other technology team
members and report directly to the AVP, Solutions Delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborates with business partners to understand business needs
and establish a technical vision for the application set supporting
their business partners.
Provide technical leadership to the team, either formally or
informally, in support of their application set. Technical
resources may include contractors, consultants, or full-time
Develops and executes technical roadmaps to modernize, enhance,
and support the application set of their business partners.
Serves as the technical lead on large projects
architecting/designing components such as user interfaces,
middleware, data integration and services.
Assures solutions are fit for purpose and aligned with the
organization’s reference architecture.
Supports and promotes technical consistency by following
Enterprise Architecture’s guiding principles.
Researches current and emerging technology, engaging with other
architects and Enterprise Architecture to innovate in a risk
appropriate manner to accelerate corporate growth.
Participates in F&G’s architecture review board (ARB)
sessions and presents solution designs to the ARB for approval.
Actively monitors the application set to ensure it is performing
as expected, addressing issues as required.
Manages technical builds ensuring quality, timeliness, adherence
to business requirements and budget.
Communicates all technical decisions, issues and risks to
Program Leadership and manages technical dependencies within or
external to the program.
Performs design reviews to ensure all new solutions brought into
the application set align to technology guiding principles and the
Exhibits ownership of technical deliverables from external
resources, providing review of deliverables and actively manages an
effective feedback cycle.
Supports IT leadership in financial planning and timing of
Leads with a data centric perspective, demonstrating a solid
understanding of common data management practices.
Experience and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science, Computer
Engineering, Computer Management, Management Information Systems,
Information Technology or related field.
10+ years of application development domain experience
(architecture, design, development).
5+ years architecting, designing, and integration of large
5+ years of experience leading teams (formally or
Experience with annuity/life insurance systems for distribution
management & compensation, new business case management,
underwriting, policy administration, and claims.
Skills and Abilities Requirements
Strong leadership skills to lead teams with a mix of internal
and external resources and with a mix of formal reporting
relationships (dotted line and solid line).
Excellent verbal and written communication and conflict
Excellent object-oriented programming (C# / Java), secure
coding, and analytical skills.
Self-starter who can develop policies, procedures and
Ability to weigh and effectively communicate different options
and associated risks/benefits in order to come up with best
recommendations and solutions.
Strong knowledge of API concepts, and working knowledge of one
or more API integration platforms
Understanding of secure system design principles, patterns, and
Preferred Requirements, Skills and Abilities
MBA or Master of Computer Science or related field.
Experience with life/annuity company operations.
Experience with a cloud or hybrid platforms such as Azure and
Visionary and change agent to provide compelling future state
and overcome hurdles to change.
Strong ability to solve problems; Logical thinker.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to form strong partnerships with third-party vendors to
design effective technical solutions that meet F&G's strategic
and compliance objectives.
Team player who is comfortable working in a dynamic,
Ability to translate complex business requirements into detailed
functional and/or technical specifications.
Strong SQL writing and tuning skills.
Strong capabilities in MS Office, specifically advanced
Ability to effectively operate in support of a complex ecosystem
of technology platforms managed by internal resources and vendor
Experience with electronic order entry platforms such as
AnnuityNet, AFFIRM and FireLight.
Experience with DTCC Insurance & Retirement Services (I&RS)
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Office work environment; use of computer for extended periods
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