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Director, IT Architecture (Digital)

Sun Life Financial

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 5, 2017.

Reporting to the Chief Architect, this role will focus on the rapidly expanding portfolio of digital applications within Sun Life globally. It is a high profile architecture role, with a very exciting future. The role works very closely with the team of Solution Architects who interact closely with the business in understanding business needs and architecting solution options. The focus is the rapidly evolving business area in Sun Life known as Individual Insurance and Wealth (II&W). II&W is rapidly moving to digitize its business and emerge as the leader in an industry at the dawn of disruption. The responsibilities of the Director of Architecture for this portfolio include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Own and manage the digital architecture for Individual Insurance and Wealth, the largest business of Sun life in Canada. This includes the digital architecture frameworks, and the specific architecture solutions to deliver on the fast growing set of business needs
  • Own and manage the overall Enterprise Roadmap for the digital solutions portfolios at Sun Life. This includes the active management of understanding new and emerging technologies within the digital domain, and the active sun setting of obsolete products. With the unprecedented speed of technology advancements in the digital space, this creates a great opportunities for growth
  • Drive conversations with II&W business leaders to understand their needs and outline innovative options to move the digital agenda forward in a strategic way
  • Translate strategic business requirements into solutions architecture to drive the delivery of the IT solution
  • Work closely with the Sun Life applications delivery team to ensure quality delivery of the digital projects
  • Provide digital leadership to the development and implementation of corporate policies, standards, and procedures that provide effective architecture, governance and management of Sun Life’s information systems and data assets
  • Ensure the digital IT solution roadmaps align with, and integrate with the overall enterprise strategies
  • Partner with IT & business teams to develop new digital ideas and proof of concept
  • Actively monitor the rapid advances of the digital business and technology landscape, both within the technology industry as well as the financial services industry
  • Serve as a liaison between various groups dealing with the digital application delivery team and the infrastructure technology groups at Sun Life
  • Keep the CIO and Senior ES Management apprised of trends, best practices and issues relating to digital IT solutions

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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Onlythose selected for an interview will be contacted.