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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest
businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size
companies with engineering-based risk management and property
insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in
their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art
loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills
and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and
superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic,
culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100
countries, in a variety of challenging roles
The Senior Chapter Lead of Solution Architecture is responsible
for the implementation and evolution of solution architecture
practices within the organization. This will include a deep focus
on improving the delivery capability across teams and driving
product evolution toward a desired architectural state. This is
done by ensuring solution architects take ownership for technical
delivery, identifying and promoting the adoption of effective
design and implementation patterns, and guiding technical
implementation choices. The Senior Chapter Lead of Architecture
partners with Enterprise Architecture and other technology leaders
to ensure alignment with and provide input to enterprise
strategies. Work with Senior Chapter Leads of Development to evolve
and execute development best practices.
The Senior Chapter Lead is responsible for ensuring Solution
Architects address security as a primary concern in all solution
implementations. More generally, they evaluate and lead teams to
remediate architectural health gaps. They are responsible for
working closely with Enterprise Architecture to both understand,
influence and implement the architecture roadmap bringing into
focus challenges and opportunities identified within teams.
The Senior Chapter Lead is responsible for the hiring,
development, and growth of their Chapter members. They are
responsible for optimizing the alignment of solution architects to
best support product initiatives, for metrics associated with
talent evolution, and for all other administrative responsibilities
within the Chapter. The Senior Chapter lead is a technologist who
identifies relevant technology trends and tools that could improve
skillsets within the Chapter and overall technology product
delivery. The Chapter Lead acts as practice leader who engages
regularly with solution architects individually and as a group.
They will be working to help them support product initiative
Technical Delivery: Coordinate solution architecture across
multiple product areas with a focus on driving technical delivery
success. Identify and influence mitigation and management of risks
and impediments including cross team dependencies. Influence the
minimization of technical debt accumulation across teams. Ensure
Solution Architects are leading teams to develop solutions in
alignment with security standards and best practices.
Talent: Maintain and refine the interview process to support
hiring Solution Architects to meet current and emerging needs.
Onboard newly hired Solution Architects and implement a continuous
development program focused on increasing technical capability and
supporting career development. Foster learning and
knowledge-sharing activities related to Solution Architecture
through group training sessions, guilds, and mentorship programs.
Actively coach and mentor Solution Architects. Set targets for
development and growth of Solution Architects. Define, collect, and
report metrics to track progress, and complete final assessment of
Solution Architects in professional development.
Target Architectures: In collaboration with Information
Services, Data Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, and Development
chapters, define, promote, and evolve target solution architectures
that represent the strategic direction products should aim to
evolve towards. Target solution architectures will be designed in
alignment with Enterprise Architecture roadmaps and will provide
implementation patterns and guardrails for Solution Architects and
teams to utilize and build upon. Provide input into the Enterprise
Architecture and software development roadmaps to support the
evolution of standards and practices that will enable teams to
successfully deliver business value.
Team Optimization: Work in close partnership with Product to
place Solution Architects with teams to optimize successful
delivery in alignment with the highest priority Product
Architectural Reviews: Establish and conduct process to review
product solution architectures. This is to ensure visibility and
transparency for key decisions related to architecturally
Technical Health and Risk reporting: Define, collect, and report
metrics to track the current and evolving architectural health of
products against established targets.
Enterprise Initiatives: Ensure Solution Architects are aligned
with and actively support the delivery of technology-focused
cross-team or enterprise initiatives.
Technology Investment and Solution Assessment: Establish
processes and provide oversight to support Solution Architects in
their partnership with Product and Development Chapter Leads. This
is to identify, assess, and implement procured software
Control Framework: Establish processes and provide oversight to
support Solution Architects in their preparation for, response to,
and mitigation of control framework related inquiries and findings
related to security and material changes to software.
* 10+ years of solid experience in application architecture and
design. With, a recognized reputation as a technical specialist
able to effectively lead teams designing, planning, and delivering
high quality, evolvable, business focused software. * Experience
working closely with business partners to bridge understanding
between the business and user community and the technical
implementation team. * Experience establishing technical
implementation plans in alignment with a variety of delivery
methodologies that require varying degrees of delivery certainty. *
Experience managing the technical evolution of software products
into alignment with organizational standards. * Experience
interviewing, recruiting, hiring, assessing, and retaining
personnel. * Experience coaching, mentoring, and developing highly
motivated technical team leaders.
* Strong technical leader. * Strong written and verbal
communication skills to provide guidance and education on new
concepts and practices to chapter members and to align diverse
partner groups on technical decisions. * Solid ability to influence
and persuade product stakeholders to support proposed architectural
changes. * Ability to deliver clear and direct communication
regarding performance and skill development. * Demonstrated ability
in coaching and mentoring chapter members in the area of
performance, standards, and work methods. * Demonstrable ability to
resolve issues with and across teams, before they intensify
(mediation skills). * Able to evaluate the technical landscape with
a critical eye, challenge current practices, and propose
improvements. * Able to work effectively to unblock architectural
dependencies that affect different product initiatives. * Able to
build an atmosphere of trust and a comfortable and efficient work
environment while maintaining high expectations for delivery.
Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Software
Engineering or equivalent is required. Masters Degree in Computer
Science or Management of Information Systems is a plus!
We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career
long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k),
pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs,
generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!
FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to
attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.
Please note that all FM Global visitors, including external
candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be
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