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Principle Enterprise Architect, Cloud

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Are you in search of a first in class company? Here at Northwestern Mutual, we are in the middle of a digital transformation enterprise wide and are in search of top performers in the technology space! As a key member of the Enterprise Architecture team, you’ll be tasked with defining and rolling out enterprise standards to drive a consistent and accurate use of public cloud and SaaS services across the enterprise!

What you’ll do:

  • Provide thought leadership on architecture and technology matters; ensuring that technology work is aligned to long-term strategic business interests with public cloud and SaaS services
  • Assemble a cross functional coalition of technology partners to drive the creation of good governance and standards for public cloud across all core technology platforms
  • Strategically balance diverse objectives for cloud adoption to ensure the appropriate level of value, risk, and engineering autonomy
  • Ensure cloud practices are appropriately factoring in non-functional requirements (resiliency, security, cost management, data implications, etc.)
  • Work closely with key partners, including enterprise quality, security, and cost management, to define standards for cloud services
  • Arrange rollout and promote standard methodologies, generate passion for adoption
  • Lead and measure your impact through well-defined critical metrics

What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for 5+ years of leadership experience working in high powered engineering organizations with well crafted hyper-scale cloud deployments
  • Validated ability working in sophisticated technology ecosystems; experience with large scale cloud estates
  • Proven record to collaborate with a broad variety of technical partners; successful in providing leadership and delivering on outcomes in a large enterprise environment
  • Foundational understanding of both current and legacy technologies in areas like application platforms (e.g., cloud platforms, legacy platforms), SDLC practices, integration patterns and automated testing.
  • Pragmatic judgment, able to know when to trade off short and long-term gains and help guide partners through these decisions while mentoring them on the implications
  • Confirmed passion for automation; proficient and determined to find ways to automate and streamline processes and practices
  • Security-minded, experienced and outspoken on approaches to integrating security and compliance considerations into cloud services

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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