Principal Enterprise Architect-Claims

Mutual of Omaha

Omaha, NE Software Development

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a solid, family-oriented company that is reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and caring. We are a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. We are committed to providing outstanding service to our policyholders and our dedication to customer service is the cornerstone of our vision and values.   

The IS Service area is looking for skilled IT resources that are willing to experiment with new technologies and change the way business needs are solved with technology. As a part of this team you will partner with our Claims area to execute the strategy that builds technology solutions that directly impact the claims experience that policyowners have with Mutual of Omaha.  We want individuals that understand our current environment and how to interact with our legacy on-premise systems, and who are also passionate about streamlining those systems and moving them into a cloud-first architecture.   

The Principal Enterprise Architect will be a results-oriented strategic leader that shares accountability for the successful vision and execution of strategic initiatives.  The PEA works with business stakeholders and technical architects across all domains to drive holistic technology implementation across Value Streams and facilitate the realization of strategy. They operate without boundaries across the IS organization to establish and ensure business capability to strategic initiative alignment. They are granted wide spheres of independence for the purpose of researching methods to best introduce and integrate business capabilities.  They cultivate leadership throughout the IS organization and ensure that IS is effectively supporting the enterprise strategy. This position consistently operates at an Advanced Level. 

What You'll Do:

  • Influences outcomes with business and I/T partners through appropriate analysis and recommendations  
  • Investigate competitive industry trends and best practices to guide direction on key strategies  
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key business stakeholders   
  • Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations.  
  • Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.  
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.  
  • Describe the primary business functions of the enterprise and distinguish between customer-facing, supplier-related, business execution and business management functions.  
  • Define the set of strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities such as customers, suppliers, and external systems that interact with the business; and describe which people, resources and controls are involved in the processes.  
  • Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationships between those data.  
  • Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units.  
  • Works with business stakeholders and technical architects to drive enterprise strategy across Value Streams.  
  • Drives collaboration of programs and teams around a common solution vision.  
  • Maintains a high-level, holistic vision of enterprise solutions and development initiatives.  
  • Understands and communicates Strategic Themes and other key business drivers for architecture to technical architects and nontechnical stakeholders.  
  • Drives architecture initiatives with the Agile Portfolio & Program Operations (APPO) and participates in Epic analysis.  
  • Acts as an internal consultant, mentor and change agent across the enterprise. Develops communication plans and promotes enterprise architecture process and results to all levels within the organization. Assesses and communicates the achievement and impact of the enterprise architecture.  
  • Identifies and manages organizational and business process dependencies between projects and programs / portfolios, working closely with all levels within the organization.  
  • Demonstrates Mutual of Omaha's Leadership Objectives: Business, Talent & Visionary Leadership  
  • Responsible for complying with all Company Information Services policies and standards.  
  • Translates ambiguities to accurately and clearly “tell a story” to all audiences to ensure understanding of impacts and potential risks associated with change.  
  • Successfully manages “change curves’ within IS associated with introduction of new systems and directions.  
  • Performs as a strategic leader to guide the vision and execution of operational effectiveness and efficiency.  
  • Coordinates with architects across the organization to develop and maintain architecture strategy.  
  • Understands the Company strategic vision and priorities, then recommends and communicates the appropriate roadmaps.  
  • Advocates effective architectural designs and optimizes current architecture and processes. Promotes appropriate use of and adherence to reference architectures.  
  • Ability to envision and run workshops, white boarding sessions and architecture reviews to align key stakeholders on architecture recommendations   
  • This position requires sitting over 66% of the time.
  • This position requires Visual Acuity at 20 inches (or less) over 66% of the time.

About You:

  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
  • Knowledge of Mutual’s product base including Life, Disability, Medical, Medicare Supplement, Long Term Care, and Accident products for group, individual and special markets. 
  • Knowledge of cloud applications and structures, including API integration using Mulesoft and the relationships between experience, process, and system APIs. 
  • The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies.  Those issues may exist in role alignment, process gaps and overlaps, and business capability maturity gaps  
  • The ability to apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges  
  • The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority business issues  
  • The ability to visualize and create high-level models (rigorous information-rich diagrams) that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture  
  • Experience developing and using these high-level models as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business  
  • Extensive experience planning and deploying either business or IT initiatives (preference for both)  
  • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques (preference for Business Process Modeling Notation)  
  • Exceptional communication skills and the demonstrable ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations  
  • The ability to act as liaison conveying information in suitably accurate models between the business unit and their counterparts within Information Technology.  The scope of this information includes business requirements, data constraints, business rules, models of strategy and motivation, processes, accountabilities, and many other business and IT operational needs   
  • Must be a Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus.  Must be highly reliable, trustworthy, honest, and commitment oriented  
  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities  
  • Coaching and Mentoring - Coach, mentor and cross-train others. Helps co-workers stay focused on the overall goal. Leads by example and encourages others to excel. Serves as a positive role model.  
  • Planning and Perspective - Formulate and articulate strategic vision. Anticipate and prepare for emerging systems and business needs. Uses goals and objectives to prioritize work and guide actions. Understands multiple systems or business segments. Understand interaction with other business processes.  
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and present multiple solution approaches to meet business requirements and strategies.  
  • Ability to develop and maintain business partnerships with customers and suppliers at all levels, including resolving conflicts, anticipating customer needs, and prioritizing schedules from multiple customers or suppliers.  
  • Strong understanding of contemporary insurance concepts relating to business, market and industry trends. Ability to apply such knowledge to support the critical systems needed.  
  • Ability to assimilate, interpret and draw conclusions from an extensive variety of organization and business data with multiple abstract and concrete variables.  
  • Proven leadership abilities and tangible success implementing strategic business initiatives.  
  • Understanding of business financial management and planning and experience locating ways to reduce costs and IT expenses on a large-scale basis   

Bonus Points:

  • Broad knowledge of insurance and financial services products, the insurance industry, related legislation, and business operation procedures and practices.
  • Experience in both Enterprise and Business Architecture  
  • Experience building and extending an Enterprise and/or Business Architecture practice  
  • Experience working in the Business Architecture Domain  
  • Experience working across architecture domains   
 
 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

  • A Diverse workplace where associate feel a sense of belonging
  • A company that feels like a small, close-knit community, with the strength of a Fortune 500
  • Tuition reimbursement, training and career development
  • Competitive salary, incentives, 401K, flexible work schedules and a healthy amount of time off
  • Don’t live in Omaha? No problem! We offer an attractive relocation package

MUTUAL OF OMAHA:

Mutual of Omaha is a provider of insurance and financial services. Our legacy of stability creates an environment where every associate is encouraged to experiment, innovate and grow in their own unique career path. From day one, we you have the tools to be your best self at work. Here you’ll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples’ lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals.

Each associate is a unique contributor to creating a diverse, dynamic, thriving and inclusive workplace. We want you to become engaged … feel a sense of belonging … and contribute to the company’s exceptional future.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-800-780-0304. We are available Monday through Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm CST we will reply within 24 hours.

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER.

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Job ID: 3857

Posted 21 days ago

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