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Director, AWS Data Architecture & Engineering - INT000H0

Newark, NJ
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Primary Location United States-New Jersey-Newark (NJ)


For more than 135 years, Prudential Financial Inc. has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Today, we are one of the world's largest financial services institutions with operations in the United States, Asia, and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols: The Rock , an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation.
Prudential International Insurance (PII) continues to be one of Prudential's fastest growing and most profitable business groups. This role is situated within the Corporate Operations and Systems group that supports Asia and Latin America.
Prudential International Insurance is seeking an accomplished Consulting Director, Data Platform Architecture & Engineering with strategic mindset and significant practical hands-on experience, to lead the architecture and drive the design as well as implementation of the state-of-the-art data processing, analytics, and reporting capabilities across multiple technology domains. The Consulting Director, Data Platform Architecture & Engineering will have the opportunity to influence, differentiate, and guide our business and technology strategies by establishing the robust data capabilities that will enable the PII companies to deploy solutions in a rapidly changing ecosystem. This position will report to PIIs Data and Integration Lead, collaborate with Enterprise and other lines of business technology stakeholders and may have the opportunity to influence global enterprise data initiatives.
Prudential International Insurance is embarking on a multi-year Digital Transformation program to utilizing contemporary technologies and innovative techniques to achieve PIIs mission of providing financial security and peace of mind to our customers.  We are committed to achieving our purpose statement We make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world. by enabling large scale business and technology projects to adopt digital and cloud-based products and solutions to increase operational efficiency and enable revenue growth. The multi-program also focuses on leveraging cross-business capabilities within Prudential and partnering with Enterprise groups to enable common technology capabilities for global use across national boundaries. The Consulting Director, Data Platform Architecture & Engineering will have the ability to collaborate across businesses within Prudential.
As we continue to transform and improve experiences of our existing individual customers, Group Life clients, and business partners, we aspire to attract and retain top talent to create a diverse, engaged and fulfilled workforce, as well as maintain our top-tier, rock solid marketplace reputation. We prioritize continuous improvement and adapt practices that enable agility and customer-centricity. The Data Architect will be expected to showcase and utilize their experience to assist with the transformation creating positive outcomes.
Job Responsibilities include:
  • Build and lead a Data practice to help drive legacy modernization, cloud enablement, client & partner data exchange capabilities, and operational efficiency solutions to evolve our systems of interaction, systems of integration and systems of records
  • Develop Prudential International Data Architecture framework including blueprints, solutions, principles, design patterns and standards as well as coach, train, and develop other technical staff on data best practices and solutions
  • Architect and facilitate implementing the PII Data Lake model that can be used across PII countries for reporting, visualization, analytics and machine learning. 
  • Lead and influence Data initiative discussions and decisions with key stakeholders including local country IT teams, Prudential Technology Teams, Enterprise Architecture groups, Cloud Enablement Partners, and service providers
  • Leverage experience and perform appropriate due diligence to make well informed build or buy decisions for Data management platform capabilities in our rapidly growing and evolving environment considering speed to market and customer needs in mind to deliver business outcomes
  • Assist in the development and maintain a metadata management and repository strategy to manage all enterprise information architecture project artifacts
  • Collaborate, co-create and develop relationships with business, technology and enterprise teams across the organization by partnering, sharing and leveraging best practices and solutions
  • Work with and foster an "outcome-based" mindset where outcomes are well-defined, understood, actionable, and measurable
  • Mentor and guide peers and junior talent to help create a pool of technically strong subject matter experts and improve talent in the company




Required Capabilities:
  • Demonstrates a customer-centric engineering mindset with outside-in perspective
  • Established success working in a "test and learn environment" with proven learning agility
  • Exhibits strategic thinking capabilities, strong execution, and accountability for outcomes
  • Embraces emerging technologies with the ability to recommend innovative solutions that drive business value
  • Is a change advocate; demonstrates the capabilities required to thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, often ambiguous environment
  • Creates collaborative working relationships with colleagues quickly, is an active listener; is skilled in crucial conversations, demonstrates courage and curiosity is not afraid to fail
  • Bachelors degree in Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline OR equivalent relevant experience
  • 10 years of demonstrated technology leadership experience implementing large scale data management and exchange projects with at least 7 years of experience as a Data Architect or deep involvement in Applications and Integrations Architecture
  • Must possess an engineering mind-set and have experience with Operational Data Stores, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Data Marts and iPaaS products
  • Strong design and implementation background enabling data exchange with customer facing Web and Mobile applications
  • 5 years proven experience architecting solutions related to distributed applications, monolithic solutions, legacy databases (DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
  • 2-3 years of implementing unstructured data solutions (Hadoop or equivalent products) data streaming capabilities (Kafka or similar) and unstructured data cloud-based solutions (i.e. AWS - RDS)
  • Deep knowledge of on-premise and cloud data security patterns and standards
  • Proven experience driving legacy modernization including decomposition and modularization of monolithic platforms
  • Experience delivering Data evolution roadmaps and technology blueprints for large programs and transformations
  • Experience in leveraging data for machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing use cases
  • Solid understanding of reporting capabilities and knowledge of reporting products (Cognos, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) preferred
  • Experience in facilitating and working with data analytics teams
  • Solid understanding of the full application development life cycle and practical operations support experience
  • Demonstrated success in working in an Agile, Waterfall and hybrid environments
  • Experience in leading or collaborating with teams of architects and/or developers
  • Successful track record in leading and implementing across cross-functional teams to deliver on project outcomes
  • Business and technical background in the Financial Services or Employee Benefits industry is a plus
  • International experience is highly desirable; ability to travel up to 25% to the PII countries
  • Ability to lead and influence small to large teams of technical experts is required
  • Experience interfacing with senior leaders in the organization and fluency in simplifying technical complexities required
  • Strong communication, presentation and articulation skills is needed


@!*!Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
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Posted: 2020-03-27 Expires: 2020-08-01

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