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Principal Enterprise Information Architect

Company: UNUM Group
Location: Remote
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company - not just insurers.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and we're excited about what's next. Join us.

General Summary:

Unum is on a path of digital transformation and we are looking for a Principal Enterprise Information Architect who has both the technical capabilities, as well as an executive presence to join our growing Enterprise Architecture team. As the Principal EIA under the direction of the Chief Architect you will be responsible for delivering business value by defining and organizing information through best practices in enterprise information modeling, development, & advanced search and discovery.This role is an opportunity to apply your passion for data with the art of information architecture supporting strategic business initiatives in customer behavior, personalization, defining & delivering advanced data and strategic business & enterprise information architecture initiatives. In this role you will work closely with business and technology stakeholders to support strategic data initiatives, drive cross-functional collaboration, promote business and technology innovation in knowledge management and advanced analytics, and provide guidance on best practices and standards in information management, agile data governance, and modern data security and protection.


  • Master's degree in Information Science, Knowledge Management, Information Management, or equivalent professional experience with emphasis on enterprise-wide architecture, governance, and solutions spanning 8-10+ years of senior technology experience.
  • Create and manage the Enterprise Information Model (EIM), which is part of the four-fold architectural model of our company (People, Process, Information, and Technology).
  • Ability to quickly consume and understand data & information technology models; can apply gap analysis techniques to create long-term technical strategy.
  • Create and maintain technical roadmaps and architectural development models for Data engineering and transformation of similar scale and complexity.
  • Experience in Information Systems design and configuration developing architectures that enable a digital transformation within a business.
  • Solid understanding of key business and technology disciplines including Master Data and metadata integration design and configuration
  • Experience in multiple facets of architecture to include Data Lake and Data Warehouse Systems design and configuration, business functional domains, technology domains, applications, and enterprise architecture.
  • Experience in large, complex, heterogeneous environments including legacy platforms preferred.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a close-knit, collaborative, and highly skilled Enterprise Architecture team.
  • Excellent communications skills presenting architecture topics to multiple levels of business and technology stakeholders to include proven ability to prepare technical presentations and communicate to upper management.
  • Experience in building information architecture products and services roadmap and capabilities in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience in training and educating master data and metadata management and its associated value.
  • Experience with working with source control management (GitHub) and common CI/CD frameworks.
  • Experience developing integration strategies for metadata management and master data platforms such as IBM MDM.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Will work with various stakeholders in both business and IT to elicit data needs and information requirements to define and develop conceptual and logical data models in a dynamic environment maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • Will work closely with multiple engineering teams to review and revise structures based on business requirements
  • Will translate metadata expertise into actionable business capabilities
  • Will be responsible for creating detailed project workplans and justify estimates of work
  • Collaborates with multiple business and technical stakeholders to create, maintain, and iteratively implement a sustainable and future-proof set of architectural roadmaps.
  • Collaborates with architects across the enterprise to ensure standardized, efficient, high quality, architecturally sound implementations of technology roadmaps.
  • Leads assessment of external technology solutions and services ensuring consistency with existing business needs and architectural sustainability.
  • Recognizes potential strategic applications of technologies, and initiates investigation and development of innovative methods of exploiting existing technology assets, to the benefit of organizations and the community. Plays a leading role in improving the interaction and understanding between the business and IT.
  • Champion's architecture, technology, and innovation across the enterprise through various modes of communication, with focus on the development community.





Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



Keywords: UNUM Group, Eugene , Principal Enterprise Information Architect, Other , Remote, Oregon

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