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The AVP: Business Systems will play a key role in the organization by working with IT/Business leadership and other cross:functional teams to define applications architecture direction and by managing business application solution delivery for the enterprise. The AVP will ensure close alignment between FGLs strategic business goals and objectives, IT design principles and solutions. Models and architectural frameworks will be used to identify key relationships and gaps between business objectives, process and IT systems. Roadmaps to enhance operational efficiency and provide visionary guidance for project solutions will be created. In Business Systems the focus will be to transform to a buy vs. build and vendors vs. in:house development. Managing the outsource vendors to ensure SLAs are met, costs contained and that business current and future needs are met is a sizable component of the Business Systems focus.

The position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer. This position interacts with the Senior Management team, the IT Leadership team and employees at all levels through the organization as well as Third Party Administrators, service providers, vendors, consultants and contractors. This position will supervise direct reports. This position works closely with the IT Leadership team to ensure that solutions fit within the Enterprise Architecture, can be accommodated within the infrastructure and meet security requirements. In addition, interaction with the IT PMO for prioritization will be critical and ongoing. This position will manage the vendor(s) relationship and performance and will supervise the team.

Duties and Responsibilities
:Provide architectural vision to appropriately align IT to strategic business needs and goals
:Develop and maintain an aspirational architectural road map for the enterprise
:Develop the Applications architectures
:Incorporate Security architecture and strategy into enterprise applications architecture
:Utilize enterprise architecture frameworks to shape the design architecture
:Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies
:Develop architectural metrics and reports for the executive team, business and IT management
:Maintain in:depth knowledge of IT industry best practices, technologies, architecture and emerging technologies
:Develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies
:Document exceptions to architectural standards
:Review IT procurement plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans
:Participate in outsource and services purchasing contract reviews and negotiations
:Deploy and maintain an Enterprise Architecture repository and tool set
:Author and evangelize standards, process, procedures, guidelines, etc. consistent with corporate policy and governance

Business Systems Services and Delivery:
:Improve business processes and support critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation and maintenance of applications
:Research and evaluate new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs
:Manage vendor relationships to ensure contract terms, SLA and performance agreements are met and
changes/enhancements/bugs are managed appropriately
:Utilize various SDLC methodologies (Waterfall, RAD, Agile, etc.) as appropriate for the project
:Develop RFPs and review proposals to determine buy vs. build solution. Negotiate contracts with SLAs, performance agreements and
:Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget with quality results that meet the business need.
:Design and lead implementation of the Model Office to provide an end:to:end testing environment
:Evaluate outsourced testing solution to determine best fit functionally and cost:wise for FGL considering tools, responsiveness and flexibility
:Responsible for all levels


• Location: Baltimore

• Post ID: 19803043 baltimore is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017