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New York Life Insurance Company Corporate Vice President - Information Architect in New York, New York

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When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.

Overview : New York Life is in search of a forward-thinking, seasoned outcomes-oriented Information Architect to design the foundation of our customer/client data to be delivered as an internal “data product” enabling business strategy and activation of analytics, insights and AI solutions. As an integral member of the Chief Data Officer's team, this role will champion, develop and evolve client data architecture, driving thorough and high-quality, trusted canonical forms of client data. If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced, transformative data-driven environment, this is the opportunity for you.

Responsibilities of this role include providing expert-level information architecture capabilities including applying and developing enterprise standards, development of conceptual and logical data models for the client data domain, coordinating impacts to related enterprise data domains, and engaging data engineers to communicate business data requirements and models enabling solution development.

Responsibilities also include evaluating commercial platforms for data model integrity, driving the successful implementation of the client data product and owning the key business decisions throughout the lifecycle of client data (sourcing, appropriate use, data quality goals, retention, etc.).

Success in the role will be measured by the degree to which information architecture capabilities and the client data product are matured and employed to support the objectives of New York Life business priorities, and enable technology solutions including transactional systems, BI analytics, data science and emerging GenAI solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Apply information architecture methods and standards and develop robust conceptual and logical data models for the client data domains and relevant reference data as part of a client data product, activating measurable business outcomes via applications/ transactions and consumption (BI/analytics, data science, Gen AI)

  • Own the key business decisions throughout the lifecycle of client data (sourcing, appropriate use, data quality, retention, etc.)

  • Liaise with Technology data engineers to convey business data requirements and models.

  • Evaluate and ensure client data model integrity across commercial and proprietary platforms, fostering the establishment of trusted data sources.

  • Conduct assessments of current client data completeness and quality, envision and articulate the desired future state, and orchestrate roadmaps to bridge any existing gaps.

  • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders across business and technology functions, promoting a data-driven culture.

  • Advocate the importance and role of data governance, ensuring data is recognized and managed as a critical asset.

  • Ensure alignment to the emerging Enterprise Unstructured Taxonomy and assist in its development.

  • Contribute as a member of Communities of Practice - virtual organizations that meet regularly to share ideas, best practices, and promote a culture where data are managed as an asset of the company.

  • Remain abreast of emerging industry trends and innovations related to data management.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Proven track record in devising and executing information architecture strategies in complex business settings.

  • Profound expertise in data cataloging, curation, conceptual and logical data modeling.

  • Comprehensive understanding of various data management facets, including transactional data, metadata management, BI/analytics, and Gen AI.

  • A fervent advocate for data governance's role in harnessing data as an asset.

  • Hands-on experience in a Data/Dev Ops role, automating data quality processes.

  • Profound knowledge of the data intricacies in life insurance and financial services sectors (preferred), including working knowledge of Insurance Application Architecture (IIA) and/or ACORD Framework

  • Proven experience in a Scaled Agile framework.

  • Aptitude for analyzing business requirements, problem-solving, and modeling current and future business processes with clear data domain/entity links.

  • Strong collaboration, communication, and influence skills, fostering connections across diverse teams and stakeholders.

  • Acumen in basic project management: planning, time estimation, and resource allocation.

  • Mastery of IT methodologies, functions, and services.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Familiarity with BI tools such as Tableau is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple simultaneous priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to think end-to-end, connect moving parts, and anticipate and manage change impacts.

  • Ability to define and leverage metrics to drive performance and outcomes.

  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to work with all levels within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, AI, or a related field.

  • Master's degree is highly desirable.


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Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation ( . We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visitLinkedIn ( , ourNewsroom ( and theCareers ( page of .

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