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Enterprise Application Architect

Location: New York, New York, United States

Secondary Locations: Phoenix,Arizona,United States;

Company: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Job ID R_073698-en

The Enterprise Architecture team comprises of a small number of highly experienced senior individuals who operate collaboratively across the organization. The individual in this role must have the experience and depth of knowledge to command respect across our highly competent digital and IT teams. They must be able to work globally, across time zones and able to communicate clearly with senior stake holders. The Application Architect is responsible for delivering a strategy and roadmap for application delivery frameworks and tools, that constantly improves development agility and reduces operating costs.

Location:  Phoenix or New York


  • Set and maintain architectural standards, policies and frameworks that govern all aspects of application development, maintenance and ultimately retirement, that continuously converge our enterprise landscape towards a smaller, well defined set of technologies that improve business agility and drive down IT operating costs.
  • Maintains a technology roadmap that helps forecast the future state of the technical stack based on industry and technology trends, projected growth and the evolution of applications.
  • Develop full stack “blueprints” for application architectures that encompass middleware (messaging, API’s etc) though to digital user interfaces.
  • Design and develop a core set of shared services that can be consumed by all divisions. Promote reuse and leveraging of existing software components and services.
  • Bring together and lead a “guild” of likeminded professionals across MMC that unlocks the size and scale of talent within the organization.
  • Create, maintain and/or enhance a target enterprise application landscape (TAL) that drives reuse where appropriate across the enterprise. Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application or organic growth of applications.
  • Collaborates with application teams across the enterprise and provides recommendations on competitive frameworks and solutions to address application inefficiencies, increase stability, and support scaling efforts
  • Contribute directly to enterprise wide projects.

Knowledge and skills

  • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • A comprehensive understanding of regulated environments, systems security and privacy.
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of contemporary application development stacks including MEAN, MERN, Microsoft and other emerging open source technologies.
  • Has direct experience of Agile and Devops delivery using these stacks.
  • Has experience with large public cloud providers such as Azure, AWS or GCP including their PaaS services.
  • An understanding of emerging technology themes such as AI/ML, IoT, Blockchain and RPA.
  • A reputation for personal innovation and in creating environments where others can innovate.
  • Able to operate at scale and with senior stake holders.
  • Working collaboratively with peers from all divisions across MMC, able to lead discussions, build consensus and encourage adoption.
  • A comprehensive understanding of regulated environments, systems security and privacy.
  • Has a delivery focused approach.
  • A lifelong learner with an appetite for change.

Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh is a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a leader in management consulting. With annual revenue of $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:  Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:  We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at:

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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