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Principal Enterprise Architect

Technology - Other Job ID 2024-14664 Primary Location: Johnston, Rhode Island 06/19/2024 Hiring Range: $152,400 - $219,100
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FM is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

As a pivotal member of our Enterprise Architecture team, you'll align cutting-edge technologies with our business vision, driving innovation and optimizing business capabilities. You'll assess our current tech landscape and chart strategic roadmaps to propel FM Global towards a future of excellence.

Skills You'll Use Every Day

  • Architectural vision and business strategy alignment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address complex technical challenges and make informed decisions.
  • Adept in Negotiating skills to influence architectural decisions with implementation teams with a bias towards accelerating business outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to present Architecture Strategies and roadmap to Senior Executives.
  • Interpersonal excellence, influencing, and storytelling.

Be the Change: Lead FM Global into a future where technology empowers resilience.


  • Develop and maintain the enterprise architecture cloud strategy, ensuring it aligns with our business’s long-term objectives.
  • Drive maturity across our hybrid cloud practices including automation, self-service, efficiency and scale. Continuously assess our hybrid cloud architecture against well architected framework and its principles to drive maturity
  • Collaborate closely with our cloud platform and reliability engineering teams to influence their roadmap and align it with key business objectives on annual basis.
  • Define our North Star Cloud Platform Architecture, accelerating hybrid cloud adoption to modernize systems and minimize technical debt.
  • Analyze and report on cloud spending patterns and provide recommendations for cost savings opportunities. Stay informed on the latest cloud industry patterns and trends and incorporate them in our FinOps strategy.
  • Lead Architecture portfolio planning by aligning closely with principal product owners and portfolio managers to drive adoption of capability model and APM.
  • Work with senior executives to develop and drive enterprise-wide functional strategies.
  • Guide Platform & Solution Architects in adopting well architected framework principles in their solutions.
  • Champion architecture governance process and Enterprise Architecture intake.
  • Build visibility and awareness of the gap between current state architecture and future state and influence platform and product roadmaps in their journey to the adoption of the future state.
  • Evaluate and endorse tech products that align with our strategic goals, focusing on cloud-native services.
  • Drive organization’s AI Strategy and architecture and be the trusted advisor to platform and product teams to drive our AI initiatives.

10+ years in enterprise-scale technology solution design and implementation.

8+ years in highly influential technical IT or consultative role driving strategic architecture across large enterprises.

5+ years of providing progressively greater experience driving Cloud Architecture, Strategy and best practices.

5+ years working under a Chief Architect/Head of EA , shaping strategies is desirable.

Cloud Architecture certification from a major cloud provider. Microsoft is preferred!

Technical Expertise:

  • Proven experience in large scale enterprise B2B/B2C cloud migrations with deep knowledge in key technologies like Kubernetes, Cloud Networking, Service Mesh, Infrastructure as code and Serverless.
  • Expert level understanding of cloud native architecture principles.
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g TOGAF) including ability to develop and implement architectural strategies.
  • Deep understanding of business processes and business capability modelling and the ability to align technology solutions with business goals.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop technology roadmaps that align with long-term business objectives.
  • Hands-on experience with driving Application Portfolio Management and Enterprise Architecture Management using platforms like LeanIx.
  • Strong solid understanding of traditional AI techniques including end to end AIML lifecycle. Deep understanding of Large Language models and RAG process for architecting Generative AI solutions.


Bachelors in IT, Computer Science, or related field

Advanced degrees and certifications a plus!

The hiring range for this position is $152,400 to $219,100 and the final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances, and much more!

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.


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