IT Architect

Zurich Insurance
West Wickham
04 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Swindon

IT Architect

The opportunity:

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Zurich UK IT Architecture team as a Solution Architect. Being part of the team you will work within a team of other IT architects to support the design and delivery of compliant solutions which meet business needs. If you are interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions, just simply click "Apply online"

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with other architects, project teams and members of the business to deliver solutions which meet business needs
  • Work with, inform and influence all key stakeholders; IT, business and senior executives
  • Prepare solution design documents, presentations and other materials using established formats and standard software & templates
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of IT architecture, standards and practices by maintaining an understanding of current and future technology developments
  • Working with the wider architecture team to help shape future strategy
  • Contribute to the delivery of assigned IT project work by collaborating with UK operations contacts on approach for project involvement
  • Understand and evaluate multiple platforms, software packages and custom components to design the solution.
  • An ability to balance multiple projects and requirements and work confidently at pace
Your skills and experience:
  • Solution Architecture experience
  • An understanding of business needs as well as technical, with an ability to provide insights and advice on business impact as well as technological
  • Proven track record of delivery of a number of projects and IT systems
  • Experience of system selection and implementation
  • Proven insights into existing technologies, products and vendors
  • Stakeholder management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide solutions
  • Good understanding of risk, issue and change management
  • Good communication skills to be able to talk to technical teams, business teams, other architects and senior stakeholders. With an ability to understand application of technologies and provide an explanation of a solution and subsequent business impacts.

  • Financial Services Industry knowledge
  • Well versed in project governance
  • Knowledge and experience of Information security governance and oversight
  • Architecture related accreditation e.g. TOGAF certification

The Reward:

In return we are offering an attractive salary plus a generous benefits package including bonus and defined contribution pension scheme. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

Who we are:

Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect. How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You’ll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries. It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.

As you make an impact across borders, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential. As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers’ needs to allow us to drive better outcomes. As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

As an equal opportunities employer, Zurich celebrates the diversity of our people and we welcome applications from everyone.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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