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Technical Architect

LV= General Insurance
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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As a Technical Architect at LV=GI you will join a small team of TAs as part of the wider Architecture group reporting into the Lead Architect. You will define Enterprise Technology Strategies for the Company, whilst taking account of the Technology direction of the wider Allianz Group; put in place repeatable Architecture Patterns, and produce Infrastructure Solution Designs with Security and Service as one of the key aspects of these Designs.

Breadth of knowledge in public cloud (Azure or AWS) and its core services and capabilities are essential for this role

This is an interesting opportunity because you will also be working with the Solution Architecture team and bridge the gap between both Solution and Technical Architecture, understanding functional and non-functional requirements in domains like Claims, Policy Admin, Quote and Buy. You'll keep ahead of new trends and developments by researching market leading technologies and services and building business cases to justify purchases and implementation to the Architectural Design Authorities.

You'll be working with a variety of business and technical stakeholders, understanding overall Business and IT Strategy, organisational fit, compliance and ongoing change requirements. This senior role has a high level of accountability and influence too, so your working relationships will be built on trust, influence and collaboration. Whilst not a hands-on role, you'll be providing advice and guidance in decision making and implementations, and ensuring they are commercially viable and for the benefit of LV=GI.

About you

With your broad experience across Enterprise Technologies, as our new Technical Architect you'll bring experience of a number of SME roles. You're a translator of business requirements into technology, service and security deliverables, and having worked in financial services before, have a practical understanding of Security and Risk in GI IT businesses.

You'll have excellent interpersonal skills, having the ability to interact at all business levels, including everyone from the CEO to other technical SMEs. LV=GI is an increasingly Agile organisation, so your experience of working within this methodology in cross functional teams is essential

Your exposure to support, Implementation and Solution Design in core Technologies (Windows, Linux, Web, Middleware, Database, Security Gateways, LAN/WAN Networking) is essential; as isyour exposure to support, Implementation and Solution Design in large Public Cloud (Azure or AWS).Your Experience of designing (including requirements traceability) secure, high performing, highly available Technology Solutions; IT Security and Risk experience as part of an Architecture role are also required.

Experience of Solution and Integration architecture patterns is desirable, and an interest in bridging both the Technical and Solution Architect roles in your next career move makes this position a great fit for you. You should be a good communicator both in writing and in person to liaise with, and influence, stakeholders at every level. Adaptable, you'll enjoy working with others collaboratively, but also be able to work independently to self-start tasks and prioritise the competing priorities in your work load.

Why work for us?

Exciting things are happening at LV=General Insurance (LV=GI). Having recently become part of the Allianz family, we're proud to be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK.

Driven by our pride and passion, we will always do the right thing to inspire trust in our people and our customers. That's why we've made it our mission to become Britain's best-loved insurer, by helping people look after what they love.

Rewards and Benefits

This role is a Band C in the LV= Structure.

We'll give you:

  • Flexible working opportunities - many of our employee's job share or work part-time, flexi-time, compressed hours or with an element of remote working.
  • 30 days' holiday, with the option to buy up to 2 additional days
  • A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% ()
  • An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
  • Private medical insurance which you can upgrade to family cover
  • A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
  • A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance

LV= is an equal opportunities employer who values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We recognise that people work in different ways, and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their true self to work. We accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture, however, we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently underrepresented in our organisation.
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