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IT Lead Solutions Architect

Company: Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Zurich is currently seeking an IT Lead Solution Architect to join its Life Accident & Health digital transformation team within Information Technologies Services out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. The Solutions Architect will be tasked to lead the end-to-end implementation of a Digital platform for our Life, Accident and Health Business Unit and will help guide the organization on the solutioning, coding, and integrating this platform into the overall Zurich landscape. - This individual contributor will create and maintain constructive and supportive relationships with Business Partners (BP), ensure that all projects are initiated within IT's delivery framework and satisfy BP's needs while aligning to both the IT and Business strategy.The Solutions Architect will support the application architecture utilized by in-house developed applications, vendor applications and databases and ensure development efforts are carried out using a consistent and quality driven approach and will play an important role in the development and integration of new capabilities into existing systems by continuing to develop target architecture that aligns with existing and new capabilities, business goals and objectives.Additionally, the Solutions Architect will be responsible for assisting in the creation of integrated solutions across multiple disciplines within a complex IT technical framework, and preparing architecture statements that address the application design, process changes and project details necessary for a successful implementation. The Solutions Architect will also lead and guide a team of architects, developers, and vendor partners in implementing the solution and perform code/design reviews to ensure the implemented code adheres to the solution architecture. The Solution Architect will also assist in preparing and maintaining application landscape artifacts including application road map. The Solutions Architect will also be responsible for implementing a robust CI/CD pipeline and defining the platforms SCM strategy. Additionally, the Solutions Architect will also be responsible for evaluating new Products / Platforms, and reviewing cost and effort estimates for upcoming projects. - Client Internally Focused - The job's core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. May involve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization or supporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the IT areaOR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the IT areaOR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the IT areaAND
  • 5 or more years of experience as an Architect handling distributor, web-based Enterprise Java architect including 3 or more years in a Guidewire Policy Center or Billing Center products
  • 3 or more years of experience as a Solution Architect / Java Architect
  • 7 or more years of web application development experience
  • Knowledge of secure software development
  • Experience working with CM tools, such as JIRA in a team environmentPreferred Qualifications:
    • Leading an end-to-end implementation of at least 1 COTS or Low Code / No Code Product (Example: Mendix, Innoveo, etc.)
    • Certified at an Architect Level on any Low Code / No Code Platform is highly preferred.
    • 5 or more years of experience leading end to end technology / transformation projects in a Solutions Architect capacity supporting Policy Admin, Claims implementations
    • Experience working with SAAS / PAAS Vendor Platforms hosted in Vendor managed cloud (AWS or Azure)
    • Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation, and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts
    • Strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of Life, Accident & Health insurance operations and processing systemsRelocation Assistance AvailableAs a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. - -A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500 -. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click to learn more. -As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet - -Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. - -Location(s): AM - SchaumburgRemote Working: NoSchedule: Full Time -Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-JP1 -

Keywords: Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., Schaumburg , IT Lead Solutions Architect, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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