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Head of Architecture & Solution Development

Company: Zurich NA
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Architecture & Solution Development 74224 Zurich is recruiting for a Head of Architecture and Solution Development. To do this we are looking for a senior leader who has overall accountability for the strategic execution and hands-on delivery of services that enables Zurich Insurance to realize the potential of technology. The role is responsible to deliver through client services and IT delivery solutions functions, to unlock innovation, accelerate our businesses, exploit cloud and package applications and provide services which have business impact by harnessing technology & design to provide new value propositions, differentiated solutions, and transformational customer experiences. Key Responsibilities: + Create and engineer new technology-enabled products and service to meet business and customer needs to transform business models and internal solutions. Improve revenue and sales opportunities, whilst also enhancing the company's brand. + Leads change by building, growing, and develop high-performing technical expert teams, and structure their teams for maximum effectiveness, knowing what to outsource and what to insource in to get the best return on their technology investment. + Increase the technical capability of Zurich's architecture teams by building and leading a strong base of technical architects to work with existing enterprise and application architects. The technical architects are expected to embed themselves in delivery projects contributing directly to solution creation and delivery, and to ensure that solution recommendations are backed by practical use of tools which the architecture team recommends + Leads alignment to the company's technical vision and technological development and identifies new services and technologies to be developed based on the defined strategy. + Conduct research and case studies on leading edge technologies and makes determinations on the probability of implementation + In addition to hands on delivery work, collaborate in a consultative fashion with other senior stakeholders (Business Units, Functions, etc.), to provide practical input on technologies and provide solutions to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. + Establish and drive the future Cloud strategy and roadmap in relation to applications and devops + Provide leadership to department heads that supports the company's culture, mission and values, with a startup mindset, building a culture where technical people can thrive and build their careers. + Act as a good steward of the Company's resources and ensure control of architecture, client services delivered and delivery budgets, maintaining current information about technology standards and compliance regulations. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor's Degree and 15 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND + People management experience + Experience managing budgets + Experience designing and implementing technology + Experience leading multi- million development and service efforts + Experience with solution architectures that encompass transactional processing, data warehousing and integration, master data management (MDM), extract, transform, load (ETL), data mining and unstructured data and metadata + Experience with cloud based technologies and cloud adoption at the enterprise scale + Experience evaluating market and insurance industry trends within technical domains Preferred Qualifications: + Experience designing and implementing innovative business solutions in diverse and heterogeneous environments with hands-on delivery experience + Well versed in Agile, DevOps, customer experience (CX/UI/UX), user research, and cloud-based software development methods and data-driven decisions + Must possess experience in Finance and specifically managing Budgets + Managing a technical team, attract and retain talent; cross-training and ensuring educational development & succession of the team + Conduct audits and enforce risk policies + Strong leadership, stakeholder management and internal and external relationships + Ideally, experienced in leading edge development and services efforts for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 A future with 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 148 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 here 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 - Schaumburg, AM - Remote Work (US) Remote Working: true Schedule: Full Time

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