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Zurich NA Enterprise Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Enterprise Architect


Zurich is currently looking for an Enterprise Architect as part of the Enterprise Transformation team based out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

This individual will be responsible for documenting current state IT landscapes/architectures and helping define strategies to create future-state architectures that support stated business strategies.

The Enterprise Architect will also provide advice to own and other teams; act as the point of contact between enterprise architecture, IT development teams, key stakeholders, and the global EA team.

She/he will also have the ability to work effectively with business and technical resources to bridge the typical gap in understanding between business and IT.

As an influencer, the Enterprise Architect will set the strategy and direction for the organization and will have exposure to senior leadership and key stakeholders.

Influencer Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a range of internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. Relationships typically involve promoting cooperation, collaboration or acceptance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent in Information Technology and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Information Technology and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years or more in an enterprise architect role

  • Technical platform and solution architecture knowledge

  • Ability to design, manage and deliver as part of internal IT consultant practice

  • Ability to research, evaluate and propose new technologies tools strategies

  • Political acumen, ability to understand and navigate complex organizational dynamics

  • Strong communications and presentation skills

  • Strong business acumen in the Commercial Insurance space

  • Analytical thinking, strong problem solving skills

  • Strong influencing and conflict resolution skills

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/16/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180007UX

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.