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Zurich NA Enterprise Solution Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Enterprise Solution Architect


Zurich is currently looking for an Enterprise Solution Architect to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

As an Enterprise Solution Architect, you will help lead the design and implementation of our next generation of best-in-class technology by leveraging your expertise in architecting, designing, and building enterprise solutions. You’ll assess the technical opportunities and limitations of the various technologies at your disposal and recommend solutions. The Architect will work various parts of the organization across system landscapes to support business solutions. The role's primary responsibility is to bring together business requirements with innovative technologies, develop technology strategy and guide the strategic solution definition. The candidate should bring in top-level skills in enterprise systems and collaborate to transform technical debt into innovation opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of knowledge, but also be able to become an expert in key areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop reusable patterns, practices, and reference architectures through research and Proof of Concept builds

  • Communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams, and solution documents

  • Provide consultation to teams on the strategic direction of enterprise technology

  • Author reference architectures and technology positions statements that support the design, deployment and support of complex systems that deliver business functionality

  • Verify conformance to architectural patterns, practices, and enterprise/departmental reference architecture

  • Identify, evaluate, and vet technologies for use in the enterprise technology landscape

  • Drive change from within IT through communication with teams regarding processes, standards, and culture

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture areaOR

  • Zurich Cybersecurity Technician Apprentice, including Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Extensive experience with architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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/Veterans

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

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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