Zurich NA Infrastructure Cloud Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Infrastructure Cloud Architect


Zurich North America is seeking an experienced Infrastructure Cloud Architect to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL where she/he will drive the enablement and adoption of cloud-based services to solve current and business challenges.

Our team is looking for an independent critical thinker who has demonstrated experience migrating applications to cloud solutions and effectively managing the same in an operational manner. You will work closely with local and global stakeholders to execute on Zurich North America strategic IT priorities.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Collaborate with architects and vendors to define and implement IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions on the Azure cloud infrastructure

  • Migrate and deploy core infrastructure, networking, and cloud-based solutions across the enterprise

  • Assess applications and recommend infrastructure solutions taking into account compute, network, storage, identity and security requirements

  • Design solutions that are highly available, secure, and align with Zurich architectural and disaster recovery standards

  • Research innovative and emerging cloud technologies and develop business plans that support the adopting of those technologies at Zurich

  • Analyze, troubleshoot and remediate cloud solution issues efficiently

  • Partner with legal and procurement departments to review, negotiate, and monitor contracts utilizing cloud services

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:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operational experience with Cloud Infrastructure experience preferred

  • Prior Consultant/Consulting experience preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills desired

  • Insurance-related experience valued but not required

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 approximately 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.

EOE Disability/Veterans

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/09/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180001VY