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Zurich NA IT Advisory Solution Architect (Senior Consultant or Director Level) in Schaumburg, Illinois

IT Advisory Solution Architect (Senior Consultant or Director Level)

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Zurich North America is hiring an IT Advisory Solution Architect (Senior Consultant or Director Level) to join our IT Architecture team! We are open to hiring talent at our Schaumburg, IL location.

We are looking for a Solutions Architect who can proactively and holistically lead and support Enterprise Architecture activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. The Solutions Architect will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions that align with architectural governance and standards. They will work closely with the development and security teams to identify and resolve pain points in the IT Architecture landscape. Key responsibilities include providing expert advice, identifying functional/non-functional requirements, and interfacing with vendors and the enterprise architecture community to support the design of compliant solutions which meet business needs. The individual in this role influences decisions through a combination of technical knowledge as well as through the building of key personal relationships.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the evaluation, design, and analysis of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of IT enterprise architecture, standards and practices by maintaining understanding of current and future technology developments.

  • Maintaining an understanding of the functionality and use of the IT application portfolio for specific vertical lines of business.

  • Identifying existing IT software assets for new opportunities (e.g. re-use) through project and program involvement.

  • Providing consultation for broad areas of technology to project efforts within various IT areas and/or external service providers.

  • Partnering and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders, including development, operations, quality assurance and security when creating architectural designs and contextualizing solutions.

  • Designing and documenting solutions required to meet business needs and automate business processes/activities.

  • Understanding and evaluating multiple platforms, software packages, and custom components to design the solution.

  • Providing guidance to development teams to improve performance and operability of the solutions they develop.

  • Ensuring that system designs meet business and customer needs for reliability and availability.

Preparing and presenting design and implementation documentation to multiple stakeholders.

This role will be filled at either a Senior Consultant or Director Level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

Senior Consultant:

Basic Requirements:

  • 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 areaOR

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

Preferred Requirements:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Master’s Degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development

OR

Director Level:

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND

  • IT Strategy

Preferred Requirements:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Masters Degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols 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 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/vet

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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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