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Zurich NA Technology Strategist (I or II) in Schaumburg, Illinois

Technology Strategist (I or II)


Zurich North America is hiring a Technology Strategist I or II to join our IT team! We are open to hiring talent at our Schaumburg, IL location.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Understand business strategy and how IT plays a part to enable it

  • Coordinate and lead discovery sessions with business owners and IT colleagues to understand current state and help design future state by gathering detailed requirements through interviews, documentation and facilitated working sessions

  • Create process models based on business requirements to determine the completeness of the information and process components

  • Organize and manage multiple assignments with potentially competing priorities and deadlines, while adhering to departmental guidelines and expectations

  • Evaluate project impact through consultation with the business, regulatory, Information Technology management, development, quality assurance, validation, and training teams

  • Lead requirements analysis to determine the systems’ potential and define impact on other business units and systems

  • Support the development team in completion of impact assessments and validation of effort estimates

  • Develop simple business cases for defined projects in own area of IT expertise, to determine potential benefits, clarify the rationale for investment and support the planning process

  • Conduct external research of trends and technology topics to summarize and share insights

  • Perform quantitative and qualitive analysis and synthesize findings

  • Engage with a wide range of stakeholders in business and IT

  • Engage in conversations on a wide spectrum – from high-level strategy to granular processes and system details

This role will be filled at either a Technology Strategist Level I or Level II . 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.

Technology Strategist Level I:

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 4 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area


Technology Strategist Level II:

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science or Engineering and 5 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND

  • Process reengineering, e.g. LEAN/Six Sigma, Continuous improvement methodologies

  • Process modeling tools

  • Business Systems Integration

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with managing multiple enterprise projects with competing priorities

  • Experience in tracking/analyzing emerging trends and technologies and creating high quality thought leadership output, e.g., white paper, point of view, research summary

  • Proven ability to bridge business needs and technology solutions while considering qualitative/quantitative impact to devise strategic options

  • General knowledge of financial services industry including knowledge of insurance business processes

  • Must possess structured problem-solving analytical skills

  • Ability to succinctly communicate insights to cross-functional stakeholders and tailor approach based on audience and message

  • Hands on experience with process mapping software (Visio, Lucidchart, etc.) and collaboration tools (Mural, Miro, etc.)

  • Proficient in common Microsoft Office products, e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Word

  • Willingness to learn plus a get-it-done mindset with a strong bias towards action

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/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

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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