About Swiss Re
This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - one of the world's leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analysing the major risks that concern the world - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. This is only possible with around 10,000 truly exceptional Swiss Re people across our group worldwide.
About the role
Your primary responsibility is to ensure and improve the quality of applications across all of Swiss Re's IT-Landscape. You have an insight into all important IT projects and visibility to senior management.
As Technology Architect, you will be supporting IT projects in our global organization with quality engineering & assessments, application architecture blueprints, as well as troubleshooting of difficult to analyse and resolve run issues. You will be facilitating our cloud migration strategy of both applications and application platforms.
Your main tasks are:
1) Ensure the quality and compliance of solution designs, application architectures and solution implementations.
2) Deliver architectural blueprints and best practices including cloud native apps and MicroServices. Produce and maintain a catalogue of solution blueprints, how-to documents and knowledge-base articles.
3) Support development teams in all sorts of technical questions with a focus on non-functional requirements.
About the team
As part of the team Technology Quality & Assurance Services, you will support all build and run activities within Swiss Re's IT organisation. Our team ensures the architectural fit and the end-to-end quality of all IT solutions, whether in-house developed or 3rd party solutions requiring technical integration.
Ideally, you started your career as a software developer, gained exposure to developing complex server-side applications using Java/JEE, Spring/Spring-Boot. MS .NET or another enterprise technology stack is a plus. Assumed a solution architect role, you are now looking for a job with a global impact and a broad technology mix and cloud exposure (CloudFoundry, Microsoft Azure, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes). You have a passion for modern software technology and possess a pronounced quality gene. Based on your experience as software architect, security architect, lead developer, or similar, you understand different software development processes and methods and are familiar with all stages of the software development lifecycle. You can relate the big picture with technical details in assessing quality and identifying risks. You have experience in distributed system development, preferably in a cloud environment. We offer a career path towards influential roles in Swiss Re's technology management.
*More than 7 years of relevant working experience, including experience in managing team members, suppliers and vendors.
*BSc or MSc in a relevant field (Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar).
*Exposure to insurance or financial industry preferred
*Experienced in a leading function, including planning, prioritising and administrating work
*Experienced in developing large scale business applications
*Expert in technology architecture, technical solution design, security architecture
*Expert in integrating systems and interfacing solution components
*Good understanding of enterprise IT architecture and its requirements in regards to operational consistency and stability.
*Understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols. (Application Firewalls – OWASP, OpenID, OAuth, SAML, Network security, ...)
*Practical and theoretical skills in applying state-of-the-art procedures, tools and methods to realize IT solutions
*Experience with container technologies, Docker with Docker Swarm or Kubernetes
*Experience with cloud platforms like Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure or AWS.
Please apply with your fully documented profile (CV, motivation letter, reference letters, diplomas and certificates)
Take a risk worth taking. Register and apply at www.swissre.com/careers
Reference code: 48042
Switzerland - Adliswil