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Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Location: Fareham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Architects Jobs
Solution Architect (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Swindon/Whiteley
(Work from Home)

The opportunity:

An
excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Zurich UK IT Architecture team as
a Solution Architect. Whilst we are interested in applications from those with
all levels of experience, this is a role primarily aimed at someone newer to
the role.

This
is an opportunity to start on your journey to become a fully qualified Solution
Architect within Zurich.

Being part of the team you will work within a team
of other IT architects to support the design and delivery of compliant
solutions which meet business needs.

If you are interested in working in a dynamic and
challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your
creativity, initiative and contributions, just simply click "Apply
online"

This role is available part-time, job-share or full
time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise
that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work
collaboratively with other architects, project teams and members of the
business to deliver solutions which meet business needs
* Work with, inform and influence
all key stakeholders; IT, business and project sponsors
* Prepare solution design
documents, presentations and other materials using established formats and
standard software & templates, and by obtaining guidance from the wider
architecture team
* Contribute to the development and
maintenance of IT architecture, standards and practices by maintaining an
understanding of current and future technology developments
* Learn and understand our strategy
and then, working with the wider architecture team, help to shape future
strategy
* Contribute to the delivery of
assigned IT project work by collaborating with UK operations contacts on
approach for project involvement
* Understand and evaluate multiple
platforms, software packages and custom components to design the solution.
* An
ability to balance multiple projects and requirements and work confidently at
pace

Your skills and experience:

* Some knowledge of IT architecture and with IT technical and application
experience.
* An understanding of
business needs aswell as technical, with an ability to provide insights and
advice on business impact aswell as technological
* Proven record of
involvement with the delivery of a number of projects and IT systems
* Good understanding of
IT system delivery, selection and implementation
* Insights into
existing technologies, products and vendors
* Stakeholder
management experience, ability to understand stakeholder issues and provide
solutions
* Good understanding of
risk, issue and change management
* Good communication skills to be able to talk to technical teams,
business teams, other architects and senior stakeholders. With an ability to
understand application of technologies and provide an explanation of a solution
and subsequent business impacts.

Desirable:

* Financial Services Industry knowledge
* Versed in project governance
* Knowledge and experience of Information security governance and
oversight
* IT delivery related qualifications

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle
benefits package which includes:

* Base salary of up to £54,000
* 12% pension
* 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
* Annual
company bonuses
* Contribution
to medical cover
* Discounted
technology offers
* Virtual
GP appointments
* Discounted
gym membership,
* Free flu
jab
* Discounted gadget insurance

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.
Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including
part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or
compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility
you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries
we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders,
customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and
challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your
creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place
for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our
highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the
forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and
we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A
long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address
the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success
in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture.
We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your
whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee
base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives
are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of
protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept
applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture
however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic
minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups
are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous
improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and
development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees
to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community
activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our
work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020
Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our
awards on our website.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love
what you do. Work for us.

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-England-Swindon

Other Locations
: United Kingdom-England-Fareham

Schedule
: Full-time

Travel
: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Job Posting
: 12/23/20

Unposting Date
: Ongoing

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