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Hyderabad, TG, IN

Senior Cloud Solution Architect

About Swiss Re

 

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

 

 

About the position

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect will combine design thinking techniques, software development, networking skills, business domain know how and apply agile architecture principles to build high-quality solutions. You will provide your technical expertise in cloud solution architecture, application design and engineering of new products as well as improving existing ones using innovative and practical approaches aligned with the governance standards and current methodologies for the Property & Casualty (P&C) Solutions business of Swiss Re. In this role, you will also be responsible for collaborating with global teams and external partners during all phases of the product development lifecycle.

Your responsibilities include:

 

  • Architecture, Design, hands on engineering and creation of proof of concept for our product solutions.
  • Acquire and maintain an in-depth understanding of our product solutions landscape, underlying software architectures and constraints.
  • Be in charge to design, maintain and extend architectures artifacts.
  • Architecture & Design reviews and actively engage in Architecture Review Board sessions.
  • Collaborate with peers to drive the modern cloud architecture for our product portfolio.
  • Keep up with technology trends and identify promising new solutions that meet our requirements.
  • Present and sell ideas & architecture to wider team and business stakeholders with supporting reasoning.
  • Active in shaping and developing product solution strategies, while using hands on experience.
  • Mentor and Coach fellow tech leads & developers on Solution Architecture / Design & best practices
  • Provides hands-on troubleshooting and consulting for solution challenges when needed

 

About the Team

 

We are the Product Architecture team for Property & Casualty (P&C) Solutions business of Swiss Re. We are responsible for establishing the product Architecture Standards, Engineering Guidelines and its Governance. Additionally, we own the Strategic Technology Roadmaps which will be evolving with the emerging trends and at the same time is aligned to needs of the P&C products and our customers. We leverage cloud native, multi-tenant architecture and Swiss Re's expansive data lake with its AI/ML & Analytical Data Models to create innovative & insightful products. We are passionate about technology and eager to learn on the go. We closely collaborate with product management, engineering teams and colleagues around the globe to share knowledge and engineer simple yet effective solutions.

 

Qualifications

Experience Required

  • University Degree in Computer Sciences or similar IT related fields
  • Extensive background as (Lead/Senior) Cloud Solutions Architect
  • 10 years experience relevant to this position
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Azure cloud platform services and using Azure DevOps for CI-CD pipeline implementation leveraging Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Proficient in containerization & deployment of applications using Docker and/or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Services – Cloud Native, Container, Functions, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Data Bricks, Serverless architecture etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Data modelling & physical modelling across structured & unstructured data storage and analytics
  • Expertise in Microservices Architectures, programming languages and frameworks, API enablement and management, Systems Integration and Integration Patterns.
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages: C#, Golang, Java, Node.js, Angular.js, Python;
  • Experience using integrated development environments (e.g., Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode, WebSphere)
  • Experience in architecture, implementation and delivery of large-scale cloud and business solutions in real-world situations
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud solution architecture methodologies and best practices; Wide knowledge of emerging technology trends
  • Experience with broad technology delivery, including custom development using various development languages; Event Driven Architecture and Mesh Architecture
  • Experience in agile software engineering with strong fundamentals
  • Strong analytical skills, and address problems in a structured way, joining your own creative ideas and those of others.
  • Strong communication (written, verbal, and presentation), influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven experience in collaborating and working with global business stakeholders.
  • Ability to describe and document complex system architecture and processes in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Prior experience working in an insurtech and/or product development organization a plus
  • Prior experience working on Digital Transformation, Automation and AI/ML initiatives a plus
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of P&C insurance and reinsurance industry and products and services offered by various P&C insurance and reinsurance companies
  • Experience defining a variety of solution types, such as new system builds, legacy enhancements, integrating COTS software packages, Software as a Service or Platform as a Service as components of the solution
  • Experience with providing technical leadership on software engineering design, development, and frameworks, analysing alternatives, and presenting technical options to required stakeholders

About the team

 

The person hired in this role will be a part of the Group Technology Services (GTS) Reinsurance team.

 

Swiss Re Property & Casualty's professionals provide clients with a broad range of premium products, unmatched offers and tailored solutions. Closeness to the markets and a thorough understanding of the key drivers enable us to recognize trends in the risk landscape early and develop innovative reinsurance solutions in collaboration with our clients. Our teams translate global expertise and local knowledge into tailor-made solutions for clients across the globe. Our portfolio is well positioned for future growth, backed by a highly experienced staff with strong underwriting expertise. This fact makes us a forceful partner in providing the right solutions for our treaty and facultative clients. A local market presence combined with an understanding of how external factors impact each line of business allow us to differentiate and tailor our approach for each client.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

 


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