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Zurich, ZH, CH


Expert IAM Architect 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role:

The holder of this "Expert IAM Architect" position will contribute to the definition of Swiss Re's Identity & Access Management (IAM) application landscape, its architecture and its technical implementation. Furthermore, the position holder will account for the further development of our Access Control infrastructure and devise the extension of these services into Swiss Re's private and public cloud environments. Last but not least, the incumbent will have a hand in the evolution of our IAM and cyber security concepts to enable the adoption of the ongoing digital transformation within the insurance industry.


The position holder's main duties will comprise the following activities:

  • analyze requirements and define the target application/system landscape of our IAM & Access Control ecosystem
  • design the solution architecture for new IAM solutions and lead their implementation by our development partners
  • evaluate Access Control products/platform services and integrate them into our existing infrastructure landscape
  • oversee a portfolio of existing IAM & Access Control solutions and further develop them as their product owner
  • contribute to the L3/L4 support function of our solution portfolio, including the 24x7 on-call support organization (i.e. one week on-call support every two to three months)
  • support the "IAM Analysis & Professional Services" function by consulting our customers in IAM and cyber security-related questions
  • devise the necessary IAM and cyber security concepts for the integration of new cloud environments
  • develop IAM-related solution and integration blueprints for the design of cloud-based business applications
  • collect and promote requirements for future IAM service enhancements needed for Swiss Re's ongoing digital transformation
  • observe market trends in the IAM and cyber security space and identify opportunities for the further development of Swiss Re's cyber defense/IAM capabilities


About the Team :

The holder of this position will be a member of the "IAM Engineering & Architecture" function within the "Identity & Access Management" (IAM) unit of "Group Digital & Information Services" (GDIS). This function hosts a team of technical engineers and architects with a strong background in enterprise application development, IAM design and cyber security engineering. The team is tasked with the further development and evolution of the existing IAM & Access Control application/system landscape, and it is supposed to provide operational L3/L4 support for this solution portfolio. Furthermore, the team is expected to develop architectural IAM integration blueprints and to support its sister functions "IAM Analysis & Professional Services" and "IAM Service Delivery" whenever its architectural advice and/or its domain-specific expertise is required.


About you: 

  • higher education degree (at least B.Sc.) in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • more than 7 years of practical experience in designing and developing Identity & Access Management systems and/or access control solutions (such as application & API gateways, risk- & context-based authentication services, federated identity providers, privileged access management solutions, etc.)
  • hands-on experience with SailPoint Identity IQ would be a strong plus
  • fine grasp of enterprise-scale identity & access management concepts
  • in-depth understanding of modern authentication & authorization concepts/protocols
  • practical experience in developing enterprise applications
  • solid understanding of enterprise-grade cyber security concepts
  • good understanding of enterprise-ready infrastructure and platform services
  • hands-on experience with public cloud-based service offerings (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, etc.)
  • excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
  • ability to analyse, structure & present technical topics in an audience-friendly manner (i.e. for audiences ranging from operations personnel to the CxO level)
  • being passionate about writing effective and sustainable documentation
  • experience in leading (remote) development teams with agile methodologies
  • strong team player who is willing to go the extra-mile for Swiss Re

Reference Code: 82850 


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