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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Senior Enterprise Architect (Strategy and Transformation) (80 - 100%)


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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


Do you want to be at the centre of the public cloud architecture transformation in an ambitious and fast-paced environment? If this excites you, we would love to hear from you!


We are looking for great and passionate architects to be part of the team that defines the future enterprise cloud architecture along the entire value chain of the re-/insurance business. 


Our enterprise architects work across the company to support the transformation of our business and IT landscape. We help meet the goals of running a 24x7 business for our clients, the world's biggest insurance companies and corporate customers. We collaborate with our internal partners on all levels (C-level to engineer) from frontline business solution innovation to the infrastructure engineers who build our cloud platforms. We proactively meet the challenges of partnering with and aligning these partners. We work across business, data and technical architecture layers.


Our responsibilities:
•    We explore opportunities for aligning across units and use these to guide creation of the future architecture for our business and the evolution of our existing platforms.
•    We define where platform standards and common components deliver value to the whole Group and help the teams deliver these.
•    We identify the metrics, alignment and technical standards to ensure we run our solutions efficiently across multiple cloud platforms. 
•    We support strategic architecture transformation initiatives.


About the Team


The Enterprise Architecture Tech Area is a core team driving Group level architecture in Swiss Re. It works closely with key architecture and IT partners across all of the units in the company to create an aligned view of the future of technology and cloud. It works on a constant stream of architecture topics and critical initiatives and builds networks across the company to deliver the future architecture. You will report directly to the Head Enterprise Architecture who leads the Tech Area.


About You


To succeed in this role, you possess :
•    Master's degree or equivalent in IT, engineering or related fields.
•    Demonstrated ability of leading Architecture or a related role in a complex global environment.
o    Broad technical and business architecture knowledge, patterns and solution architectures. Micro services, APIs, business capabilities are more than buzz words for you, and you know how to make the best of it.
•    Strong business and technical acuity and a strategic attitude to "Digital Transformation" and its potential impact on business models.
•    Super collaborator and able to work in an environment with high levels of change and diversity of activities with the ability to influence, drive and/or lead teams.
•    A passion to own and deliver outcomes.
•    Confident to engage courageously, challenge constructively and voice opinions in developing new architectures and solutions as well as evolving existing ones.
•    You enjoy facilitating workshops with different audiences and presenting to all levels throughout the organisation.
•    Solid analytical skills and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data 
•    Dedication to Swiss Re’s new agile ways of working through greater collaboration & breaking down of silos.
•    Reinsurance/ Insurance know-how would be a great asset.


Interested in this new challenge? We are looking forward to your application!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, 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 workplaces that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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