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Cloud Portfolio Director

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Zurich North America is currently hiring a Cloud Portfolio Director to work for its team out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL where the Director will lead and manage a team of Senior Cloud Engineers and Architects who will build and deliver the Cloud management platform for the enterprise. The scope of responsibilities includes cloud modernization strategy, managed services, agile development team management and cloud service provisioning and will serve as the lead cloud Subject Matter Expert (SME) for implementing and overseeing cloud computing strategy.

 

The day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of Senior Engineers & Solution Architects to design cloud-based solutions with the responsibility to ensure the application teams maintains an overall productivity and efficiency in utilization of the platform and in providing assessments for various type of service adoption for public cloud
  • Maintaining an understanding of advancing cloud capabilities, IT, and business needs to collaborate with business application teams on upcoming strategic decisions
  • Acting as a platform owner and maintain a roadmap of customer enhancements according to the customer’s requirements
  • Delivering end-to-end cloud architecture solutions
  • Collaborating with enterprise architecture team and other stakeholders to determine enterprise tools, technologies, and processes
  • Supporting the development of open architectures and applications, infrastructure, and cloud platforms to ensure they are best suited for Cloud deployment and consumption
  • Driving the organization towards Cloud best practices and supporting technologies to enable such capabilities as DevSecOps, Big Data/Analytics, AI, Cloud scalability, and Micro-Services
  • A strong understanding of the CI/CD pipeline including implementation of Infrastructure as Code

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 7 or more years of experience in the information technology area
    OR
  • Zurich Cybersecurity Technician Apprentice, including Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the information security area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the information technology area
    AND
  • MS Office experience
  • Experience in information technology operations
  • Leadership experience
  • Project management experience
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • People management experience
  • Experience in building relationship management skills and experience in partnering and building credibility with senior leaders and stakeholders at all levels
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in communicating and syndicating IT topics with business leadership and to a range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Strong consulting and influencing skills
  • Experience with Private / Public Cloud services and technologies
  • Experience with virtual/cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with Cloud technologies with focus in Hyper converged platforms, Scale I/O storage technology, VMware, VSphere, VxRack, VxBlock or Vblock technologies, Avamar and data domain data protection
  • Experience with workplace / end user services
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle process
  • Operational understanding of IP-based computer networking within LAN and WAN environments including implementations in a public cloud environment
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies
    Experience with Remedy and Service Now technology
  • Insurance industry experience or knowledge of the insurance industry

 

Relocation Assistance available


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
 
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

 

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
 
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
 
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
 
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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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