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IT Advisory Solution Architect


Zurich is currently looking for an IT Advisory Solutions Architect to work in the Zurich North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.


As an IT Advisory Solutions Architect some of the daily responsibilities are, but not limited to:


  • Application Design & Development – Proficiency Level – High
  • Hands on experience in .NET Core / C# / .NET Framework / ASP.NET / MVC / WCF based application Development
  • Hands on experience in Angular or React JS , HTML5, jQuery
  • Hands on experience in Azure based implementations and Azure Dev Ops
  • Hands on experience in developing REST API and Service Oriented Architecture
  • Experience in SQL programming
  • Experience delivering large, highly complex IT programs as a Tech Lead / Tech Architect
  • Experience working in Agile based project methodology
  • Strong analytical and triage skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred certifications – Azure Architecture, MCP
  • Functional and or technical knowledge of Commercial insurance industry business processes
  • Contribute to the delivery of assigned IT application or program work stream for specific vertical lines of business by collaborating with IT contacts on approach for project / program involvement.
  • Maintain understanding of the functionality and use of the IT application portfolio for specific vertical lines of business.
  • Within a program, take direction from more senior program solution Architect or from Enterprise / functional architects in smaller projects.
  • Independently perform or execute given solution design assignments capable to implement E2E processes.
  • Utilize the group operations and technology governance process, to provide architectural design approval and ensure that the IT architectural standards and practices are followed through project and program involvement.
  • Provide consultation for multiple areas of technology to project efforts within various IT areas and/or external service providers.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of IT enterprise architecture, standards and practices by maintaining understanding of current and future technology developments.
  • Provide formal and informal leadership and direction to other architects.
  • Design and document solutions required to meet business needs and automate business processes/activities.
  • Understand and evaluate multiple platforms, software packages, and custom components to design the solution.
  • Support the development of business cases.
  • Participate in technology evaluations


 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture area
  • Zurich Cybersecurity Technician Apprentice, including Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the IT Architecture area


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Insurance Industry Experience

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These 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: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-JP1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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