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Associate Enterprise Architect 80-100%


Global Digital Platforms is at the forefront of digital transformation, and you will work in close collaboration with Zurich’s Global Ventures and Business Units as well as group functions to drive agile digital change.


As Associate Enterprise Architect you will be a member of the Professional Services team in the Global Digital Platforms organization. The Associate Enterprise Architect supports senior colleagues in defining strategies to manage the complexity of the IT landscape and supports projects as well as designs new solutions within the architectural domains of Global Digital Platforms.


What you will do


•    Contribute to the effective execution and delivery of the architecture function as including application, data and technology architecture governance for a given portion of the landscape
•    Contribute to the integration of new applications with key surrounding systems on global and local level
•    Solution delivery architectural responsibilities during project specific activities, but also strategic and operational architectural responsibilities to support the evolution or transformation of the IT portfolio within your scope
•    Take guidance and direction from more senior architects, e.g. lead enterprise architects or lead functional domain architects
•    Participate in architecture state definitions (interim/target), conduct technology evaluation, and prepare strategy decisions, organize architecture reviews, as well as spotting improvement opportunities and provide architecture support for programs and/or projects
•    You will actively, “hands-on”, participate and work directly with senior stakeholders to create initial traction for large GDP initiatives and work closely with other members of GDP’s Professional Services function throughout the lifecycle of our projects
•    In your capacity as an Associate Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for analyzing business and technical needs, design, and thriving and supporting implementation of various enabling technologies, products, and services required for a modern IT environment (e.g. Agile, DevSecOps, Cloud)
•    Within the assigned projects, you will ensure business needs are balanced with technology challenges
•    Within the assigned projects, you will develop and oversee effective solution architectures from design through to delivery working across multi-disciplined areas and functions

What you bring


Our application portfolio is complex and consists of a wide range of different technologies. Your practical experience, combined with the following skills and knowledge will enable you to master successfully demanding tasks:

•    Degree in Software Engineering, Information Technology or related sciences field (alternatively provable equivalent education and practical experience in this domain)
•    You bring at least 2-3 years of hands-on experience in an architecture role (enterprise or domain architecture) and around 5 years in software engineering or information technology
•    Deep knowledge of enterprise architecture practices, processes and methodologies and you bring a passion for architecture and software engineering excellence 
•    Knowledge of Agile, Cloud, DevOps, Open Source and a programming language is of substantial advantage as well as practical experience of driving architecture good practice and encouraging creative or forward-thinking in a traditional and modern IT environment
•    Future looking with an understanding of current and future technology trends.
•    Architecture related accreditation e.g. TOGAF certification
•    Technical Writing – knowledge of UML
•    Solution Development – System design and System engineering
•    Knowledge and experience of Information security governance and oversight
•    Your excellent analytical skills will help you to act as a dedicated problem solver with a positive personality and can-do attitude
•    Solid communication skills with very good command of the English language. German is beneficial
•    You are an open-minded and empathic teammate with a partnering mindset and an enthusiastic and motivated personality, with demonstrated experience in solving complex challenges 


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. 


You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Cunningham Grace

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