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Data Solution Architect (m/w/d) 80-100%



We are looking for an experienced candidate for the combined Data Architect and Solution Architect role in Finance Data Management. In this role you will drive data architecture combining Finance & technology aspects and customer expectations as well as hands-on work on new & existing data models, data architecture frameworks and design patterns in various Finance projects


What you will do


  • Establish and lead the Finance data architecture in close collaboration with our domain and enterprise architects with decentralized roles
  • Continuously improve the data strategy, methodologies and governance for Finance as essential part of the overall architecture & technology framework
  • Provide advice, guidance, direction, and authorization to ensure all Finance initiatives are targeting the strategic Enterprise goals and future data ecosystem with overlapping designs, a shared metadata repository and common reference data
  • Ensure data security and data privacy across all Finance initiatives
  • Take accountability for the enhancement and further development of our IFRS 17 and actuarial reserve calculation initiatives by designing and applying the data & analytics capabilities, data platforms as well as required design patterns & architecture frameworks
  • Ensure a strong focus on data quality, data governance and data management practices across several roles and stakeholders
  • Foster the use of data architecture good practices and state-of-the-art technologies
  • Investigate and introduce emerging technologies, patterns and techniques
  • Provide hands-on experience in SCRUM teams for the implementation and enhancement of data models and design patterns of various Finance initiatives


What you bring


  • Expert knowledge of Data Architecture, Data Modelling, Data Governance, Data Management, KPI Development and Management, Harmonization of data structures, KPIs and dimensions
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience with a proven track record of applying data architecture, design patterns and frameworks
  • Good knowledge about Finance processes and Finance functions
  • Proven track record on full responsibility for either DWH transformation projects or developing a new DWH from scratch successfully
  • 3-4 years of hands-on solution architecture experience leveraging data modelling tools, data analysis tools, data architecture tools, and SQL code generation
  • Proven ability to drive initiatives without any formal authority, developed influencing skills as well as technical knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders with a high level of facilitation and presentation skills
  • University Degree preferred
  • Holistic, systematic and competent design thinking approach with the ability to think “out of the box”


Your contact


Talent Acquisition Consultant: Justine Faust (Justine.faust@zurich.ch)



Additional Information



Full time and par time: 80-100%

Work location: Zurich, Oerlikon

Remote Work: up to 60% #LI-REMOTE (in white)



We look forward to receiving your online application - even without a cover letter.

You are welcome to convince us of your motivation in a personal meeting.



Who we are


Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services.  Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.


At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc.  Our talent acquisition and hiring processes respect this commitment daily. Join Zurich and be part of this culture.



Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich accepts no applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

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