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Business Solutions Architect

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 2 000 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 2000 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus..
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are looking for a Business Solutions Architect to join the Business Solutions Architecture CoE. You will be responsible to shape and drive architecture for the solution that are used across all functional areas of Swiss Re. You will actively contribute to implementing the Swiss Re strategy to make better use of data and becoming a digital knowledge company.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to work in a cross-functional, global and dynamic environment with colleagues across Business Functions and Information Technology, applying end-to-end architecture development frameworks and consulting methodologies. You need to be able to support initiatives to identify, design and implement business solutions that fit into the architecture and roadmap of various domains of Swiss Re applying agile practices making best use of modern technologies. As part of the architecture CoE you will also support enterprise-wide and cross-functional architecture improvement initiatives and maintain the long-term view in order to meet key business objectives and fit the needs of modern technologies.

As a Business Solutions Architect you have a solid background in the Architecture. In addition, you look back to a consistent track record deeper information technology solution & technical architecture.
• You are able to gain the respect of all levels in the organisation, and are also able to translate messages and ideas according to the audience.
• Fundamentally you are a deep listener, who understands the need to grasp a problem, and spend time reflecting upon options, before moving to a solution.
• Change excites you. Your innate ability to enthuse others in challenging environments is what makes you stand out from the crowd.
• You are not overwhelmed by layers of complexity. You are able to step back and grasp which areas to focus on. When you look at a situation, you are not happy to just let things go on as they are.
• You are always exploring ideas for positive change. You then spend the time rallying for support and buy in. You don't get disheartened when some ideas don't get traction.
• Ideally you understand the difference between IQ and EQ at a detailed level. Any history of coaching is a plus. For you, being a great architect is as much about the human part as the technical.

About the Team

The Business Solutions Architecture CoE is a small team in a newly created unit where we will drive architecture harmonization and introduction of common components across Swiss Re. The unit provides a dynamic, challenging environment and offers a unique learning opportunity across all areas of Swiss Re.

Information about the selection process

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Qualification and Experiences:
• Master degree or equivalent in IT, engineering or related fields
• At least 3 years of experience working in an Architecture or related role in a complex global environment
o Deep technical knowledge - patterns and solution architectures. Micro services, CI/CD, TDD, APIs are more than buzz words for you and you know how to make the best of it
• Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies
• Reinsurance/ Insurance know-how is advantageous
• Definite interest in "Digital Transformation" and its potential impact on trusted business models
• Agile mindset, ability to navigate ambiguity, pragmatic and "can do" attitude with strong customer orientation
• Team player and able to work in an environment of high levels of change and diversity of activities with validated ability to drive and lead in cross-functional teams and a passion to own and deliver outcomes
• Confident to engage courageously, challenge constructively and voice opinions in developing new solutions as well as improving existing solutions
• Experience of presenting to a diverse set of stakeholders throughout the organisation.

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava

Contact

Kontaktná osoba: Peter Hrivnak