Application Architect for in-house/custom made solutions working in the Product Owner team and bridging between Solution Architecture and Development
Design of solutions in the area of Catastrophe Risk Modelling, Financial Modelling and Analytics
Work closely with the Architecture Owner to ensure that the solution architecture is correctly transposed into low level designs
Support the Product Owner, Agile Analysts and Developers, making sure they are able to realize the architecture, by a combination of mentoring and direct involvement
Provide technical recommendations and trade-offs to address business needs and timelines
Verify the solution specification making sure that the architected solution is properly specified in the form of backlog items and low level design
Verify the implementation, ensuring the delivered system is consistent with the agreed architecture, and will meet the requirements
Transition architectural skills to the team thru mentoring, pairing (for example in verifying architectural spikes) and running training sessions
Develop standards (eg coding, security, database), patterns, best practices for reuse and acceleration and mentor the team members in the application
Unblock architectural decision deadlocks
Bachelor’s or Master degree in IT/Software Engineering or related
Minimum 5-8 years experience in similar role
Understanding of large analytical environments, with many stakeholders, users, different (conflicting) sets of requirements, technology stacks
Understanding and experience with web services, APIs and micro-services design and architecture
Need knowledge and experience with the latest data technologies and frameworks such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase, Oozie, Flume, ZooKeeper, MongoDB, NoSQL, Cassandra and Oracle.
Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience designing, building and implementing Big Data solutions in a Hadoop ecosystem
Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in designing, building and implementing analytical environments and business intelligence solutions
Hand-on experience with ETL tools, technologies and development methodologies
Hands-on experience relational databases and data modelling
Agile and scrum methodologies is a must to know for this job
Effective negotiation and team facilitation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes
Excellent command of English oral and written
Preferred but not mandatory
Solid understanding of Insurance/Re-insurance industry domain and application
Ideally iSAQB CPSA certification or equivelant
Practical experience with ITSM and ITIL
Knowledge of Solutions in the area of Catastrophe Risk Management: RMS, AIR Touchstone, ESRI
Understanding of industry trends and vendor positioning
Understanding of architecture methods
Understanding of service oriented architecture
Understand relevant application technologies and development life cycles (CI, CD)
Please note that the mandatory application document is the CV, all other files such as Cover Letter for the position, University Transcripts, Diploma and Employer Testimonials/References are advisable and desired by the Hiring Department for a more comprehensive application assessment.
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.
Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology SE is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology SE employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology SE equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology SE , innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day.
We are interested in your strengths and experience. This means that we welcome all applications, irrespective of other characteristics such as gender, ethnic background, origin or any disability.