Architecture Owner (m/f/d)
Architecture owner for the CAT Risk Services department in Allianz Technology
Conception and evolution of solutions in the area of Catastrophe Risk Modelling, Geographical Information System (GIS), Financial Modelling and Analytics
Shape and translate business and IT strategies needs into realisable, sustainable technology solutions
Understand the requirements by identifying the stakeholders, helping to analyse the requirements and extract those of architectural significance
Formulate the design by creating a solution structure which will meet the various requirements, balancing the goals and constraints on the solution
Work closely with Allianz Enterprise Architects to ensure that our team leverages enterprise assets and Allianz Group strategies appropriately
Communicate the architecture by making sure that every audience understands it
Participate in cross-functional, cross-discipline architecture teams to enhance / set the architectural direction for key business initiatives
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 2 years of hands-on experience designing, building and implementing Big Data solutions in a Hadoop ecosystem
Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience in designing, building and implementing analytical environments and business intelligence solutions
Experience in designing software-as-a-service applications (eg. the Twelve Factor App methodology)
Ability to create pragmatic, strategic technology alternatives which deliver short-term results while contributing to long-term strategic direction
Knowledge of cloud computing and experience working with various cloud environments
Understanding of relational databases, data modeling techniques
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 equivalent
Practical experience with ITSM, ITIL
Knowledge of Solutions in the area of Catastrophe Risk Management: RMS, AIR, ESRI
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.
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Allianz organise régulièrement des campagnes de recrutement pour ses alternants et stagiaires. Son objectif est également de recruter 30 % de jeunes diplômés parmi ses embauches en CDI, parmi lesquels 30 % ont effectué un stage ou une alternance au sein du groupe. Allianz propose des offres d’emploi au sein de différents métiers : l’assurance, le support, le management et pilotage, le digital, la vente et le marketing.