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Senior API Architect



Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the ITS Dublin Hub delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.

Zurich Dublin Technology Center is looking for a Middleware architect who can help drive the API enablement of our applications as part of our new API Centre for Enablement. You will have strong integration experience with demonstrable hands on experience in recent integration roles including Mulesoft development and API experience.

Your Role

As a Senior API Architect your main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:



•    Lead development of API enablement projects which will cover API delivery and API Platform management activities.

•    Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.

•    Analyze, design, build and document APIs with a focus on reuse and an ease of adoption.

•    Manages production support issues within a DevOps team.

•    Help evolve the API Management Platform to better support the delivery of APIs efficiently.

•    Work with customers as required.

•    Provide design review services to support less experienced developers (in and outside of the C4E) in building their integrations.

•    Completes agreed work within established estimates and communicate status and issues promptly



•    You’ll work in close relation with Global Digital Platforms, DDC & Business Units. 
•    Appreciates end-user and API consumer perspective; can illustrate how business requirements can met through use of APIs.
•    Communicates implications of technical concepts to non-technical audiences coherently
•    You must be able to work in agile teams and be comfortable working within a corporate environment.




•    Minimal (<2 Days per Month) for most roles.

Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior API Architect your skills and qualifications will include:


•    2+ years executing RESTful API design
•    Practical requirement analysis, solution architecture and design, resource-based API modeling and microservices architecture experience
•    4+ years as both a hands-on architect/technical lead across a variety of data domains
•    Practical data modelling experience for system/integration interfaces, or experience enabling similar API/SOA governance function
•    API specification using RAML 1.x and/or OAS 3.x
•    Implemented API security standards (OAuth, OpenID)
•    Additional SOA webservice, API and microservices delivery experience in Java, .NET, Node.js or MuleSoft beneficial


•    Familiar with Domain Driven Design (DDD) and application to API modelling; able to identify and model data entities, attributes and behaviours
•    Produces API specifications (using RAML 1.x or OAS 3.x)
•    Deep knowledge of API design standards, patterns and best-practices
•    Deep knowledge of API security standards (OAuth, OpenID, SAML/JWT)
•    Experience of working in the insurance industry would be an advantage.


•    2 years of hands-on experience in Mule (incl. v4) including both on-premise and CloudHub runtimes.
•    Expertise in CI/CD practices using Azure DevOps
•    Proficiency in unit testing, all services using MUnit framework

Additional Information

Primary work location is Trident House, Dublin. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who We Are

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 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 a competitive compensation package 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 are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.