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Sr. Enterprise Architect


Zurich North America is hiring a Sr. Architect to join our IT Architecture team! We are open to hiring talent at our Schaumburg, IL location.


We are looking for an individual who can contribute to the improvement of a portfolio of business applications through application of architecture standards and principles. The individual in this role must be very technical but also able to quickly develop a solid understanding of Zurich’s businesses. The individual in this role influences decisions through a combination of technical and business domain knowledge as well as through the building of key personal relationships.


In this role you will be responsible for:


  • Aligning IT strategy with business strategy with by delivering architectural solutions that produce business value
  • Defining solution architectures which enable the achievement of delivery goals while also achieving progress towards strategic IT objectives
  • Delivering decisions frameworks that clarify the trade-offs between various alternatives in terms of business value
  • Developing roadmaps for IT landscapes to define progression towards longer term IT and business benefits
  • Influencing others to align architectural solutions through deep technical knowledge, strong insurance domain knowledge and the ability build trusted relationships with IT and business partners.
  • Ensuring all projects are initiated within IT's delivery framework
  • Ensuring compliance with IT application, development and maintenance service management governance standards and policies.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area
  • IT Strategy


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.  
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-DR1 #LI-HYBRID 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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