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Core Platforms Delivery Lead


Job Summary



Zurich Canada is currently looking for Core Platform Delivery Lead to manage and controls a portion of system development projects. Who can undertake the most complex business analysis and software development work, typically requiring a deep knowledge of working practices and business processes in one or more business areas. Can prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written and designs, codes, tests, debugs and documents those programs. Provide technical advice and guidance to colleagues to support the specification and development of software solutions.


Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.


Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best and most impactful global insurance provider in the world.


Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day, and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

What you will do:



Translates stakeholder inputs into meaningful business requirements and rules, and then into stories that the scrum teams can deliver against

Create and maintain detailed documentation on products and processes using a wide variety of technical tools that are constantly evolving.

Understand business priorities to effectively coordinate multiple streams of work at one time

Lead medium sized teams with developers, QA and BAs.

Present solution options and project status to the leadership, represent project team in decision group meetings.

Job Qualifications



What you bring to the table:




Bachelors Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Systems Analysis and Programming area


High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Systems Analysis and Programming area



Overall 12+ experience working in IT, of which last 3 years as Delivery Lead/Scrum Master

Exposure to Legacy applications for at least 3 years


Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting

Certification on at least one of the Agile frameworks as a lead/ScrumMaster – is a must

InsureTech enthusiast 

Data mapping or data binding skills

Ability to understand technical complexities of the project and recommend solution options to the team

Preferred understanding of the Guidewire data models in PolicyCenter or ClaimCenter

Experience integrating Guidewire with multiple upstream systems (e.g. CRM, DnB, SmartComms, etc)



What we bring to the table:



A comprehensive health/benefits plan with varying levels of coverage to suit your specific needs

A competitive total compensation package

A chance to work in the exciting world of insurance, with multiple career paths and the opportunity to grow – we encourage internal mobility and take pride in assisting you to reach your career goals and aspirations



We also offer you the opportunity to work with:



A people first organization, with a focus on diversity and inclusion – we encourage you to bring your real self to work

An organization that values your input, and strives to put our employees in a position to make an impact

A collaborative culture where thought diversity is valued

A global organization with a rich, long-standing history

A future with Zurich

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 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and 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 people, our customers and the communities we serve.

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 is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process. 

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