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Senior Enterprise Architect - Insurance Business and Technology (m/w/d) 80-100%



We are looking for a Senior Enterprise Architect as part of Transformation & Technology: in this role you will define and drive IT-Strategy and Enterprise Architecture topics combining business and technology aspects and customer expectations.


What you do


As Senior Enterprise Architect you will be part of the team Enterprise Transformation Management, working closely together with Project Portfolio Management and Process Management Experts. Your main responsibilities are:


Digital Strategy

  • Develop and continuously improve our digital strategy
  • Coordinate the alignment with business strategy, customer excellence initiatives and digital strategy
  • Identify future strategic themes and focus areas
  • Lead in an agile context through a strong architectural vision

Architecture Community

  • Setup and build Enterprise Architecture Management as a distributed discipline
  • Lead and coordinate the architecture community with distributed Domain Architects
  • Establish and lead specialized architects with decentralized roles
  • Develop and drive agile architecture management framework

Target Architecture

  • Co-create target architectures und principles together with specialized domain architects
  • Ensure a holistic vision of the overall architecture and principles over several roles and stakeholders
  • Work with projects and value streams to reach this holistic vision
  • Investigate emerging technologies and new releases

Enterprise Architecture Repository

  • Define usage and drive introduction of our Enterprise Architecture Repository
  • Align with Domain Architects and projects on key deliverables to establish a “living” repository
  • Ensure integration of the Enterprise Architecture Repository into our tool landscape

Investigate emerging technologies and new releases


What you bring


  • Minimum of 5-8 years professional experience – 2-4 with a proven track record of Enterprise Architecture
  • Knowledge of modern architecture concepts in insurance or banking and transformation approaches
  • Significant experience in strategic thinking with several years of experience in business/IT architecture
  • Proven ability to drive initiatives without any formal authority, leadership and can do mentality as well as technical knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at a senior level, high level of facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong intellect with the ability to think “out of the box”
  • Fluency in German and English


Your contact


Talent Acquisition Consultant: Justine Faust (justine.faust@zurich.ch)  



Additional Information


Full time and par time: 80-100%

Work location: Zurich, Oerlikon

Remote Work: up to 60%


We look forward to receiving your online application - even without a cover letter.

You are welcome to convince us of your motivation in a personal meeting.



Who we are


Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services.  Our 53,000 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 our employees flexible working models 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 foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc.  Our talent acquisition and hiring processes respect this commitment daily. Join Zurich and be part of this culture.



Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich accepts no applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.


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