Senior Software Architect

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  1. Contract
  2. English
  3. Director
  4. Digital & Technology
  5. Zurich
  6. Financial Services
  7. Architecture, Software Developement, DevOps, Java, Test Automation, CI / CD
This role is a key position within a newly built team responsible for the architecture and delivery of technology innovation and digitisation initiatives across the company. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of technology excellence, automation, digitisation and better exploitation of data to further enable and accelerate the company's growth ambitions. We are looking for a hands-on architect with strong tech experience that can guide our engineering teams and see through the implementation of e2e platforms.

About our client

Our client is one of the leading insurance companies in Switzerland based in Zurich.
On behalf of our client, Swisslinx is currently looking for a Senior Software Architect.
This is a 6 month contracting role with the potential to extend or internalise.
This role requires relocation in case of non-local candidates.
Due to visa restrictions we can only consider EU or Swiss passport holders.

Your mission

- To own and define architecture artefacts, guardrails and technical implementation guidelines in a clear and concise manner
- To define the detailed platform architecture for full stack digital insurance solutions and get the buy-in from the CTOs
- To review and provide recommendations on platform architecture and micro services down to the code level and guide the engineers
- To synthesise requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and facilitate engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines
- To define and support the delivery of integration technologies, APIs etc. including back to front office, legacy to digital and internal and external/ partner integration.
- To lead technical due diligence and assessment for M&A initiatives
- To identify a process & set of KPI's that monitor/drive the digitisation efforts
- To be the champion of Agile ways of working, and platform thinking driving ideas and solutions
- To work with variety of internal and external partners, to run RFI's, RFP's and POC's at pace to support business requirements.
- To take a keen interest in emerging and new technology and its potential application
- To be aware of and able to innovatively respond to the differing compliance, risk and regulatory controls
- To build networks and positive relationships across different cultures and working environments.

Your background

- 10+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience and executive level presence
- 5+ years of experience as the lead technologist/architect for a major product or service
- Hands-on technology experience that include: java, javascript, .NET, data streaming, MQ, SQL, NoSQL, TypeScript, Docker, React, Kafka, Test automation tooling, CI/CD pipeline tools, AWS, Azure and GCP
- Experience mentoring/training the engineering community on complex technical issues
- Team player and able to work in an environment of high levels of change and diversity of activities
- Highly proactive requiring little day to day direction and enjoy working at pace
- Internal or external consultancy experience with multiple partners and priorities
- Experience of leading teams and senior stakeholder engagement
- Experience of integration of internal/ external and front to back office technologies incl. on premise and cloud environments.
- Insurance or Financial services experience as a senior architect

What’s on offer

- Work for an established Swiss company
- International, multi-cultural and young working environment
- Modern building, excellent canteen, gym on site
- Friendly colleagues

If you are a highly motivated, ambitious person, please apply via the portal or via the Swisslinx website.

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