Solution Architect | NSW - Sydney

Closing date: 18-Sep-2019

Job reference number: ALL/INT/1407080

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When you work at Allianz, you're part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. We value diverse thinking, so your ideas and innovative mindset will be warmly welcomed. You'll experience a friendly environment working with talented people, where you'll be included and have your capabilities recognised. And you'll be supported to reach your full potential and enjoy an enriching career.

About Us:        

When you work at Allianz, you're part of a successful global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians.

You'll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, the opportunity to work with people from diverse and exciting backgrounds and your fresh thinking and ideas will be encouraged and welcomed.

You'll get the support you need to develop your learning, educational opportunities and your career.

Reporting to the Head of Architecture, an exciting newly created role of Solution Architect is now available within our IT division based in our state-of-the-art North Sydney office.

About the Role:

The SA is the owner of the design documentation for a given initiative or project.  The solution design (OSD), runtime environment (Technical Infrastructure Design), application impact (IT Functional Specification), and Production Support documentation is produced as a collaborative effort with the relevant technology owners.

This role is responsible for ensuring proposed architectural changes are communicated early in the SDLC process.

The SA is responsible for the project design alignment with broader enterprise architectural practice, and conforms to stated support arrangements.

The successful candidate will deliver the following role objectives and deliverables:

  • Ensure IT and business alignment by actively engaging the business stakeholders
  • Take overall responsibility for architecture and design within application domain
  • Be responsible for coordinating the design of the solution for a given initiative or project that meets stated business requirements in an acceptable timeframe and within budget constraints.
  • Manage end to end accountability for the delivery of the designed solution for a project
  • Be accountable to develop and support the relationship between the application team and Strategy and Architecture
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the direction set by Strategy and Architecture is adhered to when building solutions in projects
  • Full accountability for mentoring other team members, reviewing their output and an overall responsibility for the quality and timeliness of the team's deliverables.
  • Collaborate with Strategy and Architecture team on strategic initiatives

About the Ideal Applicant:

The successful applicant will possess the following essential attributes, skills and experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of business domain and significant experience in Insurance industry
  • End-to-end knowledge of existing enterprise components      
  • Understanding of technological trends       
  • Leadership skills: Influencing, negotiation, motivation, conflict resolution, team work       
  • Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish
  • Exceptional Communication skills and the ability to communicate and document at technical and business levels.
  • A minimum of 5 years of previous software development and/or architect experience 
  • Object-Oriented Design  (UML ) and Programming Java
  • A strong knowledge of Java Application Servers (at least one in-depth)
  • Web Client User Interface Design [HTML/JavaScript/Angular/REST]
  • XML/Messaging
  • SQL/Relational Databases
  • Enterprise Integration methods & standards
  • Cloud technologies & patterns

What's on Offer:

In return, at Allianz you can expect to be ‎recognized for your commitment and rewarded for high performance with excellent employee ‎benefits and opportunities for ongoing career development.‎

An attractive remuneration package, employee benefits plan and supported learning and development program await the successful applicant.


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