The insurance market is going through a fundamental shift pivoting to digital business models and the use of new technology to achieve that. The use of emerging technologies is now a standard within the industry and there has been huge investment in the InsurTech sector that is driving a new change agenda across both new entrants to the market and the established players.
CGI have been a long established part of the UK insurance market and our team is already at the heart of driving this shift to new business models and creating change within the industry. We are able to leverage our deep industry experience, our long history of doing difficult things well, while also bringing new technology and thinking to the market.
Bridging the gap between multiple technology and business stakeholders, as the Strategic Enterprise Architect you will define, validate and promote the appropriate strategies and solutions to deliver tangible business benefits, aligned to the organisation’s ambitions. Adept at leading and managing technical resources, you will differentiate yourself by forming trusted relationships with senior client business leaders (CxO) to translate technology solutions into business outcomes that drive revenue and / or reduce cost and operational risk.
You should be able to align business and IT through governance, communications and engagement, operating across the breath of the client organisation to deliver innovation, agility and strategic advantage, enabling key business outcomes.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer you access to our share scheme (3% + 3% matching) making you a member not just an employee. You also have the option to benefit from private medical and dental insurance, flexible retirement options, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme. As for the future? Be a successful part of our story and we’ll support you in taking your career anywhere you want it to go.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
Lead the Architect Design Team to develop the strategy of IT-enabled business change, working closely with business and technology client stakeholders and having consideration for the end-user experience
• Support design and implementation, with expert knowledge of technology, technique, strategy, product or application in a particular technology stack, and a broad appreciation of architectural approaches
• Professionally validate all aspects of complex solutions, including high-integrity, business critical security and safety related applications
• Align technology with organisation goals, identifying benefits and risk mitigation approaches
• Define and deliver the strategy for demonstrating compliance with appropriate technical standards for the bid, project and/or business unit
• Define and deliver the technical review strategy of the engagement, managing risk in the rollout of complex engagements
• Deliver complete, end-to-end solutions that meet client expectations and requirements
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
As the successful candidate you will need to demonstrate knowledge of TOGAF and have experience designing value-led architectures, translating logical architecture into physical implementations. Experience of modern architecture, cloud technology, APIs, etc.. is essential.
You are also likely to have strong experience in designing and delivering successful solutions into live service whilst managing technical and business resources including to engineers, developers, value analysts and business consultants.
Experience of Agile is essential for this role. Knowledge and experience of SAFe is also highly desirable.
Experience of working within the London Insurance market is desirable, but not essential. Experience of working with challenging stakeholders within a fast paced complex environment is essential though.
Excellent soft skills are essential for this role. You will have the ability to influence clients in a positive manner and have the communication skills to be able to push back when required.
- Enterprise Architecture
What you can expect from us:
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