Senior Middleware Specialist, based in Munich or London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

IT changes the way we work. With an array of tools at their disposal, our IT experts employ agile methodology to streamline workflows, understand business requirements and translate them into data-driven end-to-end solutions. In this way our teams create sustainable value for our business and short time-to-market. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Based in London, you will be responsible for delivery of middleware solutions in cloud and on-premise environments. Creating solution and technical designs including documentation in time and quality manner, providing middleware images based on best practices and follow high security standards and maintain those through their whole lifecycle. Being part of an agile team you will closely collaborate with other product teams and support and consult on automated continues integration and continues deployment strategies with respect to the needs of stakeholders e.g. release/change management and milestones, capacity demands of products and projects in alignment with AGCS policies, standards and guidelines including required documentation per operational needs.

In this role you will…~crlf~##Develop concepts and solutions for middleware products in cloud environments~crlf~##Lifecycle and maintenance of standard middleware images based on security and hardening guidelines~crlf~##Investigate IT procedures, standards and/or guidelines (including AGCS as well as Group IT standards)~crlf~##Evaluate existing systems/processes and improve where necessary~crlf~##Develop and define a wide-range of documentation, for example presentations, technical designs, functional specifications, system requirements, etc as required~crlf~##Maintain documentation on a regular basis and be accountable for the quality and completeness~crlf~##Communicate (and/or train as necessary) on documentation content~crlf~##Conducts analysis on whether IT policies/standards are being followed~crlf~##Proactively conduct ad-hoc as well as regular analysis on IT systems, documentation, processes, data, etc. as required~crlf~##Proactively work and coordinate with relevant stakeholders (within IT, the business, strategic vendors / outsource partners, among others) to deliver consultancy and service~crlf~##Coordinate with other functions (e.g. Operations) as necessary~crlf~

##You have a degree in IT, computer science or other relevant fields~crlf~##At least 5 years of IT experience, ideally in the financial service sector and technical experience in Operating systems, middleware, tools and frameworks~crlf~##Ability to understand and interpret technical designs of enterprise architecture, middleware, platforms etc.~crlf~##Knowledge of middleware products such as JBoss EAP, JBoss Fuse and Tomcat~crlf~##Good understanding of DevOps CI/CD tools and programming skills~crlf~##Ability to understand and interpret business needs and associated technical requirements~crlf~##Good communication and presentation skills~crlf~##Ability to work strategically with focus on the targets~crlf~##International competence (including intercultural awareness)~crlf~##Fluent in English~crlf~

At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~

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