IT Lead Designer (m/f/d)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    The Lead Designer manages the ongoing basis and design of the AGCS IT application or infrastructure landscape for a given area of responsibility in order to deliver an integrated solution and standardized approach.

  • Key Responsibilities

    Design:~crlf~##Analyze the business requirements and processes within AGCS to support the design and development of application management and maintenance / IT infrastructure for all AGCS core insurance systems, applications, interfaces and infrastructure.~crlf~##Coordinate with other areas of the IT department, OBT and the business to design the functional data model for an integrated landscape and to produce conceptual and technical designs based on the requirements.~crlf~ ~crlf~IT Support:~crlf~##Coordinate all efforts across geographic regions and continuously share best practices and approaches across teams, offering support when required~crlf~##Cooperate with other IT teams to ensure interoperability and availability to ensure no losses to business functions or processing through non-availability or poor performance systems. Support business initiatives.~crlf~##Prepare and contribute to architectural quality reviews by the Enterprise Architect Team~crlf~ ~crlf~Management / Expertise~crlf~##Functionally lead a small number of senior specialists / developers / architects and other team leaders that are geographically dispersed and ensuring continuity of process and service when required.~crlf~##Manage cost center budget within plan~crlf~##Coordinate the team and abide by the AGCS staff management procedures i.e. success factors and communicating strategy.~crlf~ ~crlf~Conduct IT Analysis~crlf~##Analyze, study or examine business, functional and technical requirements in detail, and draw appropriate conclusions. ~crlf~##In depth evaluation of existing architecture/systems/processes~crlf~##Creation of solution concepts~crlf~ ~crlf~Stakeholder Management~crlf~##Develop and positively influence key, strategic position stakeholders across locations and functions~crlf~##Monitor realization of concepts and act as escalation instance~crlf~##Manage 3rd party service providers~crlf~ ~crlf~Company Policies~crlf~##Conduct analysis on whether IT policies/standards are being followed, follow up and apply in cases where necessary~crlf~##Report to IT management on results~crlf~##Implementation of Group initiatives, standards, policies and evolve the services provided

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    Required experience~crlf~##Experience of working internationally and of remotely managing and developing regional teams across numerous locations (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~##Project Management experience (Minimum 3 to 5 years)~crlf~##Experience in software / IT infrastructure design (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~##Professional IT experience (ideally in Financial Services) (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~ ~crlf~Required education~crlf~##University degree in Information Systems, Information Management or equivalent combination of education and experience~crlf~##Professional IT qualification preferred. E.G. ITIL certification~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical skills~crlf~##Deep knowledge of PL/SQL (or similar), DWH modelling techniques. SAP HANA XSA experience is an advantage~crlf~##Technical, process and functional knowledge in the financial or insurance area~crlf~##Knowledge of data and transactional application architecture and best practices in the industry ~crlf~##Reverse engineering capabilities, ability to understand and review code written by others ~crlf~ ~crlf~General skills~crlf~##Strategic Planning: Ability to develop, implement and communicate strategies to address important trends or changes in the business~crlf~##Budgeting & Controlling: Contribute to budgeting and cost controlling processes~crlf~##Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story~crlf~##Change Management: ability to transition individuals, teams, and the whole organization from a current state to a desired future state.~crlf~##English - Fluent (able to negotiate); Second language desired

  • About Allianz

    Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

    Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS promotes an individual work-life balance for example the possibilit y of working part-time. Provided that the job with its respective basic conditions is suitable for this, all positions advertised on a full-time basis can also be filled on a part-time basis.~crlf~~crlf~If you are currently exempted from statutory pension obligations under section 6 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 SGB VI, please take a look at the important and binding notes in the HR lexicon under: Money / Social Security / Annuity Insurance / Pension Insurance exemption.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~

Job Purpose/ Role

The Lead Designer manages the ongoing basis and design of the AGCS IT application or infrastructure landscape for a given area of responsibility in order to deliver an integrated solution and standardized approach.

Key Responsibilities

Design:~crlf~##Analyze the business requirements and processes within AGCS to support the design and development of application management and maintenance / IT infrastructure for all AGCS core insurance systems, applications, interfaces and infrastructure.~crlf~##Coordinate with other areas of the IT department, OBT and the business to design the functional data model for an integrated landscape and to produce conceptual and technical designs based on the requirements.~crlf~ ~crlf~IT Support:~crlf~##Coordinate all efforts across geographic regions and continuously share best practices and approaches across teams, offering support when required~crlf~##Cooperate with other IT teams to ensure interoperability and availability to ensure no losses to business functions or processing through non-availability or poor performance systems. Support business initiatives.~crlf~##Prepare and contribute to architectural quality reviews by the Enterprise Architect Team~crlf~ ~crlf~Management / Expertise~crlf~##Functionally lead a small number of senior specialists / developers / architects and other team leaders that are geographically dispersed and ensuring continuity of process and service when required.~crlf~##Manage cost center budget within plan~crlf~##Coordinate the team and abide by the AGCS staff management procedures i.e. success factors and communicating strategy.~crlf~ ~crlf~Conduct IT Analysis~crlf~##Analyze, study or examine business, functional and technical requirements in detail, and draw appropriate conclusions. ~crlf~##In depth evaluation of existing architecture/systems/processes~crlf~##Creation of solution concepts~crlf~ ~crlf~Stakeholder Management~crlf~##Develop and positively influence key, strategic position stakeholders across locations and functions~crlf~##Monitor realization of concepts and act as escalation instance~crlf~##Manage 3rd party service providers~crlf~ ~crlf~Company Policies~crlf~##Conduct analysis on whether IT policies/standards are being followed, follow up and apply in cases where necessary~crlf~##Report to IT management on results~crlf~##Implementation of Group initiatives, standards, policies and evolve the services provided

Key Requirements/ Skills

Required experience~crlf~##Experience of working internationally and of remotely managing and developing regional teams across numerous locations (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~##Project Management experience (Minimum 3 to 5 years)~crlf~##Experience in software / IT infrastructure design (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~##Professional IT experience (ideally in Financial Services) (Minimum 5 to 7 years)~crlf~ ~crlf~Required education~crlf~##University degree in Information Systems, Information Management or equivalent combination of education and experience~crlf~##Professional IT qualification preferred. E.G. ITIL certification~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical skills~crlf~##Deep knowledge of PL/SQL (or similar), DWH modelling techniques. SAP HANA XSA experience is an advantage~crlf~##Technical, process and functional knowledge in the financial or insurance area~crlf~##Knowledge of data and transactional application architecture and best practices in the industry ~crlf~##Reverse engineering capabilities, ability to understand and review code written by others ~crlf~ ~crlf~General skills~crlf~##Strategic Planning: Ability to develop, implement and communicate strategies to address important trends or changes in the business~crlf~##Budgeting & Controlling: Contribute to budgeting and cost controlling processes~crlf~##Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story~crlf~##Change Management: ability to transition individuals, teams, and the whole organization from a current state to a desired future state.~crlf~##English - Fluent (able to negotiate); Second language desired

About Allianz

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS promotes an individual work-life balance for example the possibilit y of working part-time. Provided that the job with its respective basic conditions is suitable for this, all positions advertised on a full-time basis can also be filled on a part-time basis.~crlf~~crlf~If you are currently exempted from statutory pension obligations under section 6 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 SGB VI, please take a look at the important and binding notes in the HR lexicon under: Money / Social Security / Annuity Insurance / Pension Insurance exemption.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~


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