Information IT Integration Architecture Lead (m/f/d)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    ##The Information IT Integration Architecture Lead is responsible for driving a cohesive IT Enterprise Architecture from an strongly data usage driven perspective. This is accomplished by translating business strategy and objectives into conceptual and high level data architectures constituted of a well-defined & consistent data lineage/business data thesaurus across the application landscape connected by interfaces and mappings for data/Information flows. Additionally, technical & legal challenges for AGCS as a globally operating company in terms of data access, data residency and Information privacy in an increasingly centralized IT target landscape will have to be addressed.~crlf~ ~crlf~Future Challenges:~crlf~##With new set up in 2018 of the OBT Business Solutions Architecture Team there is the need to establish working relationships and to grow collaboration with Business Architecture counterparts. Furthermore, there will be the need to identify and leverage opportunities for AGCS in the Allianz group initiatives around digitalization and utilization of big data together with value adding information flows. In line with business strategy and with continuous growth and consolidation Information Architecture would be key to ensuring data migration and prevailing information flows are architecturally robust.

  • Key Responsibilities

    Enterprise Architecture:~crlf~##Liaise with the business and other stakeholders in the organisation to evaluate business data requirements and to develop and drive an understanding of the target data architecture.~crlf~##Conduct design reviews and analyse overall system landscape in respect to databases, data models, data flows and data consolidation. ~crlf~##Work closely with OBT business (resp. data) architects as well as other areas within IT to judge which solutions are right / realistic considering legal, budget and technology constraints. ~crlf~##Design conceptual and technical designs based on data requirements and domain specialization. When required, advise IT projects.~crlf~ ~crlf~Documentation:~crlf~##Develop documentation addressing/visualizing end-to-end architectural solution designs - for example presentations, functional information and reporting requirements, database structures, data models and data lineage along downstream data flows, data storage, historization & encryption requirements, etc. ~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~ ~crlf~Information collection and analysis:~crlf~##Investigate data-related business requirements and processes, standards and/or guidelines (including AGCS as well as Group IT standards) to determine consequences for the IT design of data pools and data interfaces across the AGCS IT landscape and with external data providers.~crlf~##Evaluate existing data-related business capabilities along their processes and applications, when required.~crlf~##Conduct ad-hoc as well as regular analysis on data-related business requirements for IT systems, documentation, processes, data, etc. proactively. Report to IT management on results.~crlf~ ~crlf~Informational IT Architecture Design:~crlf~##Support and proactively work with stakeholders to build a holistic view of AGCS's information assets and the underlying strategic and business requirements as well as processes. ~crlf~##Assess projects, business requirements, and present architectural recommendations that are in line with the AGCS strategic vision and wider best practice. ~crlf~##Act as the subject matter expert on data and information architectural directions. Perform peer reviews on design of data/information collected which are transformed and kept in the AGCS IT application landscape. To actively promote & enforce compliance with agreed enterprise (data) architecture principles to facilitate Information flows.~crlf~ ~crlf~Stakeholder Management:~crlf~##Proactively work and coordinate with relevant stakeholders especially on the business/OBT side (as well as within IT, strategic vendors / outsource partners, external data providers, etc.) to deliver consultancy and service.~crlf~##Coordinate with other functions as necessary.~crlf~ ~crlf~Enterprise Models:~crlf~##Support the Head of IT Enterprise Architecture, the IT Integration Architecture Head and the team with the development of i.e. an enterprise architecture framework and data model, resp. other concepts applicable to business and IT needs, consolidating input from all stakeholders. To define and manage the architecture frameworks (i.e. for infrastructure & application component and information/data), participate in governance bodies such as the "Architecture Review Board", whilst supporting the development of a reasonable Business and IT Enterprise Architecture vision

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    Required experience~crlf~##IT Professional experience (ideally financial services sector)~crlf~##Experience in managing projects/tasks in a global environment~crlf~##Experience of working internationally and of remotely communicating and developing regional teams across numerous locations~crlf~##IT Architecture experience~crlf~ ~crlf~Required education~crlf~##In relevant field such as IT, computer science, business~crlf~##Professional qualifications preferred~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical skills~crlf~##Ability to understand and interpret data-related business requirements as well as business, information and technical architectures & designs, incl. underpinned data pools and application landscape~crlf~##Process workflow & documentations skills~crlf~##Project management skills~crlf~##Knowledge of existing technical solutions and the best practices in the industry with specific focus on data handling~crlf~ ~crlf~General skills~crlf~##Communication Skills, with the ability to tailor to an intended audience (including presentation, team work)~crlf~##Analytical skills

  • 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 Information IT Integration Architecture Lead is responsible for driving a cohesive IT Enterprise Architecture from an strongly data usage driven perspective. This is accomplished by translating business strategy and objectives into conceptual and high level data architectures constituted of a well-defined & consistent data lineage/business data thesaurus across the application landscape connected by interfaces and mappings for data/Information flows. Additionally, technical & legal challenges for AGCS as a globally operating company in terms of data access, data residency and Information privacy in an increasingly centralized IT target landscape will have to be addressed.~crlf~ ~crlf~Future Challenges:~crlf~##With new set up in 2018 of the OBT Business Solutions Architecture Team there is the need to establish working relationships and to grow collaboration with Business Architecture counterparts. Furthermore, there will be the need to identify and leverage opportunities for AGCS in the Allianz group initiatives around digitalization and utilization of big data together with value adding information flows. In line with business strategy and with continuous growth and consolidation Information Architecture would be key to ensuring data migration and prevailing information flows are architecturally robust.

Key Responsibilities

Enterprise Architecture:~crlf~##Liaise with the business and other stakeholders in the organisation to evaluate business data requirements and to develop and drive an understanding of the target data architecture.~crlf~##Conduct design reviews and analyse overall system landscape in respect to databases, data models, data flows and data consolidation. ~crlf~##Work closely with OBT business (resp. data) architects as well as other areas within IT to judge which solutions are right / realistic considering legal, budget and technology constraints. ~crlf~##Design conceptual and technical designs based on data requirements and domain specialization. When required, advise IT projects.~crlf~ ~crlf~Documentation:~crlf~##Develop documentation addressing/visualizing end-to-end architectural solution designs - for example presentations, functional information and reporting requirements, database structures, data models and data lineage along downstream data flows, data storage, historization & encryption requirements, etc. ~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~ ~crlf~Information collection and analysis:~crlf~##Investigate data-related business requirements and processes, standards and/or guidelines (including AGCS as well as Group IT standards) to determine consequences for the IT design of data pools and data interfaces across the AGCS IT landscape and with external data providers.~crlf~##Evaluate existing data-related business capabilities along their processes and applications, when required.~crlf~##Conduct ad-hoc as well as regular analysis on data-related business requirements for IT systems, documentation, processes, data, etc. proactively. Report to IT management on results.~crlf~ ~crlf~Informational IT Architecture Design:~crlf~##Support and proactively work with stakeholders to build a holistic view of AGCS's information assets and the underlying strategic and business requirements as well as processes. ~crlf~##Assess projects, business requirements, and present architectural recommendations that are in line with the AGCS strategic vision and wider best practice. ~crlf~##Act as the subject matter expert on data and information architectural directions. Perform peer reviews on design of data/information collected which are transformed and kept in the AGCS IT application landscape. To actively promote & enforce compliance with agreed enterprise (data) architecture principles to facilitate Information flows.~crlf~ ~crlf~Stakeholder Management:~crlf~##Proactively work and coordinate with relevant stakeholders especially on the business/OBT side (as well as within IT, strategic vendors / outsource partners, external data providers, etc.) to deliver consultancy and service.~crlf~##Coordinate with other functions as necessary.~crlf~ ~crlf~Enterprise Models:~crlf~##Support the Head of IT Enterprise Architecture, the IT Integration Architecture Head and the team with the development of i.e. an enterprise architecture framework and data model, resp. other concepts applicable to business and IT needs, consolidating input from all stakeholders. To define and manage the architecture frameworks (i.e. for infrastructure & application component and information/data), participate in governance bodies such as the "Architecture Review Board", whilst supporting the development of a reasonable Business and IT Enterprise Architecture vision

Key Requirements/ Skills

Required experience~crlf~##IT Professional experience (ideally financial services sector)~crlf~##Experience in managing projects/tasks in a global environment~crlf~##Experience of working internationally and of remotely communicating and developing regional teams across numerous locations~crlf~##IT Architecture experience~crlf~ ~crlf~Required education~crlf~##In relevant field such as IT, computer science, business~crlf~##Professional qualifications preferred~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical skills~crlf~##Ability to understand and interpret data-related business requirements as well as business, information and technical architectures & designs, incl. underpinned data pools and application landscape~crlf~##Process workflow & documentations skills~crlf~##Project management skills~crlf~##Knowledge of existing technical solutions and the best practices in the industry with specific focus on data handling~crlf~ ~crlf~General skills~crlf~##Communication Skills, with the ability to tailor to an intended audience (including presentation, team work)~crlf~##Analytical skills

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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