Technical Solution Architect - Chicago, IL

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

This role is responsible for coordination of maintenance and development activities on BIH application (using FUSE) and CDB (Central Data Base) in coordination with the various IT departments, Project teams and IT system owners. It is also in charge of applicability and documentation of IT processes/systems/technical and functional designs on a global basis. ~crlf~Additionally, this role's responsibility is to provide guidance and support to the project teams which have a dependency identified on BIH.

##Ensure requests and incidents are maintained and addressed at earliest convenience.~crlf~##Prioritize and plan bug fixes and enhancements, including prompt deliveries, in agreement with the AGCS IT processes and standards.~crlf~##Proactively identify and propose service improvements on business applications.~crlf~##Analyze application problems and define technical and functional approaches.~crlf~##Conduct ad-hoc, as well as regular analysis, on applications, documentation, processes, data, etc. as required. ~crlf~##Explore opportunities for new technologies or decommission with the EA architects.~crlf~##Provide guidance and information to stakeholders on technologies, functionalities, team structure, processes, etc. ~crlf~##Support teams within the AGCS IT Department with ad-hoc requests from management and stakeholders.~crlf~##Inform and frequently communicate with the user community on ongoing and future activities.~crlf~##Support project team by facilitating definition of project scope, plan, timing, costs, risk and deliverables.~crlf~##Identify dependencies and impacts with other ongoing workstreams and propose adequate solutions. ~crlf~##Follow-up with project teams to ensure timely delivery and implementation of internal processes, procedures, metrics and standards.~crlf~##Create and maintain all required application documentation.~crlf~##Develop and define a wide-range of documentation (e.g., presentations, methodology requirements, etc.) as required.~crlf~##Maintain documentation on a regular basis and be accountable for the quality and completeness (when applicable).~crlf~##Communicate on documentation content, including keeping it up-to-date, providing guidance, and providing policy and specification documentation (when applicable).~crlf~~crlf~

##Master’s Degree in IT Engineering / Business Administration;~crlf~##Professional Certification in ITIL or OPEX preferred~crlf~##Minimum of 5 years of IT Professional experience (ideally in Financial Services sector);~crlf~##Experience in managing projects/tasks in a global environment;~crlf~##IT Process/Technical experience;~crlf~##Advanced knowledge of IT Applications;~crlf~##Strong technical knowledge ( e.g., Java, xml, xslt, jBoss Fuse, WebServices, JMS);~crlf~##Excellent organization skills with an eye towards process improvement;~crlf~##Continuous Integration skills (e.g., Subversion, Jenkins, etc.);~crlf~##Strong verbal and written communications skills with an ability to communicate across the organization;~crlf~##Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; and ~crlf~##Ability to contribute to on-going projects within the organization.~crlf~~crlf~

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 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 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~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~


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