IT Infrastructure Architect in Network Operations

Allianz Global Investors

Within the IT Service & Operations department, the primary mission of the IT Infrastructure Services function is to enable Allianz Global Investors business operations on a robust digital platform, maintain its stability and security, develop solutions based on business demand and technology evolution.~crlf~~crlf~Network Operations team is responsible for the maintenance of stable performance of the infrastructure backbone across 3 geographical regions and among 25+ locations. You will join a multicultural growing team with a global footprint (Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Germany, France, UK, USA).~crlf~~crlf~As a Senior IT Infrastructure Architect, your primary role and responsibility will be in enhancing and shaping global IT architecture of the firm. Leading design and integration of complex cross-functional solutions in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders. Driving technology evolution in line with the regulatory and company standards. Assuring effectiveness, security and continuous performance of the global corporate IT network.

## Lead Network solutions and design (WAN/LAN/Wi-Fi/DC LAN/Firewalls) in collaboration with cloud, data center, cybersecurity specialists on projects and BAU topics~crlf~## Collaborate cross-functionally on various IT matters with the service providers, Enterprise Architecture, business applications owners/ architects, Legal, Risk, Compliance, and other stakeholders~crlf~## Proactively identify weak areas and inefficiencies across network technologies and tools~crlf~## Analysis of solution options and preparation of management summaries including actionable recommendation~crlf~## Support during RFP/RFI (Request for Proposal/ Information) process in research, requirements gathering and vendor selection~crlf~## Develop, enhance and maintain high-level and low-level design documentation~crlf~## Maintenance and enhancement of the global IT Network architecture along the entire lifecycle (including documentation)~crlf~## Act as an SME for IT Asset Management entire lifecycle and provide recommendations on changes~crlf~## Take ownership of complex changes, incidents and problem solving (L3)~crlf~## Lead root cause analysis for complex problems, define and implement performance improvement actions~crlf~## Act as an escalation point of contact on urgent BAU internal and external matters (also with service providers).~crlf~~crlf~

We encourage candidates with 10-15+ years’ experience or equivalent (preferably) within the financial services sector in both IT infrastructure global operations (L2-3) and large-scale projects. ~crlf~~crlf~Proven experience in leading technical design and solutions work including an implementation phase in global IT infrastructure projects.~crlf~~crlf~Recent experience in IT infrastructure/ network modernization, SD-WAN and/or Cloud transformation & integration projects.~crlf~~crlf~Implementation and operations experience with SD-WAN, Cisco, Palo Alto, zScaler, F5, Akamai and other proven market leading technologies (including relevant certifications).~crlf~~crlf~Previous service provider and/or consulting experience is a plus.~crlf~~crlf~Solarwinds, ServiceNow, Infoblox, PowerPoint and Excel skills are required (PowerBI is a plus).~crlf~A successful candidate will thrive in a global and fast-paced environment, will enjoy taking ownership of a range of daily activities and strategic responsibilities, will seek to document and improve existing processes at every opportunity and will contribute to new projects and developments assigned to the team.~crlf~The candidate must be highly motivated, flexible and eager to learn.~crlf~Language: English (German nice to have).~crlf~~crlf~

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 Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 598 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.~crlf~~crlf~We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.~crlf~~crlf~We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to

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