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Senior Cloud Architect

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

BARCELONA, B, ES, 08009

Due Date:  10/11/2021
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Spain
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Home office due to Covid-19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1747

JOB PURPOSE/ROLE

Our Mission at Allianz Technology is Leading IT with you!

Leading IT means shaping the IT agenda of Allianz, providing leading IT solutions to Allianz and showing the confidence to lead... with you.

Be the IT provider of the Allianz Group to run, optimize, transform and innovate infrastructure, applications and services together with organizational entities to co-create the best customer experience.

Central Functions IT Function is responsible for operating, optimizing, transforming and innovating the application portfolio for cross-industry IT disciplines and the Allianz Group's central functions. Central Functions is responsible for several key functions including: A.I., Accounting, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Compliance, Finance, Human Resources, Risk, Robotics and Treasury.

In addition, there is the IT Function Architecture team which maintains the Allianz SE and Allianz Technology view, with the primary objective to ensure that the Central Functions technology landscape is aligned to the strategic, operational and tactical goals of the organization focusing on four main areas: Strategy, Governance, Enablement and Transformation.

As part of Allianz Group’s cloud strategy, Allianz Technology is actively transforming its applications to the cloud. This role will work with the IT Function and application architects to plan, align and orchestrate the cloudification of Central Functions’ strategic applications as well as define technical and functional approaches for cloud transformation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support enterprise strategy towards Cloud and CI/CD adoption, through setting up, driving and tracking tailored transformation initiatives from the architecture perspective in close collaboration with stakeholders.
• In conjunction with the IT Function Architects, explore opportunities for the migration to new technologies with the Allianz Technology portfolio or decommission of non-strategic technologies.
• Ensure seamless integration of migrated applications with Future Cloud Platform and Future Infrastructure Platform, and with related IT infrastructure services (e.g. network services, IAM services, security services)
• Support teams within Central Functions with ad-hoc requests from management and stakeholders, related to Cloud Transformation.
• Support project teams by facilitating definition of project scope, plan, timing, costs, risk and deliverables.
• Identify dependencies and impacts with other ongoing workstreams and propose adequate solutions.
• Design and implementation of new IT projects within public cloud solutions (AWS, MS Azure or Private Cloud)
• Analysis of new technical trends and cloud services for constant further development
• Technical integration of cloud solutions in existing IT landscapes, you are able to work hands-on together with our IT architects and in collaboration with external partner companies
 

KEY REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

• 5+ years’ experience in an Architect role with design, implementation and support of public cloud solutions.
• Migrations of large complex home grown and packaged solutions to Azure, AWS and Hybrid offerings.
• Experience with cost benefit analysis for cloud migrations from a technical and financial perspective.
• Professional Services and Consulting engagements
• Diverse technology stack and architecture expertise including: .NET, Java/Open source stack, Cloud (Azure, AWS), Microservices, middleware and package solutions
• Experience with tools and technologies, not limited to – Jenkins, Git, Maven, Ansible, Open shift Docker, Kubernetes, Helms, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra, Selenium, Chef, Puppet etc.
• Fluent English skills
• Stakeholder management and communication.
• Excellent leadership skills and ability to drive solutions in a matrix organization
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong teamwork and client-facing skills.