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Senior IT Enterprise Architect / Decommissioning Capability Lead (m/f/d) based in Munich or London

Job Level:  Management

Unterföhring, DE, 85774 AGCS Chicago, IL, US, 60606 London, ENG, GB, SE1 9LQ

Due Date:  asap
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1923

Job Purpose/Role

We are looking for a talented and passionate Senior IT Enterprise Architect to join our team to lead the Decommissioning Capability at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in Munich or London.

At AGCS, we have a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work.

The Enterprise Architecture Team at AGCS supports the business in maintaining an overview of the fundamental organization of IT, roadmaps the architecture in line with key strategic initiatives and is accountable for proactively and holistically identifying, analyzing, and driving business & technological change within AGCS. The AGCS IT Strategy highlights decommissioning as a key initiative to achieve simplification and removal of legacy, while ensuring data preservation to capitalize on our historical and transactional data.

In this role, you will be responsible to provide appropriate and timely advise to the business in context of AGCS’s key strategic initiatives. This starts and ends with a focus on developing high impact recommendations to AGCS Business Owners, as well as Technical Directors and Engineering Managers (working for Allianz Technology SE in the future) to continuously modernize their application landscape.
As Capability Lead for the IT Decommissioning, you will build and manage cross-functional teams responsible for driving the decommissioning journey of applications, software and hardware components, starting with addressing data archiving resp. data migration to the new target and finally removing all legacy components. This strategic renewal of our application landscape will allow AGCS to achieve a profound change in the business model, reduce ongoing IT costs and lead to greater flexibility, stability, and operational resilience.


Key Responsibilities

  • EA Program Management: Shape and introduce technology transformation in AGCS by leading, coordinating and facilitating cross-functional teams (business & IT) for legacy decommissioning as part of the strategic initiatives
  • AGCS Decommissioning: Oversee the decommissioning roadmap, including KPI Framework to monitor progress and collaborate with stakeholders from AGCS and Allianz Group in managing the decommissioning budgets
  • Data Archiving & Migration: Work with business and technology stakeholders to establish a scalable approach to data preservation and develop architectural guidelines for data archiving resp. data migration onto the new target
  • Technology Evolution: Assesses the value and impact of business solution concepts and emerging technologies by leading opportunity assessments and proofs-of-concept through partnership with stakeholders (Business, AZ Technology, Allianz Group)
  • Architecture Practice: Drive maturity in the Enterprise Architecture practice, including EA Processes, roles and responsibilities and architecture deliverables



Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • 15+ years of functional experience in IT or business function
  • Experience in implementing a data archiving or data preservation framework
  • 7+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of IT and business initiatives and programs (ideally including data migration projects), based on management objectives 
  • In-depth experience in IT solution development and proven experience in decommissioning of software applications and underlying infrastructure components including preceding data archival/migration
  • Excellent communication skills, managing the expectations of large number of stakeholders and interested parties
  • Prior hands-on experience in some of the following insurance & IT domains desirable:

-    Underwriting, Policy Admin & Reinsurance (especially Large Corporate Insurance)

-    Sales & Distribution, including Customer Relationship Management (in B2B segment)

-    Finance and Accounting 

-    Reporting & Analytics 

-    Enterprise architecture applying a formal EA and ITIL framework

  • Understanding of AGCS system landscape, and basic knowledge of infrastructure components, networks, security and data privacy considerations
  • Understanding of agile methods (SAFe) and ability to guide agile project teams on opportunities, risks, as well as technical and architectural debt
  • Ability to influence others both directly and indirectly and to adapts approach and interpersonal style to best meet the needs of the individual stakeholders
  • Energy, focus, assertiveness, diplomacy, and comfort in dealing with ambiguity
  • Highly skilled and experienced at negotiating conflict and problem-solving to achieve win-win outcomes at executive levels
  • Exceptional ability to lead change using inclusive and collaborative methods
  • Experience in an Allianz Operating Entity and Allianz Group desirable
  • Fluent English is required


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.


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 Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.
Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world's largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.
Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.
For more information, visit http://www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.


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