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Enterprise Architect (Events-Driven)

Resource Solutions.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 31, 2022

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Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Enterprise Architect (Events-Driven) - QBE - London , Exchange Tower (hybrid working)- 6 months

About QBE:

In 1886, two entrepreneurs started a marine insurance company in Townsville, Australia to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty.

Since then, QBE has grown and evolved to become an international insurer and reinsurer with a local presence in 27 countries and headquartered in Sydney.

Leveraging our deep expertise and insights, QBE offers commercial, personal and specialty products and risk management solutions to help people and businesses manage risks, build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

At QBE we're driven by our purpose of enabling a more resilient future.

About the Opportunity:

As Enterprise Architect you will be responsible for providing technology direction to a range of stakeholders including suppliers, IT and QBE business through strategies, roadmaps, standards and project options. Provide support to the delivery of global enterprise programs.

Primary Responsibilities

• Conduct technology assurance and governance. Ensure aligned to architecture policy and practices

•Maximize the alignment & leverage reuse of technology, establish common solutions & optimize skills across QBE to achieve cost efficiencies

•Deliver or contribute to strategy, principles, policies and roadmaps for Enterprise events driven architecture in line with agreed timelines and QBE priorities

•Use standardized tools and approach to documenting enterprise architecture to ensure consistency across the team

•Actively promote and embed the architecture ways of working and due governance.

•Conduct research of emerging architecture and technology trends.

•Provide support during technology decision making activities

•Contribute to Global forums for assigned business domains and identify opportunities to synergize across the QBE Group through global collaboration

•Establish foundational enterprise solution architectures for assigned domains.

•Contribute to the investment roadmaps for assigned domains (e.g. Data, Digital, integration & infrastructure etc)

•Lead Solution Design Review Process for assigned domains

•Ensure that Solution Architects have a good understanding of the strategic direction relating to the projects on which they are working.

•Establish and maintain effective relationships within IT, with internal business units and with external service suppliers to ensure the division's technology direction meets the wider business objectives

•Deliver foundational enterprise solution architectures via strategic projects.

•Shape the early stages of projects to produce the project's architecture vision, ensuring it is appropriately aligned with strategic direction

•Contribute to the investment roadmaps

•Lead Design Review Process for assigned projects

•Ensure that Solution Architects have a good understanding of the strategic direction relating to the projects on which they are working.

•Proactively challenge business requirements and solution architectures where needed, and negotiate the best possible outcome for QBE taking into account both short and long term needs

Key Skills & Experience:

• Proven ability to deliver events driven architecture in a large-scale fast-moving dynamic environment

• Experience of Events -driven Architecture technologies - KAFKA, AZURE, AWS

•Proven ability to design Data architecture solutions on Azure platforms

•Proven experience of problem analysis and design techniques

•Ability to identify and quantify key areas of risk or complexity

•A basic understanding of the inter-operation of hardware, network and software components necessary for the delivery of complete, complex systems

•Experience of working with third party service supplier / outsource providers

•Analysis and evaluation skills

•Ability to prioritise and organise work to achieve deadlines

•Ability to manage impacts of parallel architecture programs to ensure that any risks are minimized.

•Good documentation skills - both at a detailed and summary level

•Good communication and interpersonal skills with an appreciation for an ability to communicate with and respond to the needs of diverse Audiences

• TOGAF v9 Certification

• Strong Working knowledge of Enterprise architecture: concepts, practices and tools

•Working knowledge of Digital, emerging and disruptive technology applications

•Working knowledge of the overall current state and future IT strategy and how the future state is aligned to the business strategy

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