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Solution Architect

Job at Swiss Re in Vancouver, Clark County, 98665

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world. Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

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About the Team

Swiss Re Institute (SRI) is an important differentiating component of Swiss Re's strategy. SRI uses R&D to ensure Swiss Re's capabilities remain cutting edge, maintain underwriting excellence and incubate new business models, products and services. We create and deliver transformational R&D and robust technological capabilities to generate data-driven insights on existing and new risk pools, and the economic context within which we operate. On the other hand, we run an application portfolio for Group Management and related functions.

While many of your peers and key partners are based in Zurich, the team is composed of an international workforce based in different locations and serving a global customer basis.

About the Role

As a Solution Architect, you will be part of the SRI Solution Architect Centre of Excellence working on several key initiatives side-by-side with our business engineers, data engineers and other technology professionals. You will be responsible for collecting business and IT requirements and architecting enterprise-grade solutions. You will be architecting solutions in Azure as well as in Palantir Foundry (hosted on AWS) and in certain cases hybrid scenarios. You will be fully engaged in the architecture & design discussion going across various technologies, namely Palantir Foundry, Azure Databricks, Azure Kubernetes Services, Docker, Azure PostgreSQL, Terraform, Azure DevOps, etc.

In your role you are responsible for:

Working with SRI stakeholders during requirement gathering to enable you to propose best fit architectures

Aligning architecture with company strategy, security & governance requirements

Building and maintaining a set of SRI architectural blueprints for re-occurring use cases

Ensuring a coherent SRI department-wide solution architecture landscape emerges

Propose and design hybrid component-based architectures where applicable, specifically focusing on Azure & Palantir Foundry

Understand the intersection of Data Strategy & Information Architecture with Solution Architecture

Consult on the extension and scaling of existing solutions

Collaborate with the wider Swiss Re architecture groups to ensure SRI contributes to new Swiss Re standards

Staying on top of emerging technology trends and help the organization in making informed technology decisions

About you

Key skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

3+ years of experience on cloud architecture (Preferably Azure)

3+ years of experience on data management including database management, data science, data migration & data pipelining tasks

Strong foundational knowledge of several programming languages (Java, Python, Angular/React, Typescript, SQL/Oracle DB or similar languages),

API design & development

Experience with CI/CD pipelines

Knowledge of Terraform or ARM templates and IaC principles

Experience with containers including Docker, Kubernetes and Container Registry

Experience with NoSQL storage & Elastic or PySpark is a plus

Master degree in a technical field is a plus

Experience working within an agile development approach, preferably Scrum.

Can tackle alignment with strategy, standards & approval processes

Ability to resolve delivery blockers and gain approval for new solutions (services, features, etc.)

Good communication, and good command of English

Enjoy teamwork with the ability to work responsibly; self-reliant and results-oriented

Key Competencies:

Analytical: You like to analyse and solve technical challenges

Planning: You understand how to structure topics and process tasks in manageable pieces

Team orientation: You are a good team-player

Flexibility: You can navigate ambiguity and make progress in an environment where requirements can change rapidly

Are you looking for a new challenge? This might be your opportunity. We are looking forward to seeing you.

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