Zurich NA Senior Cloud Solutions Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect


Zurich is currently looking for Senior Cloud Solutions Architect to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

As a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, you will lead the design and implementation of our next generation of best in class cloud based solutions by leveraging hands-on experience and expertise in architecting, designing, cloud infrastructure provisioning and building enterprise solutions. You’ll understand the technical opportunities and limitations of the various technologies at your disposal and will be able to specify the tailored Cloud based ecosystem for the recommended solutions.

She/he will display past performance and experience with evaluating technology standards, tools, products, and solutions, make rational design decisions from business and technical perspectives, and communicate and implement recommended solutions. The Senior Cloud Solutions Architect will also maintain responsibility for defining the technical strategy of a system, working closely with all stakeholders to drive technology decisions that support product capabilities now and for the future, and guide it successfully through its execution.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Cloud Architect to include:

  • Infrastructure provision to support IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS based solutions and establish processes to maintain & monitor servers/platforms

  • DevOps focused to automate end to end Infrastructure and application lifecycle

  • Construct and Manage Docker ecosystems

  • Work closely with Information Security team to follow defined security standards and maintain end-to-end security ensuring best practices are always implemented

  • Collaborate with the in-house and contingent workers to help share knowledge and improve quality of practices

Influencer Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a range of internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. Relationships typically involve promoting cooperation, collaboration or acceptance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND

  • IT Strategy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6 years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications

  • 5 years of experience with strong understanding across Cloud and infrastructure components (i.e. server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end Cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs

  • 2 Cloud Architecture and migration skills and experience in Azure (AWS experience is a plus)

  • Working knowledge in several areas of Azure PaaS/ IaaS/Data Warehouse, Azure deployment, Dep Ops, ARM template, Application Insights, PowerShell Scripting, Security, High Availability, Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machine, Backup / Disaster Recovery, Patching, Clustering, service resilience, SQL Azure, ADLS and distributed systems, etc.

  • Cloud based Big Data and Analytics solution in a variety of industries and computing environments

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with the following programming languages: .NET, C , Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive

  • Knowledge of Docker and Docker orchestration tools (Redhat Openshift, MS Dockers, Kubernetes etc.)

  • Exposure to Continuous Development and Integration Tools such as VSTS, Jenkins

  • Exposure Industry certifications such on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • TOGAF certification preferred

  • Configuration management systems such as Puppet/Chef/Ansible

  • Insurance-related experience desired but not required

Relocation Assistance Available

(External posting only – No Changes Allowed Here)

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

(Internal/External Posting – No Changes Allowed Here)

EOE Disability/Veterans

(External posting only – No Changes Allowed Here)

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 03/09/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180001OF