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Solution Architect

Allianz Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
Solution Architect
Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 12,000 employees located in 51 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in pioneering the digitalization of the financial services industry.

We oversee the full digitalization spectrum - from one of the industry's largest IT projects that includes Cloud infrastructure and security, to application platforms that span from workplace services to ITSM digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

In addition, Allianz Technology is also transforming itself from an IT perspective: moving to a full DevOps environment, moving to a full Cloud based (AWS, Azure) infrastructure, integrating with machine learning and even developing award winning blockchain solution!

Position Summary

An IT Solution Architect plays a crucial role in Allianz Technology as you are responsible for designing, communicating, and implementing the target architecture of the product(s) with Tribe or Squad members, ensuring its integrity and compliance with architectural standards, including business, application, infrastructure, data and security architecture.

You will support the Area or Tribe Lead to meet Allianz's needs and objectives, in definition of the technical roadmap, the management of technical debt, the management of other technical demands such as end of life of infrastructure, and in prioritizing technical/non-functional deliverables. You communicate the need for future technical skills required to the Area or Tribe Lead. You join a strong Centre of Expertise and collaborate into Community of Practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including business leaders, project managers, and developers, to understand Allianz's goals and requirements.
  • Support architectural design of products: Support Tribes/Squad in identifying the architecture and technologies that best support the product design and development and in making aligned architectural decisions across the Tribes in the Area and across Areas where relevant.
  • Evaluate existing systems and infrastructure to identify areas for improvement and propose innovative solutions in the context of Allianz's transformation.
  • Design and enforce architectural standards: Design and develop end-to-end technical solutions that align with Allianz's business objectives and technology standards.
  • Create and maintain architectural diagrams, technical documentation, and guidelines for development teams, using ArchiMate notation and Arc42.
  • Ensure scalability, performance, and security of the technical solutions by conducting regular assessments and audits, considering Allianz's service portfolio and evolving technology landscape.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies to recommend new solutions and drive innovation.
  • Collaborate with vendors, partners, and internal teams to evaluate and select third-party software and service components. Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis to assess the viability of proposed solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment within Allianz's technology community.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of proven experience as cross domain IT Architect.
  • Experience in delivering IT Services for Retail and Commercial financial industry.
  • Strong knowledge of software architecture principles, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing scalable and secure solutions using a variety of technologies, partiicularly natice Cloud services (AWS/Azure).
  • Experience with enterprise integration patterns and technologies, such as API management, ESB, or microservices.
  • Experience in designing and implementing data architecture, including data modelling and database systems.
  • Familiarity with Deployment process as code.
  • Knowledge of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) principles and ability to apply them in solution design.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and project management frameworks.
  • Relevant certifications, such as TOGAF or AWS, Azure Certified Solutions Architect, are a plus.

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.

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.

We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Great to have you on board. Let's care for tomorrow.
Job ID  47482
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