Technical Area Lead

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
full-time
Wage (gross)
From 4 000 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 4000 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Swiss Re is looking for an Enterprise Architect to work within the recently established Swiss Re Life Group Digital Transformation Unit with in Group Operations, with a focus on driving SR to become a Risk, Knowledge and Data company.

You will actively work with key partners in SR including the SR EC in order to:
- Formulate and refine the technology supporting business strategy of SR, its units as well as Swiss Re overall
- Developing architecture, technology and solutions for new Digital Markets and Ecosystems
- Work closely with internal and external technology partners
- Shape and define technical concepts
- Define and drive the integration architecture of Business Units to group and other operating units
- Support the business in any due diligence and similar processes serving as the point of contact to IT
- Actively maintain the relationships teams in Group Operations, IT management as well business partners at all levels
- Maintain the long-term view to meet customer requirements and key business objectives

You actively work in a cross-functional and global environment with partners across Business Functions and Information Technology, applying end-to-end architecture development frameworks and consulting methodologies. She or he will co-create with other domains (e.g. CTO, CDO) as part of the team, mentoring and coaching junior EA team members as well as further develop the EA field.
The role will report to the Head of Propositions.

We enable the effective end-to-end change focusing on:

- Crafting a coherent enterprise by ensuring architecture is aligned to the strategy and operating model
- Building a technology capability in the firm that provides a compass to ensure long-term architecture agility and on building architecture relevant skills and people networks.
The unit provides a wide-ranging, complex and exciting environment and offers an outstanding learning opportunity across all areas of Swiss Re.

You hold a relevant university degree, have excellent command of spoken and written English, German would be a plus. You are familiar with the relevant enterprise architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman), a certification would be an asset.

Information about the selection process

Minimum base salary for this job from 4 000 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Your professional experience includes:

- Several years of working in a leading Enterprise Architecture or similar role in an Insurance/Reinsurance environment
- L&H (Re)Insurance experience and technology affinity
- Building a network in SR and/or SR IT as a plus
- Demonstrate AWS or Azure Cloud Experience
- Able work in fast paced Agile environments (Scrum / Kanban experience)


During your career you developed and demonstrated:

- Hands-on experience of software development in languages such as Python, C#/.net, Java
- Strong executive presence and both written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to drive and lead in multi-functional teams
- Confidence to engage courageously, challenge constructively and voice opinions in developing new solutions as well as improving existing solutions
- Strong listening skills, ability to remove any barriers by communicating and collaborating with other team members, handling and resolving blockers and issues.
- Demonstrate passion to perform by stepping up and take personal responsibility and encouraging others through enthusiasm and dedication
- Apply interpersonal and relationship strategies to build compelling cases for ideas and initiatives in a way that engages and inspires others to support specific goals, actions and directions
- Setting priorities with an appropriate sense of what is most important and plans with a realistic sense of the demand involved
- Fostering an environment in which people share information and communicate clearly, candidly and openly
- Think strategically and balance short term benefits with longer term business vision and handle technical debt.
- Connect with teams and technical people through clear principles, common design patterns and industry standard practice.
- Look to increase flow of work through the team using Engineering techniques (CI/CD, DevOps, TDD, BDD etc.)
- Uses data and empirical methods to influence improvements.
- Help teams to develop strategies that de-risk delivery with vertical slices of delivery through the architectural stack.
- Allows technology & architecture to emerge through learning and avoid big up front design.
- Supports the Business or Product Owners, with advice on pro and cons of different technical choices and options, collaborates and brings together disparate parties including Squads, COEs, Internal Teams and Vendors to focus on a common aligned goal.
- Mentors the team and drives collaboration and knowledge sharing to benefit your area and the broader organization
- Works with Chapter Leads, CTO, CDO and HR to develop the technical capability plans for the future
- Encourages and leads discussion within the Community on technical topics and improve the technology through feedback mechanisms

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
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ID: 3568826  Dátum zverejnenia: 2.11.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 4 000 EUR/month