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Lead Cloud Solution Architect (Azure)

Start your career at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Place of work
Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Wage (gross)
4 000 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the Dublin Technology Centre delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. 

Zurich are currently recruiting for a Lead Cloud Solution Architect ( Azure). The role of Lead Cloud Solution Architect operates in the Cloud Enablement Office (CEO) team within our larger Cloud Centre of Enablement (CCoE) group. The CCoE is a cross-functional team responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform the business using the cloud. This role has a particular emphasis on providing architectural guidance on Azure services to our internal teams and to our global internal customer base. Key focus areas will include requirements analysis, solutioning and stakeholder engagement, recognising the value of our Cloud products to our internal customers.

The CEO team is recognised as the conduit for internal customers of Zurich’s multi-cloud platform to accelerate cloud adoption across the business and manage the roadmap for cloud migrations. The CEO product portfolio spans Cloud Advisory & Enablement, FinOps, Risk & Compliance and Cloud Education. The Lead Cloud Solution Architect (Azure) role would appeal to a person who enjoys variety and developing opportunities within an evolving global function. 

As a part of the CEO team delivering across the CEO and Cloud product portfolio your responsibilities will include: 
  • Provide expertise on all Azure platform constructs and services, helping internal stakeholders to gain clarity on the solutioning of applications that are migrating, new or re-architecting.
  • Reducing manual effort by the introduction of automation though programmatic means using any of the following coding elements – Python, Terraform or Cloud Formation, API integration
  • Maintain a JIRA based backlog for the Advisory & Enablement function within the CEO team
  • Manage stakeholders and multiple initiatives across the cloud product portfolio in a trusted advisor capacity
  • Continuous alignment with other CCoE Product teams where required to ensure continuous development of an iterative cloud roadmap to plan for ongoing changes to services\platforms as technologies emerge and new features are requested by users
  • Support the definition and development of the KPIs and reporting structures to demonstrate how cloud services align with the business objectives
  • Maintain a progressive relationship with Zurich’s third-party suppliers
  • Develop and promote an automation culture in Zurich
  • Proactive technical focus and customer engagements
  • Show initiative, own issues, and take on challenges on behalf of CEO & CCoE
  • Become familiar with wider IT, CCoE Services and processes
  • Become familiar with and adhere to Zurich security and architecture policies.

Employee perks, benefits

Apart from monthly salary offer and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave

Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As a part of the CEO team, your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

Basic qualifications:
  • 5+years’ experience delivering Azure solutions in a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Expert level knowledge of Azure with associated certifications
  • Coding experience within Azure platform any of - Python, Terraform, ARM, API integration
  • Strong understanding of core Infrastructure Technologies including Networking, IT Security principles, DR etc
  • Proficiency in AWS services
  • Relevant degree or diploma programme of study
  • Understand IT Infrastructure methodologies and cloud technical constructs
  • Project, program or service delivery management experience in virtual/cloud infrastructures
  • Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models
  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile methodologies
Preferred qualifications:
  • 7+years’ experience delivering Azure solutions in a large-scale enterprise environment Expert level knowledge of Azure with associated certifications
  • Proficient in any of the following – Atlassian JIRA platform, Service Now 
  • Experience with automation tools, such as PowerShell, Azure CLI, or ARM templates
  • Microsoft Azure certification(s)
  • Experience with CI/CD processes
  • Proactive approach with a technical focus and value add customer engagements.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teams, including third-party suppliers, and promote an automation culture within the organization.
  • Strong initiative-taking and problem-solving skills.

The way we are

We want to tell you one thing: We care for our employees.
As a part of our team - you become the essence of our business, because you add value to everything that we do.

Caring for well-being

Unique career

Caring for communities

Caring for development

Cooperating and sharing

Why you will like us

  • we have that kind of environment that welcomes any ideas that are pushing the envelope
  • we work hard, but we value your work-life balance
  • we make the difference – the unique bottom-to-top program that motivates employees to make Zurich Insurance a better place to work
  • our Development weeks will help you improve your skills

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Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees


Contact person: Laura Ilavská
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4588122  Dátum zverejnenia: 26.5.2023  Pracovná ponuka je prevzatá z inej stránky alebo zdroja. Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 4 000 EUR/month