Enterprise Architect

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Leeds/ London/ Birmingham/ Stafford, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee, Permanent (Hybrid)

Location: Leeds/ London/ Birmingham/ Stafford

The Opportunity

QBE Europe is looking to recruit a Enterprise Architect to join a well-established and growing Enterprise Architect team. In this position you will be Responsible for providing technology direction to a range of stakeholders including suppliers, IT and QBE business through strategies, roadmaps, standards, and project options. Provide support to the delivery of global enterprise programs. Previous experience in Finance Domain desirable.

Your New Role

  • Be a strategic advisor for design of major technology transformation initiatives across Business Transformation Programmes, Cloud, Data, Cyber, Security, Software and Infrastructure.
  • Contribute to thinking and drive the debate with key business stakeholders and the technology community.
  • Conduct technology assurance and governance. Ensure aligned to architecture policy and practices.
  • Maximize the alignment & leverage reuse of technology, establish common solutions & optimize skills across QBE to achieve cost efficiencies.
  • Deliver or contribute to strategy, principles, policies and roadmaps for assigned domains in line with agreed timelines and QBE priorities.
  • Use standardized tools and approach to documenting enterprise architecture to ensure consistency across the team.
  • Actively promote and embed the architecture ways of working and due governance.
  • Conduct research of emerging architecture and technology trends.
  • Provide support during technology decision making activities.
  • Deliver foundational enterprise solution architectures via strategic projects.
  • Ensure that Solution Architects have a good understanding of the strategic direction relating to the projects on which they are working.
  • Deliver foundational enterprise solution architectures via strategic projects.
  • Shape the early stages of projects to produce the project’s architecture vision, ensuring it is appropriately aligned with strategic direction.
  • Proactively challenge business requirements and solution architectures where needed and negotiate the best possible outcome for QBE considering both short- and long-term needs.

About You

  • Previous experience as a solution architecture or enterprise architect
  • In-depth knowledge of large-scale financial data architecture programs including increasing the maturity of the architecture function
  • Understanding of finance integration with other processes and components
  • Experience of insurance and reinsurance business, with finance aspects being a particular advantage
  • Experience of Management Information and Enterprise Information Integration within a corporate environment.
  • Understand the elements of data architecture and what good information flows would look like across the business
  • Proven ability to deliver architecture in a large-scale fast-moving dynamic environment
  • Proven experience of problem analysis and design techniques
  • Ability to identify and quantify key areas of risk or complexity
  • A basic understanding of the inter-operation of hardware, network and software components necessary for the delivery of complete, complex systems
  • Experience of working with third party service supplier / outsource providers
  • Analysis and evaluation skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to manage impacts of parallel architecture programs to ensure that any risks are minimized.
  • Good documentation skills – both at a detailed and summary level
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with an appreciation for an ability to communicate with and respond to the needs of diverse audiences

Why QBE? At My Best 

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.  In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (https://qbeeurope.com/careers/flex-qbe/).

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future.  Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE’s sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative ‘Premiums4Good’, please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report (Link).

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE’s vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the “apply” button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

APPLY NOW and let’s make it happen! 


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