Senior Systems ArchitectOur ClientA leading Life Insurance company with operationsin North America, UK, Ireland and Germany ourclient has its European Headquarters located inDublin. They are part of one of the worlds leadinglife assurance companies, from a country ranked themost financially sound in the world.The OpportunityThe Senior Systems Architect is responsible forleading the architecture and design of SystemsArchitecture projects, and to participate and adviseduring the implementation of these projects toensure successful deployment and transition to theProduction environment. He or she will be expectedto conform to the Canada Life approvedmethodologies and standards in deliveringarchitecture that is compliant with Portfolio andEnterprise Architecture direction.The Systems Architect is associated with theSystems Architecture Career Centre required towork on projects assignments agreed with the CareerCentre Leader. Allocation of specific work packages
is managed in partnership with the PortfolioArchitect, Delivery Leader and Project Manager(s).As a project team member the Architect is expectedto work closely and effectively with other projectmembers such as Project Managers, Analysts,Corporate Technology/ Infrastructure Specialists andDevelopers. As part of the architecture practice, theProject Architect works closely with the PortfolioArchitect who is responsible for reviewing andapproving all architecture deliverables.Responsibilities • Engage proactively with business partners (internal & external) and IS account and portfolio management to ensure the architecture meets the business requirements • Take a leadership role within project teams partnering with other members of the leadership team to ensure quality of delivery • Responsibility for the architecture and design of Information Technology Solutions • Provide robust and cost effective designs
• Develop appropriate architectural and design documentation and communicate to the appropriate business and project teams as required • Act as the focal point to resolve all technical design issues as they occur during the full project life cycle • Contribute proactively to the development of the architecture practice within the organisation • Adhere to company standards and methodologies to ensure compliance with Portfolio and Enterprise architectural requirements, and the quality and consistency of the design and its implementationRequirements • Fluent German & English • Strong Analysis Skills • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written and in formal presentations • Development of Architectural designs within defined Architectural frameworks
• Working within defined project methodologies • Ability to take business requirements and transform them into technical designs for developers • Knowledge of multiple platform design patterns, in particular .NET and the Microsoft stack • Knowledge and experience in SOA implementations and in particular in a distributed environment • Experience in B2B and C2B implementations • Knowledge and implementation experience of industry standards, in particular BiPRO • Demonstrated knowledge of current technology domains • Experience in UML modelling • Knowledge of Financial services, in particular Insurance, would be advantageousRemunerationOur client is willing to pay a highly competitivesalary in the range E50,000 - E65,000 (with thepossibility of earning up to E75,000).