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Cloud Infrastructure Architect Milano (Insurance sector)


Our Italian Insurance Technology practice empowers some of the biggest Insurance clients to solve their most complex business problems and transform their organisations through embedding the latest te

Our Italian Insurance Technology practice empowers some of the biggest Insurance clients to solve their most complex business problems and transform their organisations through embedding the latest technology in their organisation.

You’ll have the amazing opportunity to collaborate alongside a vibrant, experienced team of Analysts, Developers, UX Designers and Architects in the Insurance business. We want you to learn how to deliver compelling technology-based builds and solution implementations from the team. Alongside your career development with us, you will gain exposure to some of the biggest and best Insurance companies in the world and find out why our clients value our insights and experience.

The opportunity

As part of the EY Insurance Technology practice, you will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of engagements that will challenge you in areas such as Insurance Core Technology implementations, applying Blockchain technology to insurance, Mobile & Portals and Cloud Capabilities. Our EMEIA focus means that our team has a footprint that spans several geographies in Europe and continued investment in our practice has grown the team 30% year-on-year.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an Agile mindset, business problem solving skills, industry knowledge of Insurance and/or Management and Technology Consulting practices to supplement our strong capabilities and fuel our continued growth.

Your key responsibilities

  • Define and maintain an overarching technical strategy for the IT group in collaboration with the Architecture team and leadership
  • Ensure that architecture definition and subsequent technical implementations are in accordance with best practice, able meet the current and future business needs.
  • Establish excellent relationships with ITO function, business stakeholders and PMO.
  • Support new technology adoption, ensuring consistency with business and technology strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with partner vendors (such as Platform software vendor) groups to ensure that technical environments are suitable for current and future purpose.
  • Ensure that all systems architecture is in accordance with Corporate Security requirements.
  • Define and maintain an accurate representation of current technology and new technology integration state.
  • Champion best practice in architecture governance and process, ensure solution proposals adhere to best practice wherever possible.
  • Keep up to date with best/industry practices and technologies
  • Building long term trusted advisor relationships with our clients
  • Work closely with clients to understand their fundamental business challenges and bring our experience of Insurance and Technology to enable them to transform their business
  • Bringing insight, perspective and your experiences to clients in the insurance sector

Skills and attributes for success

  • Knowledge of UNIX or Linux systems, preferably in Red Hat platforms like Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat Satellite, or other related technologies
  • Knowledge of open source cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions like Red Hat OpenStack Platform and container native virtualization
  • Knowledge of PaaS & SaaS services and cloud hosting platforms covering native & hybrid hosting solutions.
  • Knowledge of microservices and containerisation technologies such as Kubernetes, OpenShift and Docker
  • Knowledge of open source applications platforms, patterns, and technologies like Red Hat OpenShift, integration, and API management and other runtime type technologies
  • Knowledge of technologies like clustering, directory services, and identity management
  • Experience in global standardization of architecture and designs, cloud transformation (Azure, AWS or GCP), Software Defined Data Center (VMWare), Networking (DCLAN).
  • Experience in modern (hyper) automation, across multiple landing zones (on-prem, multiple cloud service providers).
  • Understanding of Cyber Security & Network Infrastructure Security topics, providing direction and guidance to the lead network and security architects.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure
  • Team player and leader who openly supports, encourages and shares knowledge with colleagues
  • Working knowledge of the different SDLC and Agile project management methods such as SAFe, Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Experience in Insurance gained through a top tier consultancy, a specialist financial services consultancy and/or a top tier insurer
  • Experience of working on large technology implementations from a business or technical perspective with knowledge of requirements gathering and process definition;
  • Track record of successful delivery on large technology implementations, from business requirements gathering through go-live

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Good appreciation of current market trends and how these are likely to impact key industry players
  • Technical grounding and proven experience developing technical requirements and specifications, including knowledge of software engineering methodologies, reporting tools, modelling and testing
  • Microsoft certified Azure solution architect or similar qualifications.

What we look for

  • We look for individuals who show the potential to develop strong client relationships.
  • Ability to demonstrate intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • Team players who openly support, encourage and share knowledge with colleagues

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global provider of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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