Enterprise Architect - DevOps & Developer Experience
Sun Prairie, WI  / New York, NY  / Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Primary DetailsTime Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our company's cultural elements - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference.

This opportunity is accountable for providing technology leadership and direction to a range of stakeholders including suppliers, IT and QBE business through strategies, roadmaps, standards and project options. In addition, this role is responsible for providing support to the delivery of global enterprise programs.

Primary Responsibilities

* Responsible for implementing Technology strategy, roadmaps and patterns in the areas of DevSecOps, Developer Experience and Application Infrastructure technologies to deliver business strategy aligned to the global architecture
*Maximize the alignment & leverage reuse of technology, establish common solutions & optimize skills across QBE to achieve cost efficiencies
*Monitor and review technical progress against the roadmaps to anticipate and resolve any issues so that the IT strategy objectives are met
*Lead the establishment of strategy and reference architecture and roadmaps for assigned domains in line with agreed timelines and QBE priorities.
*Conduct technology assurance and governance. Ensure aligned to architecture policy and practices
*Facilitate the use of 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 direction during technology decision making activities
*Contribute to practice management principles, policies and practices
*Act as an escalation point for issues brought by Enterprise or Solution Architects
*Manage a team of Enterprise Architects, when appropriate, either as a direct line manager or as part of a project or program team structure

Required Education

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience

* 10+ years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills

*Demonstrable ability to influence decisions and negotiate solutions with suppliers and QBE stakeholders at all levels including Board members in order to ensure the right results for QBE
*Proven ability to deliver architecture in a large-scale fast-moving dynamic environment
*Proven experience of problem analysis and design techniques
*Proven people leadership skills
*Strong ability to identify and quantify key areas of risk or complexity
*A good 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
*Strong analysis and evaluation skills
*Ability to prioritize and organize work to achieve deadlines
*Ability to manage impacts of parallel architecture programs to ensure that any risks are minimized.
*Excellent documentation skills - both at a detailed and summary level
*Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an appreciation for an ability to communicate with and respond to the needs of diverse audiences
*Lead Domain Architects:
*Significant experience of setting an Architecture strategy and ensuring a governance policy is adhered to across the business
*Lead Divisional Architects:
*Confirmation and elaboration of business goals and drivers
*May have a specialism as follows:
*Data Architecture
*Experience of Management Information and Enterprise Information Integration within a corporate environment.
*In-depth knowledge of large-scale data architecture programs including increasing the maturity of the architecture function
*Understand the elements of data architecture and what good information flows would look like across the business
*Information Systems
*Experience in large scale digital transformation, preferably with experience in the technologies aligned to QBEs target state
*Infrastructure Architecture
*Strong experience of working with Cloud Architecture and how applications, data and infrastructure can be managed in the cloud as well as integration patterns to support hybrid implementation patterns
*Significant experience in ensuring conformity to architectural principles (e.g. supportability, future-proofing, consolidation), standards and strategy
*Strong understanding and experience of utilizing infrastructure architecture concepts and tools

Preferred Experience

* 2-3 years enterprise architecture experience
*10+ years of experience in project delivery including large scale program experience

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

* TOGAF v9 certification

Preferred Knowledge

*Expert knowledge of architecture: concepts, practices and tools
*Expert knowledge of Digital, emerging and disruptive technology applications
*Expert knowledge of the overall current state and future IT strategy and how the future state is aligned to the business strategy
*Expert knowledge of QBE business, systems, and processes.
*Working knowledge of the inter-operation of hardware, network and software components necessary for the delivery of complete, complex systems
*Working knowledge of the end-to-end business context of any architecture work to ensure it meets the broader business needs of QBE
*Working knowledge of developing IT/insurance & cross industry/competitor trends (applications, delivery models, new technology concepts etc.)
*Working knowledge of Insurance business

QBE Cultural DNA

* Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:

-We are customer-centered

-We are technical experts

-We are diverse

-We are fast-paced

-We are courageous

-We are accountable

-We are a team

All employees are expected to adhere to QBE's Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices

US Only - Travel Frequency

* Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands

* General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer

* To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type

* Individual Contributor

Australia/New Zealand Only - Advice/Non-Advice >

* Non-Advice: This role is not authorized to provide financial product advice to retail customers in respect of General Insurance products. Financial product advice, means a statement or recommendation made to a retail customer with the intention of influencing their decision in considering a general insurance product.

Global Disclaimer

* The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.


Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs

Annual Salary Range: $98,000 - $146,000

AL, AR, AZ, Fresno, CA, CO (Remote), FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY

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Annual Salary Range: $108,000 - $161,000

CA (Remote, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA

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Annual Salary Range: $123,000 - $183,000

San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY

Benefit Highlights

You are more than your work - and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE's annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

QBE recognizes that exemplary benefits extend beyond benefits coverage and compensation. Flexibility in your working environment is important to maintaining balance and QBE is dedicated to ensuring employees achieve personal and professional integration by providing the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

Application Close Date: 19/07/2023 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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