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Enterprise Architect - Insurance

Date:  23-Jun-2022
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Enterprise Architect – Insurance


GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk. GFT is a Premier Partner with AWS, GCP and Azure public clouds. We have offices in 16 countries and an international staff numbering around 9,000. We have 800 certified cloud engineers globally


What’s the gig:

We are looking for well-rounded insurance focussed modern Enterprise Architects to join our UK team to enable our clients in deeply optimising their journey to transform and build enterprises that foster business resilience and business agility leveraging upon modern IT practices with Cloud, Data, Operations/DevOps, Application Engineering and Enterprise Architecture.


How does it feel like:

As a GFT Enterprise Architect, you will be looked upon as the “go to” person by our clients for guidance and advisory on all things IT from strategy to delivery. While, you are not expected to have expert in-depth knowledge of all fields, a comb shaped background and approach will be key to success with the role.

You would have a similar grip and drive to make IT deliver as a CTO would have for his org. Prospects of shaping opinions, reviewing the current state, optimizing the path to future state, diving deep on-demand across various connected IT disciplines, and learning by doing shall give you a genuine kick!!


What you bring to the table:

  • Holistic view of Enterprise IT – Delivery, Operations, Product, Business, Customers, Vendors, Regulators
  • Strong senior/ CxO level stakeholder management, influencing and footprint expansion skills
  • Adept at managing and overseeing multiple delivery teams simultaneously
  • Pre-Sales and evangelization skills – GTMs, Client workshops, Roadshows, Tech Meetups
  • Operations => DevOps led approach to operational resilience – SRE, IaC, CI, CD, GitOps, DevSecOps and FinOps
  • Operations => Understanding of ITIL4 and operational integration between DevOps, ITSM and ITAM processes
  • Cloud => Expert understanding of one or more public Cloud – GCP, AWS, Azure. Appreciation of challenges and gains of hybrid & multi-cloud architecture 
  • Cloud => Cognizance of optionality and best practices around Data Security, IDAM, Networking on Cloud
  • App Dev => Conversant with modern Application Architecture best practices – Microservices, Service Mesh, Event based Architecture, CQRS, Domain Driven Design, APIs, Containerisation, Kubernetes
  • Data => Conversant with modern Data Architecture and data driven empowerment of enterprises – Data Strategy & Governance, Data Mesh & Data Lake, Data Engineering – Batch & Streaming, Data Science – AI/ML, Data Warehouse, Data related regulations – GDPR, BCBS 239, PCI DSS etc.
  • Legacy => Exposure to On-Prem and legacy architectures – Enterprise Service Bus, SOA, Internal Clouds – Pivotal, OpenShift, Oracle
  • Insurance => Several years working with large insurers, preferably with good knowledge of implementing policy management systems like Guidewire.


What we offer you
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.

You will work in a supportive office environment where the team are always learning and developing. You will work with some of the UKs largest companies using advanced cloud technology. You will be part of a larger international team and will likely work closely with our colleagues in Spain, Poland and the US.

You will be able to take part in GFT’s Open Source initiatives and our industry events.

Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 7,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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