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Apply now Job no: 635631
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne - Inner Suburbs & CBD
Categories: IT

Principal Architect - Policy & Pricing Technology

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Architect to join the team on a permanent full-time basis working in our Melbourne CBD office. The purpose of the Principal Architect role is to continually improve customer experience by defining, challenging, and evolving the high-level technology architecture strategy for the Policy & Pricing Technology Domain.  This is done in collaboration with the Technology, Data & Labs executive team and by demonstrating thought-leadership across a diverse Technology Architecture community. 

In addition, the Principal Architect will define and maintain a set of values and practices that support the active evolution of technology architecture, concurrent with the implementation of new business functionality across the organisation, often requiring resolution of conflicting opinions and views.  The Principal Architect is also expected to continually identify new technological innovation that can be integrated into the Suncorp business to provide commercial value. 

Key Accountabilities of the role will include;

  • Principal Architecture - continually improve customer experience by defining, challenging, and evolving the high-level technology architecture strategy
  • Set domain technology strategy consistent with wider technology strategy, which is aligned with business strategy whilst demonstrating its value and preparing domain architectures
  • Perform technology and strategy presentations to technical staff, business representatives and vendor organisations
  •  Assess and contribute to new idea definitions, high level project solution, estimates & recommendations
  • Solution Design - define current state and target state solution architectures for projects and current business problems consistent with domain and group architecture
  • Provide overall technical leadership to project teams in terms of the end to end solution, ensuring all facets of the designs and technologies are integrated to deliver an architecturally compliant implementation
  • Review system designs to ensure they adhere to applicable strategies and/or solution architecture, while still considering business pragmatism and cost
  • Accountable for system life-cycle management roadmaps and investment plans for key applications
  • Actively monitors for, and seeks, opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities and products to the advancement of the organisation
  • Architecture Practice - work with technology Architecture peers to promote consistency of architecture practice across the group

Ideally your background and experience will possess the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology or related disciplines is mandatory
  • 10+ years technology experience
  • 5+ years technology Architecture experience is required
  • Experience with Policy Administration and/or enterprise scale systems is required
  • Experience in Insurance or Financial services industry is highly regarded
  • Experience with Agile and Lean methodologies highly regarded

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary + accrued annual/personal leave days + flexi days
  • Access to a range of flexible ways of working
  • Generous employee discounts on insurance, banking, loans and retail products

For more information please refer to the position description or contact Phil Jarratt in the recruitment team on phillip.jarratt@suncorp.com.au.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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