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

Principle Architect

Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 13,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group is a top 20 ASX-listed company with $96 billion in assets and aims to create engaging and simple propositions that focus on meeting customer needs and enabling them to manage their financial journey seamlessly.

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.  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
  • 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
  • Technical Portfolio Management - assess new ideas by providing high level solution, estimate and recommendations
  • Accountable for system life-cycle management roadmaps and investment plans for key applications
  • Product Assessment - engage regularly with technology vendors and utilise available research services to remain abreast of market activities and to educate business representatives around technology directions
  • 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
  • 15+ years technology experience
  • 5+ years technology Architecture experience is required
  • Experience with Agile and Lean methodologies highly regarded as is experience within Banking, Financial services or insurance

The Suncorp culture

This is a place where you can make a difference in our customer's lives through the work you do. We are down-to-earth and open, and our focus is firmly on what you do, not when and where you work. You will be afforded the autonomy you need to be successful in your role and enjoy a workplace flexibility that is unrivalled in the industry.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary + accrued annual/personal leave days + flexi days
  • Professional development and career progression which is actively supported in a top ASX-20 listed company
  • Access to a range of flexible ways of working
  • Generous employee discounts on insurance, banking, loans and retail products

If this sounds like you then please Apply Now!

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