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Solutions Architect

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
  • Arendal
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
  • Arendal

Gard is looking for a Solutions Architect to join our Digital Services team in Technology and Business Transformation (TBT). The right candidate has a balanced mix of technical and business understanding and see opportunities where others see challenges.

You will play an important role in the design and analysis of software projects and take a leading role during the implementation and improvement of new and existing systems. You will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the development of an enterprise's solutions architecture. As a solutions architect you leverage and use technology solutions to enable the organization's future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted outcomes and facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes.

Gard offers a position in an experienced and inspiring environment, where commitment, collaboration and business focus is the key. You will have great possibilities for personal development using the latest technology, for an international Company on a change journey.


  • Contribute in design of architecture principles and road maps
  • Ensure that systems and processes are managed according to governing architectural principles
  • Evaluate solution alternatives, technologies, products and suppliers
  • Understand business requirements and work with business & IT colleagues to understand how technology can be used to solve business requirements
  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing and new technologies to enable and develop business and operating models.
  • Collaborate and build strong relationships with the business, system owners, vendors and architects
  • Document solution architecture design and analysis work.

Work with great people

Senior Manager/Team Leader | Location: Oslo
"Our Members and clients need us to be ready to provide our support whenever called upon "
Senior Claims Adviser | Location: Arendal
"I leave nothing to chance in helping clients when things go wrong"
Senior Underwriter | Location: Arendal
"Gard is all about the mix of a great working environment and exciting work"

Skills & Requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all levels within and external to the business
  • Consultancy skills with qualities that will gain you trust and credibility within the organization
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality, service and personal ownership
  • Knowledge about the insurance business or the capability to understand new business areas.
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills

Education & experience:

  • Bachelor or higher degree within Computer Science or similar lines of study
  • Knowledge of application architecture, software development, server, networking, security
  • Experience with architectural frameworks and modelling techniques such as TOGAF, ArchiMate, UML is preferred.
  • Have proven experience as architect or developer
  • Have knowledge of cloud-based architecture and platforms
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
  • Understanding of agile methods and processes, and capability of supporting agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt

Great Place to Work

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Career opportunities within a global market lead

  • Work life balance

  • An environment that encourages ideas

  • Colleagues who believe in knowledge sharing

  • A work environment with deep competencies

  • High employee engagement - A great place to work

About the company

For more than 100 years Gard, one of the world’s leading marine insurers, has been helping the marine industries to protect their assets and safeguard their income. Having expanded from our origins in southern Norway to a network of 13 offices across the globe, we have witnessed the impact the sea can have and have learnt a thing or two.

Despite our breadth and depth of experience and expertise, we try to learn something new every day to prepare our Members and clients for their next journey, and to find and deliver the right solutions. So, whenever the unexpected arises it is good to know that someone is ready, willing and able to assist; someone with expertise that has been refined for over a century.

It is not just what we do, but how we do it that delivers the best value in the market – matching our expertise with an unrivalled commitment to what we do. We will turn every stone to find a solution and see it carried through.

Such ability and dedication is rare, so we take great care in choosing, training and supporting our employees. The way we see it, our people are the difference between good and great.”

1907Assuranceforeningen Gard established on 9 October

1939Insures 40 per cent of the Norwegian tanker fleet

1958Starts to insure vessels outside Norway

1973Moves into the offshore energy sector

1983Sets up an office in London

2000Insures more than 5,000 vessels

2004Sole ownership of Gard Marine & Energy

20072007Celebrates its centenary with nine offices and 300 employees

2015Insured tonnage is in excess of 260 million gross tonnes


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