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Senior Director, Architecture

Company: Travelers
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company SummaryTaking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.Target Openings1Job Description SummaryAs a Senior Director of Architecture, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Customer, Employee, and Agent Experiences Unit of a global, Dow 30 company. As a direct report to a member of the Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology leadership team, you will interface directly with senior technology leaders to transform our current business and technology capabilities and pave the way for best-in-class solutions. You will be a dedicated partner to senior Technology and Business leaders as you define a target state, roadmaps and identify new and emerging technologies that will transform and optimize the business. As an organizational leader, you will humbly serve and inspire a team of high-performing Architects who you will coach, mentor, and empower. As a successful candidate, you are a visionary executive with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions and teams. You are results-driven and bring strong Architecture and engineering skills and a deep understanding of modern technologies including Cloud-native, APIs, AI, and ML. You are a person of high integrity, who believes in challenging the status quo when needed, while always first seeking to understand. You will work within a community of architecture leaders, charged with establishing and evolving a unified architecture vision.This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.Primary Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesOrganizational responsibility a segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Personal Insurance business unit that includes Direct Markets, Agency Experience, and Partner Experience business unitWorks with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable business imperativesDisplays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernizationDrives continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debtCreate a partnership with Senior Software Engineering leadershipLooks for opportunities to capitalize on technology advances through analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential impact on the enterpriseDefines and leads technology proof of concepts to ensure feasibility of new technology architecture solutionsDefines target state technology architecture and roadmapsEnsures alignment of IT initiatives with the target stateBuilds strong partnership with engineering to ensure proper alignment of skills with technology directionPrepares and delivers comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategyOptimizes talent strategy to ensure proper mix of resources and attracts and recruits best talentContinuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architectureMinimum QualificationsBachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experienceEight years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise areaTwo years of previous management experienceEducation, Work Experience, & KnowledgeBachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 7+ years of technology Architecture experienceProvided mentorship to architecture teamOrganizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating modelHelp define strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organizationExpert level Software Engineering experienceDevelop technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goalsProven track record of Influencing senior leadershipInsurance technology experienceStrong grasp of value creation and business capability modelsInnovation and Continuous ImprovementJob Specific Technical Skills & CompetenciesMust be passionate about technology transformationsHas hands on experience in the last 3 yearsExecuted technology modernization initiatives including migration to cloud native and API StrategyCurrent experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOpsCloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on CloudGood understanding of securityExperienced with large scale technology platformsEmployment PracticesTravelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. -If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit .Job ID: R-14505Job Area: Technology

Keywords: Travelers, Hartford , Senior Director, Architecture, Executive , Hartford, Connecticut

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