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Senior Architect: Technology R&D

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Who Are We?Taking 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.Compensation OverviewThe annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.Salary Range$130,600.00 - $215,400.00Target Openings2What Is the Opportunity?As a Sr. Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Emerging Technology Unit of a global, Dow 30 company.As a Technology R&D Sr Architect, you will work closely with Engineers and Architects to discover, invent, and build solutions at scale. From creating experiments and prototyping implementations to designing new architectures, you will work on challenges in advanced technologies including AI/ML, IOT, blockchain, mixed reality, modern cybersecurity, HPC, and cloud architectures.As a successful candidate, you are a visionary leader with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions. 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 & ResponsibilitiesArchitecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Emerging Technology business unitWorks with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable business imperativesWorks with Architecture and Engineering leaders to understand organizational needs and apply cutting-edge technologies to solve for real-world problems while creating an exceptional collaborative learning experience.Address pain points of the technology and ops organization and provide additional insights across domains.Proactively stays abreast of industry, developments, changing trends, technologies, and regulatory issues.Manages one or more hands-on advanced research projects simultaneously.Displays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernization.Presents analysis and recommendations to target audience.Displays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernizationDrives continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debtCreate a partnership with Senior Software EngineeringLooks 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 architecture solutionsHands-on prototyping of new technology solutionsPartner with Software Engineering to execute proof of technologiesDefines 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 architectureLooks for opportunities to capitalize on technology advances through analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential impact on the enterpriseMinimum QualificationsBachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience.Six years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise areaEducation, Work Experience, & KnowledgeMasters degree in STEM field with 4 years' experience or Bachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 5+ years of technology Architecture experienceHeavy concentration in experimentation, advanced technologies, development, as well as data science tools and research using large data sets. Has completed technology research in coursework or in a corporation.Current expertise in two of more of the following: AI/ML, IOT, blockchain technologies, mixed reality, modern cybersecurity, high performance computing, distributed computing, cloud architectures.Current usage and experience with multiple languages and frameworks (preferred includes Python, JavaScript/Node, R, C#/F#, Java/Scala).Experience with contributing to open-source projects preferred.Experience with manipulating large and disparate datasets in complex organizations.Provided mentorship to architects and engineersOrganizational and transformational experience in an agile operating modelEstablishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organizationStrong proven Software Engineering experienceDeveloped 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 ImprovementIf Cyber; CISSP, CISM, Security+, CISA or equivalent Cybersecurity certification preferredJob 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 deep experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOpsCloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on CloudGood understanding of modern securityExperience of scaling systems from prototype to the enterprise.Understanding of current and trending technologies.Experience with contributing to open-source projects.Experience with manipulating large and disparate datasets in complex organizations.Experienced 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 0

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