Job ID: R-459
Job Category: Technology
Location: Hartford, CT
Posted Date: April 2, 2020
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Job Description Summary
We have a unique and outstanding opportunity for you to assume a
leadership role in Travelers Emerging Technologies development
initiatives. Travelers Insurance Companies, recognized nationally
and internationally as a leader in the financial services industry,
seeks a 2VP of Emerging Technologies. This is a hands-on technology
development role that identifies and develops the solutions of
tomorrow. This is a transformative, collaborative and
forward-looking role that will require your deep expertise and
passion for creating solutions and delivering business value. This
position offers a broad range of professional growth, challenges
and career advancement possibilities.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
You will be responsible for researching and assessing next
generation technologies that can accelerate and support the
company’s technology agenda, as well as exploring ways to improve
the existing technology processes and challenge the status quo.
You will develop and support a framework for emerging technology
assessment and prioritization. Maintain an active backlog of
Emerging Technologies, collaborate across the enterprise to
prioritize opportunities and partner with business and technology
groups to implement new solutions, while transparently
communicating progress and status.
You will rapidly develop new technologies solutions,
applications of technologies and methods to assess the potential
for adoption across the enterprise.
You will engage with business units and technology teams to gain
support of opportunities to leverage emerging technologies,
including assessing and quantifying the potential benefits, and
partnering to realize the benefits.
You will act as a trusted advisor and thought leader to internal
customers at all levels by evaluating and identifying appropriate
technologies to deliver on the organization’s objectives and grow
the knowledge of Emerging Technologies.
You will support and advance the strategic direction and
priorities of the Emerging Technology organization across the
enterprise, by fostering open communication and active
collaboration with IT and business units. You will also engage with
governance models for prioritizing and managing emerging technology
investments across the enterprise.
You will actively seek out and build appropriate partnerships
and strategic relationships with external companies that are both
established and InsureTech vendors.
You will be a recognized expert internally and externally,
building thought leadership for Emerging Technologies through
active research and analysis. Stay abreast of changes and provide
point of view on adoption of these technologies.
You will lead, motivate and manage a highly qualified team of
engineers through training, coaching, and skill development.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
8 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or
information architecture required.
5 years of experience managing others and/or technical
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
There is a strong preference for a candidate possessing the
following credentials and competencies:
A degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, 8+ years
comprehensive architecture, advanced analytics, research,
modeling/data science and relevant people leadership
Advanced degree Masters/Ph D in engineering, computer science,
mathematics, applied sciences and 10+ years of relevant people
leadership experience preferred.
Proven strategic thought leadership and demonstrated experience
leading innovation and delivering game changing technical
Demonstrated technical and leadership experience in evaluating,
developing, and implementing cutting edge technology and
introduction of a new tools or methodologies that enable improved
business performance across the enterprise.
Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and Emerging
Technologies as well as the processes and infrastructures required
to support them.
Proven experience designing, building, integrating and
delivering enterprise-wide solutions across all IT functional
Ability to manage multiple priorities, build relationships and
work effectively with internal and external partners. Demonstrated
strong collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills in a
highly matrixed organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including
experience creating and delivering compelling presentations to
audiences inside and outside the company.
Progressive experience in leading employees in multiple
locations, and significant experience developing and implementing
solutions. Strong leadership skills, leading by example, driving
employee engagement through actions, and empowering employees to
reach their full potential.
Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
A successful candidate for this opportunity:
Demonstrates technical and process leadership skills within the
organization, independently resolves conflicts, and develops
relationships across the enterprise.
Demonstrates strong hands on development experience and deep
technical expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine
Learning, Advanced Analytics platforms, Digital Platforms,
eBusiness platforms, IoT, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and
Will be proficient in understanding and leveraging public Cloud
platforms and services to develop applications at scale, including
AWS, GCP and Azure.
Possesses the ability to evaluate value streams and project
portfolios to identify opportunities to maximize value and improve
process flows with Emerging Technologies. Track and evaluate
completed projects against predetermined criteria for success.
Will research, evaluate and incubate next generation
technologies. Continuously search and test new concepts and ideas
for improvement, innovation and acceleration. Be able to evaluate
current market and industry trends related to Emerging
In addition to the day to day management of Emerging Technology
resources, will instill an entrepreneurial culture and adopt an
entrepreneurial management style leading to focused delivery at
expected quality and cost.
Will manage collaborative relationships with vendors, partners
and suppliers to support emerging technology initiatives.
Exhibits a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and
creativity while functioning well in a team environment. Gains
consensus, leads, influences, and ensures cross discipline
participation and feedback.
Environmental / Work Schedules / Other
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
Careers at Travelers
When you work at Travelers, life’s most important moments become
your life’s work. That means helping families feel secure,
businesses to prosper, knowing that you’ve made a difference, and
feeling like you belong to something bigger. It also means being
part of a team comprised of 30,000 + talented and passionate people
that are evolving to meet changing needs – from customer service to
data science and beyond. If that’s more than you imagined in an
insurance career, it’s time to join us at Travelers.
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