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Senior Architect: Engineering Excellence

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: August 5, 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$120,900.00 - $199,500.00Target Openings1What Is the Opportunity?As a Sr. Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Shared Platforms 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 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 play a key role in the development and implementation of technology solutions specifically focused on Cloud solutions. You are a senior team member responsible for turning application patterns in fully automated application accelerators, the associated pipelines and Infrastructure as Code solutions and building application accelerators. You are fiercely focused on streamlining the jobs of engineers and removing friction in their world related to application development and environment setup. You will work within a community of architecture leaders, charged with establishing and evolving a unified architecture vision.Primary Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesArchitecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Shared Platforms 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 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 architectureMinimum 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, & KnowledgeBachelor s in technology related field or equivalent with 5+ years of technology Architecture experienceProvided mentorship to architectsOrganizational 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 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 deep 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 platformsAbility to deliver long-term, repeatable IaC solutions that incorporate directly into an automated processExtensive experience in development, automation, and monitoring tools and practices (Terraform/Cloud Formations/Github Actions)Solid understanding of current and emerging application architecture concepts such as REST, Event-Driven architecture, Microservices, and ServerlessExperience with cloud native technologies (AWS - Lambda, EKS, ECS, EC2, S3, DynamoDB, RDS), platform as a service (Kubernetes, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Open Cloud Foundry)Experience with modern application security, authentication, and authorization patterns and practicesSkilled and hands on with modern web, mobile, and database technologies such as Node.js, .NET Core, Java, JavaScript, MongoDBExperience and ability to work with automated deployment pipeline technologies such as Jenkins, CodeDeploy, CircleCI, UCD is preferred.Employment 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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