Sr. System Architect - Technology Leader

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Hartford, CT, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 16

Company Summary

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.

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Job Description Summary

Travelers has an exciting opportunity for a talented Sr. Systems Architect to join our highly motivated and skilled architecture team. You will be a key influencer in driving the evolution of how we delivery business value and improve our competitive advantage through technology. You will: help build the roadmap for the future; provide overall technical leadership while architecting end-to-end solutions; be hands-on with Proof of Concept work; develop guidelines and guardrails to enable teams to be more self-sufficient; connect the architectural dots to engineering staff; as well as raising up the technical skill level of the teams you support.

YOU should join us if you…
• Are a passionate technology professional who enjoys solving complex puzzles.
• Pride yourself on being a quick learner.
• Are comfortable with ambiguity.
• Can balance opposing forces and come to a decision.
• Understand business challenges and can develop long-term, sustainable technical solutions.
• Have an Agile mindset and are value-focused and guided by the Lean-Agile principles.
• Have the desire to be a lifelong learner, enjoy sharing your knowledge by coaching others, and enable others to continuously improve through coaching and mentorship.
• Measure your own success by the success of your team and the satisfaction you bring to our customers.
• Can connect ride the "architecture elevator" from the board room to the engine room.
• Know how to have fun, while getting the job done.

Looking for candidates located around (or willing to relocate to) either Hartford, CT or St. Paul, MN.

Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.

Ensure architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews.

Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance.

Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology

assistance.

Perform product level design, debug and performance analysis.

Responsible for the development and production support of enterprise application utilities and

models to include publishing, best practices and guidelines for supported technologies.

Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and

frameworks.

Perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts'.

Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in the following areas (dependent on

knowledge and expertise):

Cloud

APIs, Service Design & Service Orchestration

User Experience

Development platforms and frameworks (.NET, J2EE, Angular, React)

Event Based Systems

Application Integration (synchronous, asynchronous, streaming)

Observability (monitoring, logging, tracing, alerting)

Application & Data Security (secure coding practices, identity and access management, data classification)

Extreme Programming Practices (XP)

Domain Driven Design (DDD) and associated techniques (ie Event Storming)

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required.
3 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
5 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Technical Knowledge:
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects.
Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information.
Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions.
Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions.
Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom.
Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve.
Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly.
Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action.
Optimizes the use of all available resources.
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects.
Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.
Team Orientation:
Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results.
The success of the team is above own interest.
Self-Management:
Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units.
Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines.
Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives
Commitment to Quality Result:
Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner.
Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction.
Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience.
Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.
Anticipates and responds to management requests for information with timely, accurate findings.
Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning.
Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic and positive.
Financial Awareness:
Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects.
Is responsible for important and confidential information

Employment Practices

Travelers 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 have 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.

Experience : 3

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