VP, Enterprise Architecture & Chief Architect for Claim Technology ( Cloud / AWS, API, Mobile, AI / ML )

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Hartford, CT, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 16

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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

As a Vice President and Chief Architect, you will lead the effort to create the "north star" technology architecture for the Claim Technology organization of a global, Dow 30 company. As a direct report to the SVP, Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology, you will interface directly with Claim Technology's CIO 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.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Full organizational responsibility for Technology Architecture in support of a business unit
Works with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable business imperatives
Displays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernization
Drives continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debt
Looks for opportunities to capitalize on technology advances through analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential impact on the enterprise
Defines and leads technology proof of concepts to ensure feasibility of architecture solutions
Defines target state technology architecture and roadmaps
Ensures alignment of technology initiatives with the target state
Builds strong partnership with engineering to ensure proper alignment of skills with technology direction
Prepares and delivers comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategy
Optimizes talent strategy to ensure proper mix of resources and attracts and recruits best talent
Continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architecture

Minimum Qualifications

15 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area.
Four years of previous management experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 15+ years of technology Architecture experience
Provided mentorship to senior architecture leaders
Organizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating model
Led development of strategic technology direction and architecture vision for a large organization
Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals
Proven track record of Influencing C-level leadership
Extensive insurance technology experience
Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models
Innovation and Continuous Improvement mindset
Demonstrated track record or experience in making decisions

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Passionate about technology transformations
Has hands on experience in the last 3 years
Executed technology modernization initiatives including migration to cloud native and API Strategy
Current experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps
Strong understanding of security
Experienced with large scale technology platforms

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 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.

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