• Senior Architect: End to End

    Travelers Columbia, SC 29240

    Job #1974300093

  • 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.

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    Compensation Overview

    The 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 - $199,500.00

    Target Openings


    What Is the Opportunity?

    As a Sr. End to End Architect, and visionary leader who can be a bridge between business, application and information architecture - you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Bond and Specialty Insurance Unit of a global, Dow 30 company.

    YOU will:

    • Help build the roadmap for our end to end technology strategy.

    • Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas (dependent on knowledge and expertise):

    o Integration Patterns (including APIs & Events)

    o Design Patterns

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

    o Cloud

    o Modernization approaches

    o Applied AI/ML

    • Provide overall technical leadership for our overall strategy.

    • Be a key influencer in the evolution of how we deliver business value to our customers.

    • Develop guidelines and guardrails to enable teams to be more self-sufficient.

    • Help raise up the technical skill level of the teams you support.

    • Drive a test and learn mindset through the organization.

    YOU should join us if you...

    • Are a passionate technology professional who enjoys solving complex puzzles.

    • Understand the difference between getting something out to market to learn, vs. delivering a fully hardened production system.

    • Are comfortable with ambiguity; creating hypothesis and coming up with efficient and effective ways of proving/disproving them is your everyday way of working.

    • 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 the team and the satisfaction you bring to our customers.

    • Know how to have fun, while getting the job done.

    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 and APIs. 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 and Technology Strategy both within the business unit and across the enterprise.

    Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

    • Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Bond and Specialty Insurance 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

    • Create a partnership with Senior Software Engineering

    • 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

    • Hands-on prototyping of new technology solutions

    • Partner with Software Engineering to execute proof of technologies

    • Defines target state technology architecture and roadmaps

    • Ensures alignment of IT 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

    • Bachelor'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 area

    Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

    • Bachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 5+ years of technology Architecture experience

    • Led at least one end to end enterprise transformation strategy initiative involving business application and data layer transformations

    • Provided mentorship to architects

    • Organizational and transformational experience in an agile operating model

    • Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization

    • Strong proven Software Engineering experience

    • Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals

    • Proven track record of influencing senior leadership

    • Insurance technology experience

    • Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models

    • Innovation and Continuous Improvement

    Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

    • Must be 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 deep experience with AWS, APIs, Events, accelerators, DevSecOps

    • Experience bridging Business, Application & Information Architecture

    • Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud

    • Good understanding of security

    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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