Travelers Lead Architect Data & Analytics Cloud Architecture in Topeka, Kansas
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Job Description Summary
You will enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment delivering customer Data and Analytics solutions in the Cloud where you can expand your learning and apply new technologies.
You will be learning and be challenged with an interesting and complex environment and you will be designing technical solutions while driving adoption of new technologies and design patterns.
You will be part of a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers’ digital transformation journey and working on systems that deliver and drive Travelers business value.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
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 project 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.
Provide 'Shrink Wrap' solutions to solve business and technical needs.
Perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts'.
Web Service design.
Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, ETL, RDBMS.
Transaction design and guaranteed eventual consistency.
Component Based Design.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
5 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required.
1 year of experience as a technical lead required.
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
7 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred.
3 years of experience as a technical lead preferred.
Experience managing others preferred.
Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
Has a broad conceptual understanding 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.
Has a thorough understanding of staff roles and abilities and provides input regarding their development needs.
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Demonstrates advanced analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are often novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory.
Able to develop solutions by applying accepted processes or creating new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information.
Sees the big picture, and is fully aware of technology and business directions.
Has department, corporate and group objectives in focus while identifying and removing barriers.
Optimizes the use of all available resources.
Bases decisions on an accurate understanding of the situation, is able to infer future needs of known and unprecedented situations based on an advanced understanding of technology and business objectives.
Effectively assesses the long-term and short-term implications of decisions on the department, corporation and group.
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.
Manages cross-functional objectives and/or priorities supporting assigned business area(s).
Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for decision making.
Results reviewed periodically according to predefined objectives.
Sets level of risk taking, and gathers/synthesizes information to all appropriate levels of the organization.
Commitment to Quality Result:
Provides direction and effectively leads by example to ensure that all services are meeting the stated business objectives on a timely basis with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost.
Keeps all areas informed of developments affecting their function.
Demonstrates flexibility, anticipates customer needs, and effectively communicates in a manner consistent with the audience.
Educates and influences customers on the most effective use of technology, from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
Planning and Project Management:
Ensures all planning done on a project level is supportive of the business strategic plans.
Executes projects accurately and on time.
Critical planning is required as modifications are difficult and costly and may impair achieving of departmental and corporate objectives.
Change requires reassessing and adjusting tactical and/or operational direction.
Understands all fiscal budgeting and expense control for area of responsibility.
Demonstrates sound cost-effectiveness.
Responsible for important and confidential information.
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 (4-ESU@travelers.com) 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.