Travelers Lead Architect (Infrastructure Platform) in Topeka, Kansas
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.
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.
$143,000.00 - $235,900.00
What Is the Opportunity?
Collaborative Environment, Transformational Projects, and a Growing Team!
As a member of Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology, you’ll be joining a strategic and collaborative team that is passionate about transforming our business and technology capabilities and paving the way for best-in-class solutions.
As a Lead Architect within the Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS) Architecture organization, you will collaborate with senior Technology and Business leaders and apply your knowledge of modern technology to influence and innovate solutions that impact the business. In this role we will look to you to:
Apply your extensive Infrastructure Platform Architecture experience by helping to support multiple infrastructure initiatives across the enterprise and look for opportunities to promote reusability and optimization
Provide consulting expertise with our division Architects and be a champion for helping to design and establish the infrastructure framework to fit the application/system and platform needs
Help application teams and other critical teams within the enterprise to ensure the completed application and infrastructure architectures align with the Travelers cybersecurity, resilience, scalability, and availability standards
Help to establish governance and control processes to ensure successful and healthy infrastructure platform implementations
Demonstrate a strong passion for following and sharing architecture and design best practices and drive continuous technology transformations toward the zero-touch and zero trust models to minimize technical debt
Let us help you accelerate your career as we grow our team and transform our business!
What Will You Do?
Architecture responsibility for a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the ICS 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 leadership
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
Perform other duties as assigned.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 7+ years of technology architecture experience
Provided mentorship to architecture leaders
Organizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating model
Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization
Expert level Software Engineering experience
Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals
Proven track record of Influencing C-level leadership
Insurance technology experience
Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
If Cyber: CISSP, CISM, Security+, CISA or equivalent Cybersecurity certification preferred
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 experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps
Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud
Good understanding of security
Experienced with large scale technology platforms
If Cyber: Demonstrated proficiency in designing security solutions that align to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cloud Security Alliance methodologies.
If Information Architect: Experience modernizing data technology and information architecture on cloud
Exposure and understanding of advanced analytics techniques using ML and AI
Hands on experience with data technologies on cloud
What is a Must Have?
Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience
Eight years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area
What Is in It for You?
Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
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.
To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .