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Travelers Senior Cloud/API Architect in Topeka, Kansas

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.

Job Category

Project Management, Technology

Target Openings

1

Job Description Summary

As a Sr. Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Business Insurance Unit of a global, Dow 30 company with focus on application modernization, cloud and API’s.. As a direct report to a member of the Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology leadership team, you will interface directly with senior technology leaders 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 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, 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.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Business 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

  • 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

  • Cloud patterns including PaaS and IaaS, Serverless, containers, API-driven and event-driven application design

  • Domain driven design and Microservices

  • Enterprise application and cloud modernization initiatives

  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC), automated deployment (CI/CD) and security-first development practices

  • 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, 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

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 (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/ .

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