Architect: Engineering Excellence

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Travelers
Full Time

Job Description

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.

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
$104,600.00 - $172,500.00

Target Openings
1

What Is the Opportunity?
As an Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Shared Platforms Unit of a global, Dow 30 company. 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 contributor to senior Technology and Business leaders as they define a target state, roadmaps, and identify new and emerging technologies that will transform and optimize the business. You will humbly learn to be an inspired Architect working with a coach/ mentor. As a successful candidate, you have an established track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions. You are results-driven and bring strong 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 play a role in the development and implementation of technology solutions specifically focused on Cloud solutions. You are a member of a team turning application patterns in fully automated application accelerators, the associated pipelines and Infrastructure as Code solutions and building application accelerators. You are fiercely focused on streamlining the jobs of engineers and removing friction in their world related to application development and environment setup. You will work within a community of architecture leaders, helping establish and evolving a unified architecture vision.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Shared Platforms business unit
  • 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
  • Provides architecture direction for engineers in support of a technical pattern
  • 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 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
  • Participates in defining 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
  • Continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architecture

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience.
  • Five years of experience in engineering software or analytic applications within a line of business area


Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • Bachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 4+ years of technology Engineering experience
  • Organizational experience in an agile operating model
  • Established work in proof of concepts and technology
  • Strong proven Software Engineering experience
  • Supports technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals
  • Insurance technology experience desired
  • 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 experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps
  • Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud
  • Good understanding of security
  • Experienced with large scale technology platforms
  • Ability to deliver long-term, repeatable IaC solutions that incorporate directly into an automated process
  • Extensive experience in development, automation, and monitoring tools and practices (Terraform/Cloud Formations/Github Actions)
  • Solid understanding of current and emerging application architecture concepts such as REST, Event-Driven architecture, Microservices, and Serverless
  • Experience with cloud native technologies (AWS - Lambda, EKS, ECS, EC2, S3, DynamoDB, RDS), platform as a service (Kubernetes, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Open Cloud Foundry)
  • Experience with modern application security, authentication, and authorization patterns and practices
  • Skilled and hands on with modern web, mobile, and database technologies such as Node.js, .NET Core, Java, JavaScript, MongoDB
  • Experience and ability to work with automated deployment pipeline technologies such as Jenkins, CodeDeploy, CircleCI, UCD is preferred.


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.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


Company Information

Dice Id : 10121034
Position Id : R-14610
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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