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Lead Architect - ICS Value Stream Architect

Company: Travelers
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

**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 Lead Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS) Architecture 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 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 executive 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 to enable you to build the technical strategy and roadmaps for the ICS Value Streams. These strategies and roadmaps will inform Enterprise technology strategies and their implementations. 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 for a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Infrastructure and Cloud Services (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

**Minimum Qualifications**

+ 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

**Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge**

+ 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

**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 implementation 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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