The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Senior Architect

Posted on May 10 Hartford, CT 187 views

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.

Target Openings

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Job Description Summary

The primary function of this position is to provide architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives based on Common Delivery, Services Based Architecture, and Agility for complex and/or multiple projects.

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'.
  • Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in the following areas (dependent on knowledge and expertise):
  • WEB Technologies.
  • Development platforms (.NET, J2EE, COM, COBOL, CICS, IMS).
  • User and B2B Interfaces.
  • Web Service design.
  • Application Integration.
  • Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, ETL, RDBMS.
  • Middleware technologies.
  • Document Composition and Forms technologies.
  • Document, Imaging and Web Content Management.
  • Print technology support.
  • Transaction design (OLTP, Batch, etc.
  • Component Based Design.
  • Operating Systems.
  • Office/Productivity Suites.
  • ERP Systems.
  • Performance Engineering.
  • Networks, Telephony.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required.


Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred.


Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge:
  • Has a solid working knowledge 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.
  • Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making:
  • Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information.
  • Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions.
  • Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions.
  • Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom.
  • Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve.
  • Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly.
  • Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action.
  • Optimizes the use of all available resources.
  • Has a solid working knowledge 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.
  • Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.
  • Team Orientation:
  • 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.
  • Self-Management:
  • Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units.
  • Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines.
  • Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives
  • Commitment to Quality Result:
  • Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner.
  • Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction.
  • Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience.
  • Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.
  • Anticipates and responds to management requests for information with timely, accurate findings.
  • Planning and Project Management:
  • Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning.
  • Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic and positive.
  • Sets appropriate goals for projects, and monitors progress against the plan.
  • Financial Awareness:
  • Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects.
  • Is responsible for important and confidential informat


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.

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