Travelers Lead Architect (Guidewire) in Des Moines, Iowa
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.
Project Management, Technology
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 Applied Modernization 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 Guidewire architecture experience by helping to support multiple Guidewire initiatives across the enterprise
• Provide consulting expertise with our division architects and be a champion for helping to establish an enterprise Guidewire architecture practice
• Help to align capabilities within Guidewire to fit the needs of our business groups and look for opportunities to promote reusability and commonality
• Help to establish governance and control processes to ensure successful and healthy Guidewire implementations
• Demonstrate a strong passion for following and sharing Guidewire’s Cloud roadmap and highlight opportunities and challenges to complement our initiatives
Let us help you accelerate your career as we grow our team and transform our business!
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Architecture responsibility for a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Applied Modernization and Office of Enterprise Architecture 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
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 experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps
Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud
Experience leading, or helping lead, a Guidewire transformational initiative
Working knowledge of Guidewire Cloud
Guidewire Certification – Specialist/Professional or Ace Preferred
Good understanding of security
Experienced with large scale technology platforms
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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