Travelers Senior Applied Modernization Architect in Des Moines, Iowa
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Project Management, Technology
Job Description Summary
As a Sr. Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Applied Modernization and Office of Enterprise 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 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.
You will be part of a team of Enterprise Architects that collaborates with a matrixed team of division-focused Architects to drive Application Modernization. Modernization of technologies may include, but is not limited to mainframe, rules engines, workflow solutions and SharePoint applications. Division-focused architects provide division-specific knowledge to inform Enterprise Modernization roadmap and enable division delivery of application modernization efforts. Division-focused architects work with the Application Modernization team on establishing and communicating common approach, strategies and target state for simplification of the technology landscape.
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 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
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
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
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
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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