Travelers Senior Architect (Cloud/Container) 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.
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.
$120,900.00 - $199,500.00
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 Senior Container Architect within the Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS) 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:
Define the Managed Container target state technology Architecture and roadmaps
Exploit opportunities to capitalize on Cloud Foundry, Docker, and Kubernetes elastic Container services in the public cloud
Lead new offerings and guide LOB teams on how to benefit from managed Container Orchestration Services and CI/CD pipeline
Drive continuous technology transformations toward the Zero Touch and Zero Trust models in the Cloud to minimize technical debt
Let us help you accelerate your career as we grow our team and transform our business!
What Will You Do?
Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the 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
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
Perform other duties as assigned.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
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
If Cyber; CISSP, CISM, Security+, CISA or equivalent Cybersecurity certification preferred
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
If Cyber: Demonstrated proficiency in designing security solutions that align to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cloud Security Alliance methodologies.
If Information Architect: Experience modernizing data technology and information architecture on cloud
Exposure and understanding of advanced analytics techniques using ML and AI
Hands on experience with data technologies on cloud
What is a Must Have?
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
What Is in It for You?
Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
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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