Travelers Insurance Company Senior Architect: Engineering Enablement in Topeka, Kansas
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.
$130,600.00 - $215,400.00
What Is the Opportunity?
As Senior Architect you play a pivotal role helping define the target state of a multi-cloud engineering ecosystem that accelerates software delivery across Travelers.
Reporting to a member of the Enterprise Architecture and Engineering Enablement leadership team, your primary focus will be collaboratively designing systems and processes that streamline the jobs of engineers removing friction related to application development and environment setup.
• Partner with technology and business leaders defining target state, forging a path to success by delivering emerging technologies that transform and optimize the business.
• Communicate a clear architecture vision that aligns engineering and architecture leadership and guides delivery teams building Travelers' next generation engineering platform.
• Inspire high-performing Engineers and Architects to achieve excellence through coaching, mentoring and empowerment.
• Bring your creativity and innovative thinking to a team building world class engineering experiences on AWS leveraging Eventing, DevSecOps, APIs, Containerization, Vulnerability Management, IAC, IAM, ML and AI.
• A person of high integrity who responsibly challenges the status quo while being sensitive to perspectives not your own.
• A valued team member working within a dynamic community of enterprise architecture leaders charged with establishing a unified enterprise cloud-first architecture vision.
• A results-driven and continuously learning technologist who regularly builds upon your strong architecture and engineering skillset through hands-on work and certificate programs.
Let us help you accelerate your career as we grow our team and transform our business!
The work arrangement for this position is based on location.
What Will You Do?
Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the “Shared Platform” 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
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 believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results.
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/ .