Travelers Sr. Architect – Cloud, Data & Analytics in Topeka, Kansas
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Job Description Summary
As a Senior Analytics Architect you will help to lead the effort to create the "north star" technology architecture for the “Digital Enablement” of a global, Dow 30 company. This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment automating workflows and streamlining processes where you can expand your learning and apply new technologies. You will be learning and be challenged with the interesting and complex Claim environment and you will be architecting and designing technical solutions while driving adoption of new technologies and design patterns. You will be part of a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers’ digital transformation journey and working on systems that deliver and drive Travelers business value.
You will enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment automating workflows and streamlining processes where you can expand your learning and apply new technologies. You will be learning and be challenged with the interesting and complex Claim environment and you will be architecting and designing technical solutions while driving adoption of new technologies and design patterns. You will be part of a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers’ digital transformation journey and working on systems that deliver and drive Travelers business value.
• Are a passionate technology professional who enjoys solving complex puzzles.
• Pride yourself on being a quick learner.
• Are comfortable with ambiguity.
• Understand business challenges and can develop long-term, sustainable technical solutions.
• Have an Agile mindset and are value-focused and guided by the Lean-Agile principles.
• Have the desire to be a lifelong learner, enjoy sharing your knowledge by coaching others, and enable others to continuously improve through mentorship.
• Above all, measure your own success by the success of your team and the satisfaction you being to our customers
You will design cloud based and hybrid solutions to support the analytic and information delivery needs of our customers enabling them to have the insights they need.
You will explore technology and design patterns that will enable us to maintain our competitive edge in the digital world.
You will be able to influence and set technical direction for our Agile Teams.
You will have the freedom to be open-minded, creative and self-critical.
You will design solutions for new and exciting capabilities that will enable our customers to be better connected and engaged with the claim process.
You will have the autonomy to explore new processes, especially in the spirit of Agile – do what works, try new things, and stop doing things that don’t work.
You will utilize your critical thinking skills to analyze challenges and organize the team around a solution.
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
Strong technical skills in Analytics technologies
Cloud warehousing – Snowflake, AWS S3 Data Lake
ETL/Data integration/Streaming – Talend, DataBricks, Python, Spark, Kafka
Information Delivery – Qlik Sense, MicroStrategy
CI/CD – Jenkins, GitHub
Working knowledge of other emerging business intelligence and analytic capabilities (e.g. AI/ML, augmented analytics, embedded analytics)
Strong skills and experience in data manufacturing, data warehouse, data marts and information delivery in the cloud and on prem
Ability to serve as a senior technologist and architectural advisor directly influencing a large information technology organization via your strong technical leadership.
Ability to perform as a lead technologist to masterfully assess and design applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems.
Proven ability to create an architecture solution in alignment with the reference architecture and utilize foundational services to address the quality attributes (non-functional requirements) of the solution.
Ability to learn the latest technologies and be self-started in running proof of concepts to determine how they can be applied to solve needs within the organization
Skilled with broad, conceptual understanding of the technology architecture trends and directions coupled with demonstrated technical mastery for technologies, frameworks, and/or languages.
Ability to influence and set technical direction.
Skilled at contributing and communicating your expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts to a broader audience.
Ability to architect end-to-end solutions across distributed, host and business intelligence environments
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience a plus
Ability to influence teams to a future state while understanding the need to make practical decisions along the way. Strong ability to create a following amongst a technical group.
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.
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.
Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects.
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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/ .