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Travelers Sr. Solution Architect – Bond in Augusta, Maine

Company Summary

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.

Job Category

Technology

Target Openings

1

Job Description Summary

We seek a talented and knowledgeable Sr. Architect to join our Bond & Specialty Insurance Technology team. We are a highly motivated and skilled team of professionals who are leading Travelers’ technology transformation journey and driving business value that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for our company. We deliver, implement and administer technology solutions that enable all Bond & Specialty Insurance employees to be more effective at their jobs and meet the needs of our company’s customers. Bond & Specialty Insurance Technology is a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers’ technology transformation journey and driving business value that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for our company. We deliver, implement and administer technology solutions that enable all Bond & Specialty Insurance employees to be more effective at their jobs and meet the needs of our company’s customers.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

This position will:

• Provide strategic thinking to influence strategies, roadmaps and drive architectural recommendations/point-of-views through Bond & Specialty Architecture Center of Excellence and Architecture Chapter

• Ensure architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews

• Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance

• Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and provide technology assistance to our teams

• Be responsible for the development and production support of enterprise application utilities and models to include publishing best practices and guidelines for supported technologies

• Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks

• Provide standard solutions to solve business and technical needs

• Perform product evaluations, and proofs of concept.

The preferred technology foundations may include the following:

  • Minimum six years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture.

  • 3+ years of experience designing/implementing REST-based services and event-driven architectures

  • 3+ years of experience with Domain-driven design techniques

  • 3+ years of experience designing/implementing .NET Core and .NET framework-based applications

  • AWS experience/certification a plus

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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:

This position will:

• Work hands-on as an agile team member creating highly impactful cross-Bond & Specialty Insurance products in the cloud supporting all Value Streams.

• Provide strategic thinking and thought-leadership for cloud, API, and event-driven architecture to influence strategies, roadmaps and drive architectural recommendations/point-of-views through Bond & Specialty Architecture Center of Excellence and Architecture Chapter

• Ensure architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews

• Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance

• Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and provide technology assistance to our teams

• Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks

• Provide standard solutions to solve business and technical needs

• Perform product evaluations, and proofs of concept.

If YOU…

• Are a passionate technology professional who enjoys solving complex problems

• Pride yourself on being a quick learner

• Are comfortable with ambiguity

• Understand business challenges and can develop long-term, sustainable technical solutions

• Have a passion for learning and applying new technologies

• Enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment where you will have the opportunity to automate things

• Enjoy mentoring others and driving adoption of new technologies and design patterns

• Have an Agile mindset and are value-focused and guided by the Lean-Agile principles

• Have the courage to say what needs to be said in a respectful and tactful way, even if it’s not what people want to hear

• 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 of our customers

Then, Bond & Specialty Insurance Technology is the place for you!

Our TEAM…

• Is innovative and dedicated to creating forward-thinking software solutions and self-service digital capabilities that enable our company to continuously stay ahead of evolving customer expectations and emerging disruptive competition

• Has a passion for technology and designing industry-leading business capabilities

• Is responsible for developing technology systems that support our company’s workflow, policy administration and customer service processes

• Is made up of diverse, competent and reliable individuals who trust one another and feel free to express their feelings and ideas

• Is aligned with a shared vision and focused values, great at collaborating and accomplishing our tasks, and committed to quality results

• Adapts quickly to changing conditions and demands, takes accountability as a group, and works hard to our accomplish goals

• Reflects and learns from past experience and is committed to relentless improvement

• Recognizes and values team contributions and celebrates successes

  • Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Your DAY…

  • You will evaluate existing and explore new architectural approaches and ways of working to elevate the practice of architecture across Bond & Specialty Insurance and the enterprise

  • You will explore technology and design patterns that will enable us to maintain our competitive edge in the digital world

  • You will influence large, highly complex enterprise-impactful strategies and flesh out technical points-of-view describing our best path forward as part of the Architecture Chapter

  • 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 Bond & Specialty Insurance 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 workYou will utilize your critical thinking skills to analyze challenges and organize the team around a solution

Employment Practices

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.

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