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Senior Director, Architecture: Customer Value Stream Lead

Company: Travelers Canada
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company SummaryTaking 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 CategoryProject Management, TechnologyTarget Openings1Job Description SummaryAs a Senior Director of Architecture, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Claim 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 executive with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions and teams. 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.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organizational responsibility a segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Claim 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 leadership
  • 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 new technology architecture solutions
  • 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 architectureMinimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience
    • Eight years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area
    • Two years of previous management experienceEducation, Work Experience, & Knowledge
      • Bachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 7+ years of technology Architecture experience
      • Provided mentorship to architecture team
      • Organizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating model
      • Help define strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization
      • Expert level Software Engineering experience
      • Develop 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 ImprovementJob 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 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 platformsEmployment PracticesTravelers 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 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 .
          • Travelers has 30,000 employees in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil. > > Explore life at Travelers .
          • We have 8 diversity networks, employee-led organizations dedicated to fostering the development and success of our employees. > > Discover diversity and inclusion .
          • Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment. > > Explore benefits .
          • Travelers has been recognized by organizations such as Forbes, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and Military Times. > > Read more about recognition .
          • Our employees are valuable assets to their hometowns, giving more than 100,000 hours of their time toward important causes each year. > > Learn about community involvement .

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