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Travelers Sr. Architect - Cloud Data & Analytics in Des Moines, Iowa

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Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Category

Technology

Target Openings

1

Job Description Summary

Job Description Summary

Collaborate. Ideate. Architect. Innovate.

Travelers is seeking a talented Cloud Analyltics Architect who loves collaborating with agile teams to create strategic solutions. The solution architect has a strong design point of view and the humility to weigh multiple alternative solutions to achieve a business goal. They have a passion for technology and can communicate how it solves business problems with developers, architects, product owners, and business leads. They have a drive to tinker with technology through proof of concepts and the enthusiasm to engage an agile team to achieve the architecture. They have the patience to coach and teach developers best practices and learn from them in return. Much of your time will be spent collaborating on designs, some of your time will be spent prototyping. All of your time will be spent with awesome people on a shared mission to create the digital insurer of tomorrow.

Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics Architecture is a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers’ analytics journey and driving business value that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for our company. We accomplish this by helping the enterprise adopt various technology platforms ranging from compute (private and public cloud), AI, Predictive modelling, Data Management and Data Ops.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • The candidate must have a strong understanding of cloud computing technology, and experience designing and migrating applications to the cloud on AWS preferred, also Azure and GCP.

Candidate must have strong experience in few of the technologies of Data Lake Design using Cloud.

Experience with Modern technologies such as Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, EKS, Openshift, etc.

Take a lead role in our continued roll-out and adoption of mature and standard architecture methodologies.

Participate in the day-to-day execution of the architecture strategy.

Constantly develop knowledge of current and emerging technologies.

Identify new and emerging solutions, assesses their relevance and potential value to the organization and present information to teammates and management.

Act as an agent of change in taking a new approach to Enterprise Architecture to better align with our Agile practices. The candidate will be a member of a newly formed Enterprise Architecture team.

Take an active role in the formation of the team, our agenda and our evolution.

Work across the enterprise to develop, communicate, and mentor others on design and implementation standards, guidelines and best practices.

Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within the company and external constituents.

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 Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge:

  • Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects.

  • Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information.

  • Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions.

  • Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions.

  • Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom.

  • Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve.

  • Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly.

  • Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action.

  • Optimizes the use of all available resources.

  • Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects.

  • Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

  • Team Orientation:

  • 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.

  • Self-Management:

  • 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.

  • Financial Awareness:

  • Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects.

  • Is responsible for important and confidential informat

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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