Sr Dir, Architecture

Travelers Com   •  

Hartford, CT

5 - 7 years

Posted 159 days ago

Job ID: 15424BR

Company Information
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 Summary
Personal Insurance Architecture at Travelers is seeking a Senior Architecture Director who will provide strategic technology leadership to the assigned portfolio, with accountability for end-to-end strategic architecture roadmap and all relevant architectures.

In this role you will adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance. You will perform project level design, debug and performance analysis. 
The successful candidate will also manage the architecture runway for all Agile teams within a portfolio, including delegating architecture runway stories to Solution Architects and seeing them through to completion.

This position involves working closely with key stakeholders to build relationships and to ensure timely completion of deliverables. You will influence the technical direction of projects and system support. This job is a Manager: The successful candidate will be responsible for setting work objectives and goals for employees and managing their performance; this includes involvement in compensation decisions. Employees will have a formal reporting relationship to this job. This role functions under GeneralDirection: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Generally final results are reviewed.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partners with business to support strategy development
  • Oversees, designs, leads, and/or conducts capability assessments (all levels of complexity)
  • Work closely with Platform, IT, and Innovation community and business teams in blending the thoughts and solutions in delivering business effective solutions
  • Work closely with the architecture and design teams in establishing implementation patterns for the solutions
  • Influences organizational direction in strategically complex and/or sensitive environments
  • Ensure sound architectural practices are followed through architecture blueprint, design and code reviews and through mentorship and organization influence.
  • Conduct PoV and related MVP for new ideas and solutions to evangelize the idea through practical usage
  • Work closely with project implementation teams in implementing the MVP to a real-world use case.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 6 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required. 3 years of experience managing others and/or technical teams.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 9 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred. 5 years of experience managing others and/or technical teams.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Broad conceptual understanding 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 systems and/or projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices & procedures. Has a thorough understanding of staff responsibilities, abilities and development needs.
Business Knowledge & Partnership: Provides direction and effectively leads by example to ensure that all services are meeting thebusiness objectives on a timely basis with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in linewith future technology direction. Keeps all areas informed of developments affecting their function. Demonstrates flexibility, anticipates customer needs, and effectively communicates in a manner consistent with the audience. Educates and influences customers on the most effective use of technology, from a short- and long-term perspective.
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates advanced analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory. Able to develop solutions by applying accepted processes or is ableto create new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information. Sees the big picture and is fully aware of technology and business directions. Has department, corporate and group objectives in focus while identifying and removing barriers. Optimizesthe use of all available resources.
Leadership: Manages cross-functional objectives/priorities supporting an assigned business area(s). Responsibilities are assignedwith considerable latitude for decision making. Results reviewed periodically according to predefined objectives. Sets level of risk taking, and gathers/synthesizes information to all appropriate levels of the organization.
Planning & Project Management: Insures all planning done on the area level is supportive of the business strategic plans. Appropriately delegates while maintaining accountability; sees that projects are assigned by workload and capabilities. Completes projects accurately and on time. Critical planning is required as modifications are difficult and costly and may impair achieving ofdepartmental/corporate objectives.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment – Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) – Continuously Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key – Continuously

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.