Travelers Predictive Modeling & AI Cloud, Sr Architect in Des Moines, Iowa
Who Are We?
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.
The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.
$120,900.00 - $199,500.00
What Is the Opportunity?
As a Sr. Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the technology target state for the Claim's Advanced Analytics area 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 leader with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions. 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.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of Claims' Advanced Analytics area
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
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 architecture solutions
Hands-on prototyping of new technology solutions
Partner with Software Engineering to execute proof of technologies
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 architecture
Additional Value Stream Specific Job Duties & Responsibilities
Self motivated experienced architect who is passionate in predictive and prescriptive analytics
Lead the end-to-end architecture and development of machine learning solutions.
Engineer large scale development systems using full-stack, distributed shallow and deep-learning technologies and cloud technologies.
Architect and develop a highly scalable, distributed, multi-tenant set of microservices backend solutions.
Strong working knowledge on modern cloud computing technology patterns, practices, methods and architectures, preferably AWS
Experience in Event Driven Architecture is a big plus
Experience in strategic data & analytics architectures, technologies, and patterns for data lake, data warehouse, advanced analytics platform, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Ability to perform as a lead technologist to masterfully assess and design applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems.
Collaborates with project team and other key stakeholders to identify, estimate, and prioritize project and/or enhancement activities.
Collaborates with enterprise groups to follow enterprise guidance and/or influence enterprise direction on specific area/technology/pattern
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
Working knowledge with SQL, MongoDB and/or other database technologies, information architecture experience a plus.
Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance.
Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience.
Six years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 5+ years of technology Architecture experience
Provided mentorship to architects
Organizational and transformational experience in an agile operating model
Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization
Strong proven Software Engineering experience
Developed 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 Improvement
If Cyber; CISSP, CISM, Security+, CISA or equivalent Cybersecurity certification preferred
Job 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 deep 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 platforms
Demonstrated proficiency in designing security solutions that align to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cloud Security Alliance methodologies.
If Information Architect:
Experience modernizing data technology and information architecture on cloud
Exposure and understanding of advanced analytics techniques using ML and AI
Hands on experience with data technologies on cloud
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/ .
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