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Travelers Sr Solutions Architect - Digital Delivery in Des Moines, Iowa

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 CategoryTechnology

Target Openings1

Job Description SummaryTravelers has an exciting opportunity for a solution architect to join the talented architecture team in Claim Technology. Claim Technology is partnering with our Digital Enablement Partners to develop new and exciting digital capabilities that will enable our customers to be more connected and engaged. Some of the exciting self-service capabilities include access to claim and payment information, ability to bi-directional message with their claim professional as well as send and receive videos, photos and documents. This position will work closely with our Digital ART (Agile Release Train) providing leadership while architecting end-to-end solutions across distributed and host environments. This position may be staffed in either Hartford, CT or St. Paul, MN.Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance.

  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.

  • Architect end-to-end solutions across distributed and host environments.

  • Define pros and cons of solution options to arrive at consensus around architecture decisions.

  • Leverage defined roadmap, reference architecture and standards for Claim Technology and the Enterprise.

  • Lead proof of concept efforts for candidate architectures.

  • Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance.

  • Perform project level design, debug and performance analysis.

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

  • Perform product evaluations and proof of concepts.

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

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in the field of computer science or similar technical area.

  • Self-initiated individual who consistently delivers high quality results with limited guidance and willingly trains, guides and positively influences others.

  • Effectively communicates to diverse technical and nontechnical audiences, including engineers, scrum masters, peer architects, product owners, business owners, senior leaders, etc.

  • Possesses strong foundational technical skill sets and architecture experience which can be leveraged as use of current and newer technologies is expanded in applications.

  • Proven ability to create an architecture solution in alignment with the reference architecture. and utilize foundational services to address the quality attributes (non-functional requirements) of the solution.

  • Ability to influence teams to a future state while understanding the need to make practical. decisions along the way. Strong ability to create a following amongst a technical group.

  • Knowledge of multiple development technologies including but not limited to .NET, C#, RestAPI, NodeJS, React, MongoDB etc. IBM mainframe experience a plus.

  • Experience with Cloud Services (AWS, Azure), platform as a service; micro-services architecture and architecture models is preferred.

  • 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.

  • Insurance domain knowledge a plus.

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience a plus.

  • Excellent facilitation, discovery, analysis, and prototyping skills.

  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.

  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • The ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and must be able to manage multiple requests at the same time.

  • High motivation, self-starting, ability to work with minimal direct supervision, takes ownership.

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 have 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.

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