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Sr. Architect - Data AI Information Architecture

Hartford, Connecticut

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.

Compensation Overview

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.

Salary Range

$120,900.00 - $199,500.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

As an Sr. Architect in Data and Analytics Architecture, you will be an working in an dynamic and transformative organization with a goal to create the next generation data and analytic capabilities at Travelers, a 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. 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.

In this role you will

  • Design the next generation information architecture that enables a business vision
  • Be an expert in three or more areas across Data & Analytics domain including data storage (Data Lake & Data Warehouse), data integration, business intelligence, artificial intelligence & machine learning
  • Drive the implementations of domain driven designs of Data Models, Data APIs and Data Products
  • Partner with cloud and security architects, data and software engineers to implement cutting-edge but pragmatic solutions to enable business outcomes with data and analytics using a combination of deep technical skills, business acumen, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Keep up with marketing trends in the Data & Analytics area and identify new opportunities of technologies & solutions; you will be part of the team driving the technology selection and partnering with an engineering team to conduct proof of technologies

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Enterprise Data & Analytics 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
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience.
  • Five years of experience in engineering software or analytic applications within a line of business 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
  • Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Must be passionate about technology transformations
  • Has hands on experience in build strategies, roadmaps and solution architecture in the last 3 years
  • Strong ¬†experience architecting big data solutions using Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Data Products
  • Champion of data technologies in areas of data integration, Business Intelligence and AI/ML
  • Expertise architecting and developing solutions in AWS, Snowflake and Databricks
  • Experience in AWS components including:¬†Lambda, Airflow, Glue, Spark, EC2, SageMaker, S3, NoSQL database and API Gateway
  • Experience in data messaging and streaming technologies- Kafka, Kinesis/Firehose
  • Experience with modern API technologies - GraphQL
  • Experience in Data Modeling, Governance and Data Management
  • Experience with specific DevOps and MLOps (Machine Learning) practices
  • Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud
  • Good understanding of security

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 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 http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.