Sr Architecture Director eBusiness

Hartford, Connecticut

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.

eBusiness 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, including dependencies with enterprise & LOB portfolios.  The incumbent will 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.  The portfolio architect leader will also serve as a guide and coach for their Solution Architect team.
  • Defines the portfolio's strategic architecture & technology roadmap
  • Ensures all portfolio solution architectures are in alignment with the portfolio roadmap and reference architecture
  • Defines alternative architecture solutions and recommends an architecture solution
  • Identifies trade-offs and risks for architecture solutions
  • Maintains a catalog of all portfolio solution architectures
  • Manages the architecture runway for the portfolio
  • Runs weekly architecture runway meeting with the portfolio leadership team and Solution Architect team
  • Represents architecture runway stories for prioritization during program increment planning
  • Provides day-to-day architecture direction to the Solution Architect team
  • Collaborates with team members throughout the portfolio and the architecture team to make architecture decisions
  • Serves as a technical mentor to solution architects and project team members
  • Experience in providing architecture technology oversight and leading a team of architects through large scale initiatives.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in enterprise, application, and information architecture.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in people, product and/or project management and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Completed multiple engagements of a variety of complexity.
  • Experience with influencing people in a matrixed organization.
  • Must have experience in multiple technologies and architectures.
  • Insurance industry experience a plus.
  • Expertise in 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 projects.

High School diploma or equivalent required. 7 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required. 2 years of experience managing others and/or technical teams.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.