Information Architect - eBusiness

Hartford, Connecticut

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
Collaborate. Ideate. Architect. Innovate.

Travelers eBusiness is looking for Information Architects who love collaborating with Agile teams to create strategic solutions. The Information Architect has a strong design point of view and the humility to weigh multiple alternative solutions to achieve a business goal. They have a passion for data, information, technology and can communicate how it solves business problems with Developers, Architects, Product Owners, Business Leads, and Technical Leads. They have a drive to understand how data and information will solve enterprise problems and the enthusiasm to engage an Agile team to achieve the architecture. They have the patience to coach and teach Developers best practices and learn from them in return. Much of their time will be spent collaborating on designs, some of their time will be spent modeling. All of their time will be spent with awesome people on a shared mission to create the digital insurer of tomorrow.

Chat with us if you:
  • Think strategically
  • Have a passion for data and information
  • Have modeled enterprise information
  • Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.
  • Ensure architectural adherence through modeling and design reviews.
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and modeling assistance.
  • Perform project level design and performance analysis.
  • Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required information requirements and frameworks.
  • Provide 'Shrink Wrap' solutions to solve business and technical needs.
  • Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise.
  • Modeling: conceptual, logical, and physical (NoSQL and relational).

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of technology related experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
  • Requires a BS (MS preferred) or equivalent experience in a technical / engineering degree program.
  • 2 years of product/project management and/or Software Development Life Cycle experience preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a data centric architecture role

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Has master level knowledge of multiple programming disciplines and a thorough understanding of the business that the assigned projects are supporting. Uses this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge.
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates sound analytic and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and/or where information is available but must be further manipulated. Once decisions are made, is able to follow and direct action to implement intended results. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Openly and directly confronts conflict until resolved. Knows how to execute to get things done. Able to perform credible analyses. Uses sound judgment and reasoning to draw conclusions leading to the selection of the best solution from a review of the alternatives. Effectively assesses short-term implications of decisions and understands the impact on the department and business unit(s) supported.
Team Orientation: Builds relationships with peers and other departments to achieve objectives, to work as one team and to secure necessary resources not under his/her personal control. Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interest.
Self-Management: Supports a distinct business unit or several smaller functions. Responsibilities are assigned with some latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using established policies and procedures. Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification and direction before proceeding
Commitment to Quality Result: Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and optimize the value of assigned projects. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge. Ensures that reports are precise, timely and accurate.
Planning and Project Management: Works with the project manager/manager in identifying those project tasks that are most important, establishes clear priorities and understands the larger picture. Anticipates and effectively responds to changes in workload and resources
Financial Awareness: Understands, has input to the budget process, and shares responsibility for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects. Is responsible for important and confidential information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.