Information Architect

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
This position requires a self-driven technically competent individual with ability to quickly learn and understand enterprise platform and implementation of systems based on Agile Modeling techniques along with a keen focus on information architecture and data quality for complex and/or multiple projects. In addition, this person will work closely with our Data Architecture Center of Excellence to provide data architectural recommendations.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The Bond & SI Enterprise Architecture team is seeking an Information Architecture that will provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while providing information design and implement solutions to drive quality and productivity; achieve real-time desired service levels in a dynamic SAFE/Agile environment; ensure information architecture design are consistent, maintainable, flexible, and cost effective through blueprint and design reviews; assist in the remediation of application stability and performance; adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance; perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts; partner with delivery teams and product management areas to establish required frameworks and patterns; assist the agile teams perform project level design, debug and performance analysis; leverage new emerging technology as appropriate
Key activities will include:
  • Overseeing the modernization of Bond's existing OLTP data models supporting our core products.
  • In strong collaboration with the Data Architecture COE, develop and leverage standards, patterns, and practices supporting OLTP systems modeling.
  • Supporting common enterprise information models and encourage their use in new products.
  • Promoting accurate, valid, and reusable meta-data to ensure an integrated and comprehensive definition of data for the Bond Enterprise.
  • Enabling the movement of data from OLTP systems to downstream systems for analytical purposes.
  • Improving and developing data architecture and governance model utilizing both traditional and NoSQL database

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

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 2 years of product/project management and/or Software Development Life Cycle preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Required experiences and skill set:
  • Strong individual contributor in complex transactional system Data Modeling
  • Experienced in data modeling
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong data analysis skills - ability to dig in and understand complex models and business processes
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business processes and requirements to applicable requirement types (functional, technical, etc) and information design

Desired experiences and skill set in below area:
  • NoSQL database design and best practice
  • Familiar with Agile Development Methodology
  • Experiences in Master Data Management and Reference Data Management
  • Experiences in Message Driven framework data design and persistency
  • Strong SQL skills including complex query building and query performance tuning

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.