Lead Architect- Intelligent Automation & Advanced Analytics

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
Travelers Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics group is looking for a lead architect who can partner with business and technology leadership and teams to execute/deliver capabilities in alignment with the Travelers Intelligent Automation & Analytics Strategic imperatives. These imperatives are as follows: Enterprise Data Management, Advanced Analytics, Information Delivery, Artificial Intelligence & Robotic Process Automation.

This role is responsible for developing and leading the Advance Analytics and AI the strategy with the focus on development , implementation and monitoring of the advanced analytics solutions using machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation. The role will be responsible for closely working with the business R&D-modeling community, IT , Innovation community and business teams in blending the thoughts and solutions in delivering business effective solutions.

The role will also support Creation/Development of approaches to support Continuous architecture with a nimble, MVP approach. Additionally, this role establishes strong partnerships with business, IT and functional leadership and provides direction and guidance to bridge strategy to execution.


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations. Ensure architectural adherence 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 project level design, debug and performance analysis. Responsible for the development and production support of enterprise application utilities and models to include publishing, best practices and guidelines for supported technologies. Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks. Provide 'Shrink Wrap' solutions to solve business and technical needs. Perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts'. Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in the following areas:
  • Influences organizational direction in strategically complex and/or sensitive environments
  • Partners with business to support strategy development
  • Oversees, designs, leads, and/or conducts capability assessments (all levels of complexity)
  • Work closely with the Business, R&D-modelling community, IT , Innovation community and business teams in blending the thoughts and solutions in delivering business effective solutions
  • Work closely with the architecture and design teams in establishing implementation patterns for the solutions
  • Conduct PoV and related MVP for new ideas and solutions to evangelize the idea through practical usage
  • Work closely with project implementation teams in implementing the MVP to a real-world use case
  • Strong understanding and some experience of the Advanced Analytics capabilities including machine learning using supervised and unsupervised techniques
  • Exposure to AI capabilities in areas of Text/Image/Speech Analytics and NLP
  • Strong application architecture and design experience with technologies like Java/NodeJS/Python
  • Experience and exposure to cloud based technologies - Pivotal Cloud Foundry/AWS/Azure
  • Experience/ Exposure to Hadoop and NoSQL- MongoDB , Qlik
  • Experience/Exposure to Robotic Process Automation


Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required. 1 year of experience as a technical lead required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 7 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred. 3 years of experience as a technical lead preferred. Thorough knowledge of business intelligence and analytics, process improvement, organization transformation, and/or business strategy development within complex organizations and business environments. Thorough knowledge of analytics architecture tools and concepts. Experience managing others preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Has a broad conceptual 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. Has a thorough understanding of staff roles and abilities and provides input regarding their development needs. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates advanced analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are often novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory. Able to develop solutions by applying accepted processes or creating new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information. Sees the big picture, and is fully aware of technology and business directions. Has department, corporate and group objectives in focus while identifying and removing barriers. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Bases decisions on an accurate understanding of the situation, is able to infer future needs of known and unprecedented situations based on an advanced understanding of technology and business objectives. Effectively assesses the long-term and short-term implications of decisions on the department, corporation and group. Team Orientation: Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team is above own interest. Self-Management: Manages cross-functional objectives and/or priorities supporting assigned business area(s). Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for decision making. Results reviewed periodically according to predefined objectives. Sets level of risk taking, and gathers/synthesizes information to all appropriate levels of the organization. Commitment to Quality Result: Provides direction and effectively leads by example to ensure that all services are meeting the stated business objectives on a timely basis with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost. Keeps all areas informed of developments affecting their function. Demonstrates flexibility, anticipates customer needs, and effectively communicates in a manner consistent with the audience. Educates and influences customers on the most effective use of technology, from both a short-term and long-term perspective. Planning and Project Management: Ensures all planning done on a project level is supportive of the business strategic plans. Executes projects accurately and on time. Critical planning is required as modifications are difficult and costly and may impair achieving of departmental and corporate objectives. Change requires reassessing and adjusting tactical and/or operational direction. Financial Awareness: Understands all fiscal budgeting and expense control for area of responsibility. Demonstrates sound cost-effectiveness. 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.