Applications Architect - Digital Transformation

Chicago, Illinois

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.



You will enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment automating workflows and streamlining processes where you can expand your learning and apply new technologies.  You will be learning and be challenged with the interesting and complex Claim environment and you will be architecting and designing technical solutions while driving adoption of new technologies and design patterns.  You will be part of a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Travelers' digital transformation journey and working on systems that deliver and drive Travelers business value.
 
If YOU...
  • Are a passionate technology professional who enjoys solving complex puzzles.
  • Pride yourself on being a quick learner.
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Understand business challenges and can develop long-term, sustainable technical solutions. 
  • Have an Agile mindset and are value-focused and guided by the Lean-Agile principles.
  • Have the desire to be a lifelong learner, enjoy sharing your knowledge by coaching others, and enable others to continuously improve through mentorship.
  • Above all, measure your own success by the success of your team and the satisfaction you being to our customers


Your DAY...
 
  • You will explore technology and design patterns that will enable us to maintain our competitive edge in the digital world.
  • You will be able to influence and set technical direction for our Agile Teams.
  • You will have the freedom to be open-minded, creative and self-critical.
  • You will design solutions for new and exciting capabilities that will enable our customers to be better connected and engaged with the claim process.
  • You will have the autonomy to explore new processes, especially in the spirit of Agile - do what works, try new things, and stop doing things that don't work.
  • You will utilize your critical thinking skills to analyze challenges and organize the team around a solution.
 
 
  • Ability to serve as a senior technologist and architectural advisor directly influencing a large information technology organization via your strong technical leadership.
  • Ability to perform as a lead technologist to masterfully assess and design applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems.
  • Skilled with broad, conceptual understanding of the technology architecture trends and directions coupled with demonstrated technical mastery for technologies, frameworks, and/or languages.
  • Ability to influence and set technical direction.
  • Skilled at contributing and communicating your expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts to a broader audience.
  • Ability to architect end-to-end solutions across distributed, host and business intelligence environments
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience a plus
  • Ability to influence teams to a future state while understanding the need to make practical decisions along the way. Strong ability to create a following amongst a technical group.
 
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering.
  • 9 years of programming/development experience preferred.
  • 2 years of experience as a technical lead preferred. 
  • Expert level knowledge in Microsoft .NET (C#) with some experience in JavaScript frameworks such as NodeJS, Knockout, Reactjs, automated testing (i.e. NUnit, Jasmine), test automation tools such as Selenium, and automated DevOps pipeline.
 
 

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

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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.