Senior Solution Architect - Technology & Modernization

Hartford, Connecticut

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Target Openings

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Job Description Summary

Travelers has a challenging career opportunity for a Sr. Solution Architect to join a talented architecture team in our dynamic and growing Personal Insurance IT Architecture group. This hands-on role provides leadership in all technical aspects of our projects, architecting end-to-end solutions across distributed, host and business intelligence environments. Important to the success of this position is the ability to understand business challenges and to translate them into long term sustainable technical solutions. The Solution Architect will work in conjunction with the architecture community/IT Delivery Leadership and Business partners to ensure alignment with roadmaps, reference architecture and standards through a common assurance process. The ideal candidate will have experience in current technologies and be able to lend hands-on expertise if needed.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with our Technology Value Stream agile teams on various modernization initiatives
  • Work closely with the architecture and design teams in establishing implementation patterns for the solutions
  • Influence organizational direction in strategically complex and/or sensitive environments
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance.
  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.
  • Leverage defined roadmap, reference architecture and standards for PIBT and the Enterprise.
  • Architect end-to-end solutions for multi layered applications on a variety of technology stacks .
  • Define pros and cons of solution options to arrive at consensus around architecture decisions.
  • ensure recommended architecture is consistent, maintainable, flexible, and cost effective
  • Conduct PoV and related MVP for new ideas and solutions to evangelize the idea through practical usage
  • Ensure sound architectural practices are followed through architecture blueprint, design and code reviews and through mentorship and organization influence.
  • Partner with delivery teams and product management areas to recommend appropriate frameworks and patterns;
  • Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance.
  • assist the agile teams as they perform feature level design, development, testing, and performance analysis;
  • Work with Enterprise to establish required infrastructures and frameworks.
  • Communicate effectively and in the context of your audience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Familiar with Agile Development Methodology
  • Familiar with the .NET framework including .NET Core
  • Experience with Spring Framework in Java or Kotlin
  • Experience with microservice development
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices
  • Familiar and experience a plus with Cloud native on PCF
  • Familiar and experience a plus with Public Cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform)

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. 


If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.


Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.


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.