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Lead Integration Architect - Personal Insurance

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

As a Lead Integration Architect, you will help lead the effort to create the 'north star' technology architecture for the Personal Insurance organization of a global, Dow 30 company.

As a Lead Architect for Integration work within Personal Insurance Technology, you will interface directly with senior technology leaders to transform our current business and technology capabilities and pave the way for best-in-class solutions. You will be a dedicated partner to senior Technology and Business leaders as you define a target state, roadmaps and identify new and emerging technologies that will transform and optimize the business.

As a successful candidate, you are a visionary leader with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions. You are results-driven and bring strong Architecture and engineering skills and a deep understanding of modern technologies. You are a person of high integrity, who believes in challenging the status quo when needed, while always first seeking to understand.

You will work within a community of architecture leaders, charged with establishing and evolving a unified architecture vision.
Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations.
  • Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in the following areas:
  • Application Integration/APIs
  • Middleware technologies
  • Messaging and Event driven architectures
  • Mulesoft or similar API technology platforms
  • AWS Certification Preferred'

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.
  • API and Data Integration architecture experience required
  • Mulesoft Platform and Event Driven Architecture experience preferred
  • Experience with B2B partner integrations preferred

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge:
  • Has design expertise and hands on experience implementing real time and near real time data integration architectures.
  • Has design expertise and hands on experience defining and implementing APIs based on REST and JSON.
  • Has design expertise and hands on experience with pub-sub and and messaging architectures.
  • 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.

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 are a candidate and have specific 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.