Senior Architect (Guidewire)

Employer
Travelers Insurance
Location
Hartford, Connecticut
Salary
Not Specified
Closing date
Apr 5, 2024

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Category
IT
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
Workplace
In-Office

Job Details

Who Are We?

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.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$135,700.00 - $223,900.00

Target Openings

2

What Is the Opportunity?

As a Senior Architect for Guidewire within the Applied Modernization architecture organization, you will collaborate with senior Technology and Business leaders and apply your knowledge of modern technology to influence and innovate solutions that impact the business. In this role we will look to you to:
* Apply your broad Guidewire architecture experience by helping to support a strategic Guidewire initiative
* Provide consulting to our division architects and be a champion for helping to establish an enterprise Guidewire architecture practice
* Help to align capabilities within Guidewire to fit the needs of our business groups and look for opportunities to promote reusability and commonality
* Help to establish governance and control processes to ensure successful and healthy Guidewire implementations
* Demonstrate a strong passion for following and sharing Guidewire's Cloud roadmap and highlight opportunities and challenges to complement our initiatives

What Will You Do?

  • Architecture responsibility within a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Architecture Modernization
  • Works with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable business imperatives
  • Displays strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernization
  • Drives continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debt
  • Create a partnership with Senior Software Engineering
  • Looks for opportunities to capitalize on technology advances through analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential impact on the enterprise
  • Defines and leads technology proof of concepts to ensure feasibility of architecture solutions
  • Hands-on prototyping of new technology solutions
  • Partner with Software Engineering to execute proof of technologies
  • Defines target state technology architecture and roadmaps
  • Ensures alignment of IT initiatives with the target state
  • Builds strong partnership with engineering to ensure proper alignment of skills with technology direction
  • Prepares and delivers comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategy
  • Optimizes talent strategy to ensure proper mix of resources and attracts and recruits best talent
  • Continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architecture
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelor's in technology related field or equivalent with 5+ years of technology Architecture experience
  • Previous experience with Guidewire Cloud, Policy Center preferred. Billing Center and Claim Center considered
  • Provided mentorship to architects
  • Organizational and transformational experience in an agile operating model
  • Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization
  • Strong proven Software Engineering experience
  • Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals
  • Proven track record of influencing senior leadership
  • Insurance technology experience
  • Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Must be passionate about technology transformations
  • Has hands on experience in the last 3 years
  • Executed technology modernization initiatives including migration to cloud native and API Strategy
  • Current deep experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps
  • Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud
  • Good understanding of security
  • Experienced with large scale technology platforms

What is a Must Have?

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in work experience.
  • Six years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results. 


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.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


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For more than 160 years Travelers has earned a reputation as a leader in personal, business and specialty insurance because we take care of our customers. When you work at Travelers, life’s most important moments become your life’s work. That means helping families feel secure, businesses to prosper, knowing that you’ve made a difference, and feeling like you belong to something bigger.


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A career at Travelers means being part of a team comprised of 30,000 + talented and passionate people that’s evolving to meet changing needs – from customer service to data science and beyond. If that’s more than you imagined in an insurance career, it’s time to join us at Travelers.


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