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 You will be taking part in and adhering to the architectural and technological strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives based on Common Delivery, Services Based Architecture, and Agility, for portfolios or domains. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Take part in and adhere to the efforts in association with solutions, roadmaps, and architectural recommendations. Be responsible for blueprints and design reviews in the governance process. Implement the strategy for stability and performance of solutions (including - project level design, debug and performance analysis) at the applications and technology domains level. Provide input into portfolio or prioritisation process as well as how escalation for remediation of application stability and performance will be managed for scope. Adopt new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance (best practices, guidelines and models for supported technologies.). Work with other architects, development groups, and OAI-Sys employees. May participate in enterprise engagements and initiatives like Centres of Excellence and own deliverables associated with these efforts. May participate in development and production support of application utilities. May participate in vendor and product management strategies to establish required infrastructures and frameworks. Own deliverables associated with product evaluations and Proof of Concepts. Participate in the day to day execution of the architectural strategy. Peer review solution designs and key design decisions produced by other architects. Support all planning and budgeting/estimating done on a project level and support business strategic plans. Keep apprised of industry trends and applies this knowledge to business solutions. Manage cross-functional objectives and/or priorities supporting assigned business area(s). As an employee you are expected to act in an ethical manner at all times. You will ensure you understand all compliance and regulatory requirements for your role by completing all necessary training and certifications. As an employee we expect your actions and outcomes will at all times meet local regulatory and supervisory approaches to ensure fair treatment of our customers. You will ensure you keep adequate records of all transactions undertaken with customers, brokers and all other parties. Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications You will need to have a general knowledge and experience in engaging with business stakeholders and turning requirements into IT solutions. You also need to have general knowledge of technical reference architectures in Java, .NET, SQL and SOA. Education, Work Experience & Knowledge You will also typically have a thorough knowledge of and experience in multiple technologies and architectures including: J2EE, Web Application Development (User and B2B), Service-Oriented Architecture and Web Services (SOAP, XML, REST), Application Frameworks (Spring, Struts, Hibernate, MVC, etc.), Middleware Technologies (Websphere, JBoss, Datapower), Relational Database Design (DB2/400, MS SQL Server), Document, Imaging, and Web Content Management (FileNet), Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and ETL, Transaction Design (OLTP, Batch), Component Based Design, Application Integration, Performance Engineering. You will typically also have: Working knowledge of architecture technology directions, Working knowledge in enterprise, application, and information architecture, Working knowledge of product and/or project management and Software development Life Cycle (SDLC), General knowledge of experience with influencing people in a matrixed organisation. Thorough knowledge of experience in multiple technologies and architectures. Previous Insurance industry experience. General knowledge of and experience in providing architecture guidance to Development Teams. Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies You should possess analytical and diagnostic skills and be confident in dealing with issues that are often novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory. You should be able to develop solutions by applying accepted processes or creating new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information. You will need to maintain partnerships across the organisation and be able to influence Senior Leadership through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team should be above your own interest. You should be able to provide direction and effectively lead by example to ensure that all services are meeting the stated business objectives on a timely basis with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost. You will need to keep all areas informed of developments affecting their function and as such should be effective at creating appropriate documentation and holding presentations. You should also be flexible, anticipate customer needs, and effectively communicate in a manner consistent with the audience. Physical Requirements Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (Can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously) Use of Display Screen Equipment (Continuously) Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.