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 Under general direction, this position participates in and adheres 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. In addition, this position is responsible for providing some technical leadership for applications and technology domains. This role does not manage others. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities Participates in or leads part of efforts in association with solutions, roadmaps, and architectural recommendations. Depending on size of application or scope of project, facilitates and/or executes the governance process (i.e. blueprint and design reviews) for projects. Implements the strategy for stability and performance of solutions (including - project level design, debug and performance analysis) at the applications and technology domains level. Provides input into portfolio or prioritization process as well as how escalation for remediation of application stability and performance will be managed for scope. Ability to prioritize on his/her own. Contributes to and influences adoption of new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance (best practices, guidelines and models for supported technologies.) Collaborates with other architects, development groups, and OAI-Sys employees. May participate in enterprise engagements and initiatives like Centers of Excellence and owns deliverables associated with these efforts. May participate in development and production support of application utilities and owns deliverables associated with these efforts. May participate in vendor and product management strategies to establish required infrastructures and frameworks and owns deliverables associated with these efforts. Owns deliverables associated with product evaluations and Proof of Concepts'. Participates in the day to day execution of the architectural strategy. Other duties as assigned. Education, Work Experience & Knowledge 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 technical reference architectures in Java, .NET, SQL and SOA required. General knowledge of experience with influencing people in a matrixed organization. Thorough knowledge of experience in multiple technologies and architectures. General knowledge of Insurance industry experience. General knowledge of experience in engaging with business stakeholders and turning requirements into IT solutions required. General knowledge of experience in providing architecture guidance to Development Teams. Thorough knowledge of experience in multiple technologies and architectures including: J2EE Web Application Development (User & B2B) Service-Oriented Architecture & 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 Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies Demonstrates 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. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Bases decisions on an accurate understanding of the situation. Keeps apprised of industry trends and applies this knowledge to business solutions. Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence peers and their management through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team is above own interest. 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. Supports all planning and budgeting/estimating done on a project level and is supportive of the business strategic plans. Environmental/Work Schedules/Other Each individual has responsibility for: Acting in accordance with Travelers Companies' Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Business Excellence Policy and all HR policies and procedures Delivering high quality service to brokers and customers in line with our service standards Complying with all legal, insurance, regulatory, Lloyd's and Sarbanes Oxley rules and guidelines Acting at all time in compliance with the Treating Customers Fairly outcomes Working as a team with colleagues within the Company and the Enterprise Developing strong relationships with our key supporting brokers and customers and all other key external stakeholders Adhering to the Company's policies and procedures Keeping adequate records of all transactions undertaken with brokers, customer and all other parties Continually looking for improvement both from a personal and business perspective 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.