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Travelers Lead Architect (Guidewire) in Helena, Montana

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.

Job Category

Project Management, Technology

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

$143,000.00 - $235,900.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

Collaborative Environment, Transformational Projects, and a Growing Team!

As a member of Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology, you’ll be joining a strategic and collaborative team that is passionate about transforming our business and technology capabilities and paving the way for best-in-class solutions.

As a Lead Architect 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 extensive Guidewire architecture experience by helping to support multiple Guidewire initiatives across the enterprise

• Provide consulting expertise with 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

Let us help you accelerate your career as we grow our team and transform our business!

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architecture responsibility for a major segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Applied Modernization and Office of Enterprise Architecture business unit

  • 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 leadership

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience

  • Eight years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture within a line of business or enterprise area

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 7+ years of technology architecture experience

  • Provided mentorship to architecture leaders

  • Organizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating model

  • Establishes strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization

  • Expert level Software Engineering experience

  • Developed technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals

  • Proven track record of Influencing C-level leadership

  • Insurance technology experience

  • Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models

  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • 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 experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps

  • Cloud Architecture Certification (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on Cloud

  • Experience leading, or helping lead, a Guidewire transformational initiative

  • Working knowledge of Guidewire Cloud

  • Guidewire Certification – Specialist/Professional or Ace Preferred

  • Good understanding of security

  • Experienced with large scale technology platforms

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 (4-ESU@travelers.com) 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/ .