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Travelers Solution Architect in Toronto, Ontario



Solution Architect

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Technology Strategy: Participates in the development of technology blueprints, definition of target states, solution recommendations and roadmaps to solve business and technical needs that adhere to architectural strategies and consider the overall cost of ownership and investment for the future.

Solution Planning: Participates in solution planning (annual planning, ideation, origination) to translate business strategy into technical vision, recommends solution options and supports ROM sizing). Includes reference architectures, quality attributes, patterns, models, technical standards, solution outline, trade off analysis infrastructure design. Documenting and Communicating

Architectures: Develops architecture deliverables and communicates to business and IT to help others see the value of the architecture and how to use it successfully. Architecture Conformance and Governance: Executes technology governance processes and architecture design reviews (CARB, EAC) to ensure architectural adherence and enterprise solution acceptance.

Technology Research: Participates in research, test and learn (POC) and lead development of new or foundational components or utilities to drive transformation and innovation.

Technology Adoption: Participates in the adoption of technologies, practices, communicates new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices to raise the overall technical competency.

Technology Product evaluation and assessment: Participates in the technical evaluation of new and existing products (e.g. version upgrades) ensuring alignment to business needs, technology governance, security and procurement processes.

Infrastructure Design: Participates in the definition and specification for environments and infrastructures to support LOB needs, considering cost, capacity and scalability.

Technology planning: Participates in the technology and functional health assessment and lifecycle disposition to ensure sustainability, modernization and technical currency of applications and technology products.

Performance and stability: Participates in determination of stability and performance criteria for solutions and participates in design, and performance analysis at the applications and technology domain level

Technology problem resolution and Production Support: Participates and in efforts to remediate high priority/critical application problems.

Technology expertise domains: Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in multiple of the following: Development platforms (.NET, J2EE, COM, COBOL, CICS, IMS). User and B2B Interfaces. Web Service design. Application Integration. Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, ETL, RDBMS. Middleware technologies. Document Composition and Forms technologies. Document, Imaging and Web Content Management. Print technology support. Transaction design (OLTP, Batch, etc.). Component Based Design. Operating Systems. Office/Productivity Suites. ERP Systems. Performance Engineering. Networks, Telephone. WEB Technologies. Perform other duties as assigned.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

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Job Summary:

Participates in activities to define architecture in adherence to the architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies. This role does not manage others.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

3 years technology related experience preferred. 1 year experience as a technical lead preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Operates standard office equipment - Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) - Frequently Standing - Frequently Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Continuously

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field. 2 years technology related experience required.

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.

Licensing or Certificates:

Technical Knowledge: Has master level knowledge of multiple programming disciplines and a thorough understanding of the business that the assigned projects are supporting. Uses this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates sound analytic and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and/or where information is available but must be further manipulated. Once decisions are made, is able to follow and direct action to implement intended results. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Openly and directly confronts conflict until resolved. Knows how to execute to get things done. Able to perform credible analyses. Uses sound judgment and reasoning to draw conclusions leading to the selection of the best solution from a review of the alternatives. Effectively assesses short-term implications of decisions and understands the impact on the department and business unit(s) supported. Team Orientation: Builds relationships with peers and other departments to achieve objectives, to work as one team and to secure necessary resources not under his/her personal control. Balances team/individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interest. Commitment to Quality Results: Creates an atmosphere where business partner issues are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and optimize the value of assigned projects. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge. Ensures that reports are precise, timely and accurate. Planning and Project Management: Works with the project manager/manager in identifying those project tasks that are most important, establishes clear priorities and understands the larger picture. Anticipates and effectively responds to changes in workload and resources. Financial Awareness: Understands, has input to the budget process, and shares responsibility for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects. Responsible for important and confidential information.

Primary Location:

Toronto - Ontario - Canada

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.