Solution Architect
Travelers - Hartford, CT

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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.

SUMMARY:
The primary function of this position is to provide architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives based on Common Delivery, Services Based Architecture, and Agility for complex and/or multiple projects.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations
Ensure architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews
Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance
Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance
Perform project level design, debug and performance analysis
Responsible for the development and production support of enterprise application utilities and models to include publishing, best practices and guidelines for supported technologies
Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks
Provide 'Shrink Wrap' solutions to solve business and technical needs
Perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts'
Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in the following areas (dependent on knowledge and expertise):

WEB Technologies
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, Telephony

WORK EXPERIENCE:
7+ years in enterprise, application, and information architecture design.
Experience managing the application delivery process.
Minimum of 3 years experience in people, product and/or project management.
Experience working in a matrixed organization.

OTHER:
Technical Knowledge
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

Problem Solving & Decision Making
Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom. Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

Team Orientation
Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team is above own interest.

Self-Management
Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units. Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives.

Commitment to Quality Result
Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others. Anticipates and responds to management requests for information with timely, accurate findings.

Planning and Project Management
Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning. Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic and positive. Sets appropriate goals for projects, and monitors progress against the plan.

Financial Awareness
Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects. Is responsible for important and confidential information.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

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