Associate Systems Architect - Systems Development

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POST DATE 11/13/2019
END DATE 11/24/2019

Travelers Insurance Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Company InformationSolid 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 SummaryThis is a stellar career opportunity to join our dynamic and growing Personal Insurance Business Technology group. The successful candidate will join our division's team of systems architecture experts and advance your continued career growth. You will learn new concepts, refine you're your current skill base, and develop new career and business acumen. The primary function of this position is to provide architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives for moderately complex or single projects.Primary Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe primary function of this position is to provide architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives for moderately complex or single projectsPrimary Job Duties & Responsibilities :Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations for Personal Insurance Business Technology. Ensure architectural adherence through solution blueprint and design reviews. Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance issues. Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance. Perform project level design, debug and performance analysis. Responsible for implementing solutions utilizing enterprise application utilities and models and to contribute to best practices and guidelines for supported technologies. Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks. Provide recommendations for '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 (Javascript, .NET, C#, Java/J2EE), Software-as-a-service (SaaS) architectures, Cloud platform architectures, legacy development (COM, COBOL, CICS, IMS), working knowledge of Component based, Microservice, and service-based design patterns. Additional assignments may include: 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.), Operating Systems, Office/Productivity Suites, ERP Systems, Performance Engineering, Networking and Telephony concepts.Minimum QualificationsHigh School diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of technology related experience required.Education, Work Experience & KnowledgeBachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 2 years of technology related experience preferred.Job Specific & Technical Skills & CompetenciesStrong written and verbal skills. Strong working knowledge of software development and SDLC processes. Familiar with one or more Agile methodologies. Technical Knowledge: Has expert knowledge of at least one application discipline, along with the ability to rapidly learn technical and business concepts relevant to the systems supported. Possesses a working knowledge of the business and/or technical environments in which the system operates and a solid knowledge of the business function supported. Demonstrates the desire and aptitude to become the expert in one or more technical disciplines and applies substantial effort to gaining more knowledge in that area. Familiar with architecture frameworks and software design patterns. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Devises technically feasible solutions for moderately complex problems. Uses innovative insights and creativity in evaluating alternatives. Demonstrates advanced ability to research and analyze business requirements and produce programming specifications for the system supported. Differentiates problem definition from symptoms. 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. Highly collaborative. Confident working in a multi-site, multi-shore, matrixed organization. Balances team/individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Adaptable. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interest. Self-Management: Maintains the operational integrity of a single system and the business function it supports. Demonstrates maturity and discretion in handling confidential data related to the system. Commitment to Quality Result: Works effectively with business unit to formulate specifications and present results of analysis. Works with management to establish schedules. Places high priority on services and consistently meets scheduled dates. Handles business contacts with clear, concise communication in business terms. Adjusts to changing priorities. Demonstrates attitude of willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Planning and Project Management: Sets appropriate goals and priorities. Completes multiple tasks in the time allocated to accomplish results. Accurately evaluates and estimates new tasks. Provides management with accurate and timely status information. Financial Awareness: Assesses financial impact of recommended designs/solutions. Works with Financial Analysts to identify pertinent facts for systems/projects and cost/benefit analysis.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementTravelers is an equal opportunity employer.