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Data Architect

Travelers Insurance

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 22, 2020.

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.

Target Openings 1 Job Description Summary Defines and executes on the architectural guidance, technological recommendations and transition strategies.

This role does not manage others.

Primary Job Duties Responsibilities Technology Strategy Participates in and may lead 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 and may lead solution planning (annual planning, ideation, origination) to translate business strategy into technical vision, recommends solutions and supports ROM sizing.

Includes reference architectures, quality attributes, patterns, models, technical standards, solution outline, trade off analysis infrastructure design.

Documenting and Communicating Architectures Leads development of 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 and may lead technology governance processes and architecture design reviews (CARB, EAC) to ensure architectural adherence and enterprise solution acceptance.

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

Technology Adoption Participate and my lead effort to adopt new technologies, practices, communicates new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices to raise the overall technical competency.

Technology Product evaluation and assessment Participates in and may lead 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 and may lead the definition and specification for environments and infrastructures to support LOB needs, considering cost, capacity and scalability.

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

Performance and stability Defines 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 prioritycritical application problems.

Technology expertise domains Provide architectural strategy and subject matter expertise in multiple of the following Open Data, DaaS , MaaS Data streaming and real-time data processing NoSql or NewSql databases (MongoDB, or similar) RDBMS platforms (Oracle, MS SqlServer ) Open Source RDBMS ( MariaDB, mySql , PostgreSQL) Cloud data analytical environments (Amazon S3 or others) including big data concepts Industry standard data formats (CSIO, Acord) ETL tools (Ab Initio, Talend, or similar) BIA tools (Qlik, MicroStrategy, or similar) Data preparation tools Data governance practices including metadata management, master data management, data profiling, data quality, and data cataloguing Data design for microservices architecture Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field.

4 years experience in enterprise, application, technology andor information architecture required.

Education, Work Experience, Knowledge 5 years experience in enterprise, application, technology andor information architecture preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills Competencies Technical Knowledge Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with in-depth knowledge and experience working with complex data projects involving Open Data, Data-as-a-Service, and Model-as-a-Service.

W orks with data at scale in an agile manner identifying, composing, publishing, or consuming models.

Has experience with traditional data intensive applications including data migrations, data integrations, and data warehouse construction.

Strong experience with building normalized, de-normalized, and multidimensional data models.

Recognizes opportunities to build reusable data products and promote the use of data assets.

Holistic view of data with an end-to-end perspective from point of entry to all downstream consumers.

Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

Experience with eliciting data requirements from business, finance, and technology stakeholders and converting high level requirements into designs.

Problem Solving Decision Making Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined andor 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.

Strong ability to identify 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.

Management and 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.

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.

Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.

Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.

Planning and Project Management Supports operational planning 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.

Works effectively with our business and vendor partners to define and monitor the integrity of the data design throughout the SDLC.

Works in an agile environment and drives continuous process and quality improvements with controls in mind to satisfy audit, privacy, cyber security and governance considerations.

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.

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.