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Travelers AVP & Chief Architect, Bond & Specialty Insurance in Braintree, Massachusetts

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.

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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

$156,800.00 - $258,700.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

As an Assistant Vice President and a Chief Architect, you will lead the effort to create the "north star" technology architecture for the Bond and Specialty Insurance (B&SI) Unit of a global, Dow 30 company.

As a direct report to the SVP, Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology, you will drive transformation of technology capabilities and pave the way for best-in-class solutions. You will also matrix report to the CIO of the B&SI segment where you will serve as a key member of the B&SI Technology Senior Leadership team. You will be a dedicated partner to senior Technology and Business leaders as you define a target state, roadmaps and identify new and emerging technologies that will transform and optimize the business. As an organizational leader, you will humbly serve and inspire a team of high-performing Architects who you will coach, mentor, and empower.

As a successful candidate, you are a visionary executive with a track record of building high-quality enterprise solutions and teams. You are results-driven and bring strong Architecture and engineering skills and a deep understanding of modern technologies including Cloud-native, APIs, AI and ML. You are a person of high integrity, who believes in challenging the status quo when needed, while always first seeking to understand.

You will work within a community of architecture leaders, charged with establishing and evolving a unified architecture vision.

As part of Bond & Specialty Insurance, you will lead three teams, one spanning the Management Liability, Surety, and Bond Claim value streams, one focused on the cross-cutting Business Insights & Analytics concerns across all value streams, and one building Common Domain Services for the others to leverage. You will establish the technical target state and roadmap and ensure that the multi-year plan incorporates and aligns with the overall technical strategy.

As a member of the Enterprise Architecture community, you will liaison between enterprise and business unit engineering and architecture teams driving commonality, standards and best practices into the business unit while influencing the enterprise agenda based on B&SI needs.

What Will You Do?

  • Full organizational responsibility for Technology Architecture in support of a business unit

  • Work with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable business imperatives

  • Display strong thought leadership in pursuit of modern architecture principals and technology modernization

  • Drive continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debt

  • Create a partnership with Senior Software Engineering leadership

  • Look for opportunities to capitalize on technology advances through analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential impact on the enterprise

  • Define and lead technology proof of concepts to ensure feasibility of new technology architecture solutions

  • Define target state technology architecture and roadmaps

  • Ensure alignment of IT initiatives with the target state

  • Build strong partnerships with engineering to ensure proper alignment of skills with technology direction

  • Prepare and deliver comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategy

  • Optimize talent strategy to ensure proper mix of resources to attract and recruitbest talent

  • Continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architecture

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 10+ years of technology Architecture experience

  • Have hands on experience in the last three years

  • Skilled in providing mentorship to senior architecture leaders

  • Organizational and transformational leadership experience in an agile operating model

  • Expert level Software Engineering awareness

  • Demonstrated experience leading development of strategic technology direction and architecture vision for a large organization

  • Experience in developing technology target state and roadmaps that align 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

  • Demonstrated ability to drive decisions

  • Must be passionate about technology transformations

  • Executed technology modernization initiatives including migration to cloud native and API Strategy

  • Current experience with AWS, APIs, accelerators, DevSecOps

  • Good understanding of security

  • Experience with large scale technology platforms

What is a Must Have?

  • 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

  • Two years of previous management experience

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.

  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.

  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.

  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.

  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

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 ( 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.

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