Senior Director Architecture - Access and Identity

at Travelers in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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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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As a Senior Director of Architecture, you will help to lead the effort to create the “north star” technology architecture for the “Digital Enablement” of a global, Dow 30 company.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

As a direct report to the VP Digital Enablement Architecture, you will interface directly with senior technology leaders to transform our current business and technology capabilities and pave the way for best-in-class solutions across the entire Customer Digital identity Lifecycle. 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 and the end-user experience. As an organizational leader, you will humbly serve and inspire a team of high-performing Architects and Engineers who you will coach, mentor, and empower.

As a successful candidate, you are a visionary technologist 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 Identity-as-a-Cloud, Cloud-native, APIs. 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.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

+ Organizational responsibility the Access and Identity Architecture segment of Technology Architecture in support of the Enterprise

+ Frame high level solutions to enable CIAM capabilities that are in alignment with the business and technology strategy and enterprise architecture guiding principles and standards

+ Work with the Senior leadership within Technology and Business to develop architecture priorities and direction to enable CIAM capabilities

+ Displays strong thought leadership and exercises influence across the enterprise to enable various business units to adopt modern application authorization protocols

+ Drives continuous technology transformation to minimize technical debt

+ Create a partnership with Senior Software Engineering leadership

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

+ Defines and leads technology proof of concepts to ensure feasibility of new technology architecture solutions

+ Defines target state technology architecture and roadmaps

+ Ensures alignment of IT initiatives with the target state

+ Builds strong partnership with engineering to ensure proper alignment of skills with technology direction

+ Prepares and delivers comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategy

+ Optimizes talent strategy to ensure proper mix of resources and attracts and recruits best talent

+ Continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness of the architecture

Minimum Qualifications

+ High School diploma or equivalent required.

+ 6 years of experience in enterprise, application, and/or information architecture required.

+ 3 years of experience managing others and/or technical teams.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

+ Bachelor’s in technology related field or equivalent with 7+ years of technology Architecture experience

+ Experience with identity lifecycle management, and knowledge of Cyber Security standards and best practices.

+ Provided mentorship to architecture team

+ Organizational and transformational Leadership Experience in an agile operating model

+ Help define strategic technology direction and architecture vision for an organization

+ Expert level Software Engineering experience

+ Develop technology target state, roadmaps that aligned to Short- and Long-term business goals

+ Proven track record of Influencing senior leadership

+ Insurance technology experience

+ Strong grasp of value creation and business capability models

+ Innovation and Continuous Improvement

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

+ Must be passionate about technology transformations

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

+ Experience developing identity management strategies, architecture, and implementations

+ Deep knowledge of Identity-as-a-Service solution, preferably Okta Identity Cloud

+ Excellent knowledge of modern authentication protocols, including Primary & Delegated Authentication, Federated Authentication and Single-Sign-On, Knowledge Based Authentication, Multi-Factor Authentication

+ Experience in implementation of Policy-Based Access Controls or Role Base Access Controls

+ Knowledge of modern OAuth 2 authorization flows, including Authorization flow with PKCE and client-credential authorization flow

+ Experience with AWS products and services is preferred, and AWS certification is desired

+ Experience with various architectural patterns, including micro-service and event-driven architecture

+ Has hands on experience in the last 3 years

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

+ Excellent understanding of security

+ Experienced with large scale technology platforms

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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Job Posting: JC193961955

Posted On: Oct 03, 2021

Updated On: Nov 06, 2021