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The Travelers Indemnity Company.

Application Performance Architect

The Travelers Indemnity Company. - Hartford, CT

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.

Job Summary

Looking through the lens of application performance objectives, 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 moderately complex or single projects.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations which adhere to Application Performance Management best practices. Ensure architectural adherence and infrastructure efficiencies through blueprint and design reviews. Provide guidance to ensure Application Performance Management principles are successfully applied throughout the SDLC in support of multiple, concurrent SAFe Agile projects. Help evolve Performance practices to align with new frameworks and methodologies employed by Dev teams. Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance issues across the full stack. Support 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, frameworks and process aligning with best practices. Perform product evaluations, Proof of Concepts and find innovative ways to better leverage newer technologies to address requirements. Contributes and leads to help expand eBusiness’s Center of Excellence related to Application Performance and establish foundational practices relevant to other Technical Architecture disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of technology related experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

Self-initiated leader who consistently delivers high quality results with limited guidance and willingly trains, guides and positively influences others.

Strong experience with Application Performance Management models; ability to define, articulate and influence process and approaches to conform to best practices.

Provide thought leadership to leverage available tool suites to enhance and improve APM processes throughout the application development life cycle as well as production monitoring. Strengths with dynaTrace products and HP Performance Center are preferable.

Experience with SAFE/Agile and Dev Ops models is preferable

Possesses experience in other technical architecture disciplines such as infrastructure, security, data networking and capacity management to help align and influence the use of these technologies to best suit application objectives as well as availability and performance requirements.

Possesses strong foundational technical skill sets & some architecture experience which can be leveraged as application use of current and newer technologies is expanded. Newer technology examples: cloud, platform as a service; such as Cloud Foundry or Azure. Familiarity with Node.js, IIS/.NET, and GitHub is a plus.

Experience with Content Delivery Networks, such as AKAMAI, and experience with leveraging CDN services to establish & implement best practice approaches related to application security and performance.

Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 2 years of product/project management and/or Software Development Life Cycle preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Technical Knowledge:

Has master level knowledge of multiple programming disciplines and a thorough understanding of the business that the assigned projects are supporting. Uses this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

Demonstrates sound analytic and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and/or where information is available but must be further manipulated. Once decisions are made, is able to follow and direct action to implement intended results. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Openly and directly confronts conflict until resolved. Knows how to execute to get things done. Able to perform credible analyses. Uses sound judgment and reasoning to draw conclusions leading to the selection of the best solution from a review of the alternatives. Effectively assesses short-term implications of decisions and understands the impact on the department and business unit(s) supported.

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. Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interest.

Self-Management: Supports a distinct business unit or several smaller functions. Responsibilities are assigned with some latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using established policies and procedures. Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification and direction before proceeding.

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 optimize the value of assigned projects. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge. Ensures that reports are precise, timely and accurate.

Planning and Project Management:

Works with the project manager/manager in identifying those project tasks that are most important, establishes clear priorities and understands the larger picture. Anticipates and effectively responds to changes in workload and resources.

Financial Awareness:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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