Westchester is one of the largest and most diverseexcess and surplus lines commercial property and casualty insurance companiesin the United States. Focused on the wholesale distribution channel,Westchester provides innovative specialty products for property, specialtycasualty, environmental, professional risk, inland marine, product recall,small business, binding and programs. The business is further distinguished byexceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence and superior claimshandling expertise.
Westchester is a company of Chubb, the world slargest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualtyinsurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance andlife insurance to a diverse group of clients. Parent company Chubb Limited islisted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of theS&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, Londonand other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.
The Application Architect is a key resource whodevelops end-to-end technical solutions for Westchester digital business andrelated technology initiatives. The resource will lead a team of developers,work with business partners, and other IT functions to build and deliverbusiness capabilities. The resource works closely with the wider architectureteam and enterprise architects to develop Westchester digital technologyroadmaps.
The Application Architect will:
Partner with business leadership toidentify opportunities for technology innovation and implement the digitalpartner integrations.
Be responsible for designing businesssolutions and capabilities in alignment with the organization's digitalstrategy.
Works closely with the team thatdrives implementation of the digital initiatives which have impact on thebusiness growth.
Collaborate with the enterprisedigital team to build new integrations with our digital partners.
Estimate the work effort needed to developdigital capabilities and services to integrate with external partners.
Lead and oversee a team of developersin achieving the digital development objectives.
Collaborate with applicationarchitect(s) to understand the requirements and functionality, and translateinto digital requirements.
Recommends emerging scalable andreusable technical solutions to increase market share and minimize operational expenses.
Design and implement solutions withMicrosoft Azure API Mgmt. Gateway, Service Fabric, Kubernetes and other opensource frameworks.
Keep up to date with market trends; participatein designing innovative, and cutting edge software solutions.
Bachelors or Master s Degree in IT orcomputer science related.
10+ years of IT experience and 3+years preferably in the P&C Insurance domain
Experience in contemporary Digitaltechnologies and platforms, including APIs, SaaS, Micro Services, .Net, C#,Service Fabric, Angular, AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data Analytics.
Well-versed in messaging platforms andqueuing mechanisms.
Advanced technical troubleshooting,diagnosing, and problem solving skills.
Proven experience in handling the dataand expertise in variety of database technologies such as SQL Server, Mongo DBetc.,
Good communication skills includingwritten, diagrammatic and oral.
Able to convert complex ideas to easyto understand terms and express them to both a non-technical & technicalaudience.
Willingness and desire to learn the latesttechnologies.
Understanding of Agile delivery,Scrum, and Kanban techniques (nice-to-have).
Ability to communicate effectively(both written and verbal communication).