About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

Data Integration Technical Lead

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.

Claim Technology is a growing organization that is on a transformational journey in partnership with the Claim business leadership and Travelers business leaders to understand and adapt to market disruptors and transform Travelers business, as well as to further the opportunities to leverage Agile / Lean methodologies in delivering business capabilities.

As a Technical Lead you are responsible for the end to end design and implementation of a business intelligence application through expert ETL knowledge and/or analysis skills.
This position offers excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth. We seek professionals with stable and consistent track records.
  • Lead day to day running of technical aspects of a project
  • Working with the project team to ensure timely delivery
  • Assisting Information Architects on high level design
  • Respond to technical questions/issues related to the project
  • Ensure technical excellence and skills of development staff through training, valuation and continued development
  • Enforce standards, best practices and tool usage within the team
  • Ensure completion of code reviews
  • Lead tasking/estimating for stories and defects

Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent work experience, minimum 5 years of work experience in related field Typically has 7 or more years of experience.
  • Extensive experience in Informatica is a must.
  • Experience in ETL solution architecture on Informatica platform is a plus
  • Experience in Abinitio is a plus
  • TDM solution implementation experience using Informatica is a plus
  • Data Warehouse development
  • Database technology such as Teradata, DB2, IMS, SQL Server & Oracle
  • Hands-on experience designing, developing and optimizing complex solutions that move and/or manipulate large volumes of data.
  • Hands-on experience and proficiency with SQL preferred.
  • Hands-on experience and proficiency with Unix preferred.
  • Working knowledge and use of BI/DW development methodologies, standards and procedures
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore resources

Technical Knowledge Able to expertly assess, design, develop, configurate and support applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems to achieve business and/ or technical requirements. Demonstrates technical mastery for technologies, applications, systems, frameworks, and/or languages and has the ability to influence and/or set technical direction or defect resolution. Fully understands business applications and/or technical system environments in which the system operates. Demonstrates proficiency in business concepts. Demonstrates expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts. Able to evaluate and leverage pre-existing services and frameworks. Leverages enterprise and industry best practices and standards. Works to ensure component interactions follow and promote design best practices. Communication Skills Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience. Exhibits active and effective communication skills with team members - including active listening and effective written and verbal communication skills. Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team. Able to present complex technical concepts to audiences of varying size and level. Business Knowledge & Partnership Able to develop and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and optimize value through solution identification aligned with business objectives, goals, and future technology direction. Able to easily communicate in business terms and describe IT capabilities/concepts in ways that the business can understand. Problem Solving & Decision Making Able to expertly diagnose root causes, solve complex problems, and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams. Able to break a problem down into manageable pieces, evaluate potential risks/alternatives, and implement effective, timely solutions. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action including escalating situations as appropriate. Demonstrates sound decision making and problem resolution skills. Often consulted by team members for problem resolution and guidance. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Trusted technical advisor. Team Orientation Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders. Able to influence project stakeholders and team members. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Leadership Able to set and assign technical goals and priorities for self and team members. Exhibits team leadership. Able to set team?s technical direction. Able to provide feedback and/or coaching regarding technical resources. Planning and Project Management Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall strategy in mind. Able to manage time and competing priorities. Able to accurately estimate the tasks and resources needed to complete assigned project work. Financial Awareness Able to accurately assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions. Demonstrates ability to understand relevant costs associated with assigned project work.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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