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.

Senior Software Programmer Business Intelligence & Analytics

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
Under general supervision, completes programming tasks including estimating design, analysis, coding, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs. This job does not lead others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Performs system programming tasks of medium complexity. Tasks require proficient programming and analytical skills. Responsibilities include estimating design, performing analysis, coding, configuration, testing, debugging, incident investigation documentation and application health monitoring/alerting implementation of programs. Manages these tasks simultaneously. Ensures customer satisfaction through professional communication, follow-up, and responsiveness to issues. Actively seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities. Continues to develop business knowledge while learning how work assignments address business issues. May begin to provide guidance and mentorship to lower level technical employees. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects. Other duties as assigned.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Related Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent work experience, minimum 1 year of work experience in related field. Typically has 3 or more years of experience.

Preferred skills and experience include:
  • Experience with relational database management systems like Oracle, SQL Server 2008 and above, etc. especially in the development and modification of SQL databases, SQL Procedures, data marts and must have knowledge of data warehouses to deliver data access to our business partners
  • Exposure to SQL 2008/2012 T-SQL development, Scheduling tools, Subversion, Autosys, DTS , SSIS
  • Solid Testing practices. Unit testing, system testing, integration testing, support for QA Testing and UAT Testing
  • Experience/exposure with one or more of the following: VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, .NET Framework, XML, or XSLT
  • Experience with ETL tools (SSIS, Talend, other large platform tools), Microsoft Analysis Services, IBM Host, power shell scripting
  • Exposure to Reporting tools such as Qlikview and SSRS
  • Good research, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and proven contribution to a team goal
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies and their applications
  • Ability to rapidly learn technical/business techniques and disciplines

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge Demonstrates intermediate programming/configuration/ analytical, discrepancy, defect, or incident investigation problem solving and resolution skills. Demonstrates an aptitude for learning and applying new programming languages and/or software development disciplines. Continues to develop understanding of the supported business systems. Beginning to develop the ability to recognize and analyze basic incident/defect trends and appropriately escalate. 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. Problem Solving & Decision Making Able to recognize and analyze business and technology problems of intermediate complexity with minimal supervision. Able to leverage previous experience to consider a variety of alternatives to arrive at a timely, practical, and cost-effective solution to resolve defects or incidents. Team Orientation Ability to foster relationships with peers to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Planning Ability to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information. Able to effectively evaluate and estimate routine tasks with clear precedent. Financial Awareness Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
May require occasional weekend work hours and travel up to 5% of time.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment Requires extended periods of computer use Requires extended periods of sitting

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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