Data Engineer

Hartford, Connecticut

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
Facilitate sourcing data from a variety of different sources (internal and external), preparing it at the 'right speed' for analytic consumption. Incumbents use advanced analytical tools to perform exploratory analysis of data to determine business viability. JOB SUMMARY Performs data acquisition, preparation, and performs analysis leveraging a variety of data programming techniques. This job does not manage others This job works under Moderate Supervision: Incumbent performs standard and routine assignments independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may require exceptions to procedures or processes are referred to the supervisor.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Data Acquisition, Prep and Exploration: Independently acquires and integrates data. Reviews unfamiliar data. Independently reviews, prepares, designs and integrates moderately complex (type, quality, volume) data, correcting problems and recommends data cleansing/quality solutions to issues. Works within Travelers standards, processes, and protocols. Applies moderate and assists with complex data derivations, business transformation rules and data requirements. Coordinates aspects of larger projects and may lead small scale projects and with general supervision. Performs analysis of moderately complex (type, quality, volume) sources to determine value and use. Recommends data to include in analytical projects. Creates simple (technology and features) data visualization techniques to help support data exploration. Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms. Seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities. Begins to interact with customers at higher level with manager support. Analytic Data Discovery: Operationalize and automates moderately complex (more systems, data sets and streams, size of data sets more substantial) data products independently. Incorporate core data management competencies - data governance, data security, data quality. Builds, tests, and implements moderately complex analytic business products, including pilots and proof of concept. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements. Analytic Support: Independently train business users on data products/analytic environment. Ensures customer satisfaction through professional communication, follow-up, and responsiveness to issues. Consultation: Shares knowledge with users on data or analytic products. Develops effective relationships with stakeholders. Provide guidance to and mentorship to lower level technical employees. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
2 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's Degree - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business preferred. 4 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Intermediate knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred. Examples (but not limited to): Big data and Hadoop platforms and languages - SAS, SQL, Spark, Python, Pig, Hive, QlikView, Tableau. 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. Business Knowledge & Partnership: Able to clearly and concisely communicate with the business. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities. Works with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals. Decision Making: Able to recognize and analyze business and data issues of intermediate complexity with minimal supervision. Able to recognize when escalation is necessary. 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 (Project Management): Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information. Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks. Financial Awareness: Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment - Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) - Continuously Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Continuously

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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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.