Innovation Architect

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

Travelers Claim Architecture has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Software Developer to join our talented team. We are looking for a passionate technology professional that enjoys learning and helping others grow. You will be joining an innovative team, that is creating forward thinking software solutions. These solutions include new capabilities and foundational features to enable sustainable business delivery.

You pride yourself as a quick learner, comfortable with ambiguity, have a passion for learning and applying new technologies, enjoy working in a fast paced agile environment, and love to automate things. You also should enjoy mentoring, driving adoption on new technologies and design patterns.

This position requires you to perform under limited supervision to plan and execute at a strategic level. You will lead the design, development, and implementation of highly complex project(s) that support a business or technology area or influence outcomes across multiple line(s) of business. You will establish best practices and set standards.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
This is a unique opportunity for you to perform as a senior technologist and architectural advisor directly influencing a large information technology organization via your strong technical leadership. You will need a passion for finding solutions to complex technical challenges and find enjoyment in helping others grow and develop. Your strong desire to learn and explore technology and design patterns will greatly enable a premier insurance company to maintain our competitive edge in a digital world. Help us drive our architectural runway and enablement.

In this position you will perform as a lead technologist to masterfully assess and design applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems. You must have a broad, conceptual understanding of the technology architecture trends and directions coupled with demonstrated technical mastery for technologies, frameworks, and/or languages. You should also have the ability to influence and/or set technical direction, contributing and communicating your expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts to a broader audience.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of programming/development experience required. 1 year of experience as a technical lead required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering. 9 years of programming/development experience preferred. 2 years of experience as a technical lead preferred. Expert level knowledge in Microsoft .NET with some experience in Angular and NodeJS.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Microsoft .NET expertise (C#), experience with JavaScript frameworks such Angular, NodeJS, Knockout, Vue.js, automated testing (i.e. NUnit, Jasmine), test automation tools such as Selenium, automated DevOps pipeline

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
May require occasional off hours support depending upon team deliverables and schedules.

Preferred Qualifications
Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to expertly diagnose root causes and solve complex problems. Able to collaborate with the business to influence best practices. Able to think broadly and strategically to identify and remove potential barriers to success and anticipate future challenges.

Team Orientation: Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders across multiple teams, organizations, and/or enterprise. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.

Leadership: Demonstrates the thought leadership necessary to set broad technical direction. Exhibits the skills needed to be seen as a technical within the organization. Able to effectively influence across multiple teams, organizations, and/or enterprise. Able to provide feedback and/or coaching regarding technical resources.

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 including senior leadership. Able to effectively communicate with all levels of management in business terms and describe IT capabilities and concepts in ways that the business can understand. Is a trusted advisor on technology business solutions.

Planning and Project Management: Demonstrates ability to strategically identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall vision in mind. Able to anticipate and resolve critical technical issues to ensure successful project delivery. Effectively communicates technical risks, issues and escalates appropriately. Has a strong understanding and drives the use of the project and program management methodology and process.

Financial Awareness: Able to accurately assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions. Demonstrates ability to conduct a sound technical cost/benefit analysis and impact to total cost of ownership.

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

Licensing or Certificates

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.