Sr. Technology 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
Under general supervision, demonstrates a thorough understanding of the activities performed related to engineering support, installation and/or operations of infrastructure technologies. Plans at an operational level designing and developing technology solutions interfacing with appropriate customers, management and technical resources. Facilitates and/or participates in the design, development, and implementation of large complex technology solutions supporting one or more business and/or technology areas. Develops and implements appropriate solutions that may involve multiple platforms, databases, software/hardware technologies and tools. Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of changing priorities. This job is a team lead.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The Travelers 'Application Delivery & Runtime Environments' group is seeking a Sr. Technology Engineer to join our team. Candidates should have a strong background in JEE application servers, application runtimes, application enablement services and cloud technologies. They should have strong experience in engaging and improving Application Environment & Enablement Services from inception through operations, day-to-day support and enhancements. They will be providing guidance on all Application Enablement services by measuring and monitoring system health, latency and availability. The person should be able to provide automation solutions for these services and will be responsible for the overall services reliability and scalability. The candidate would work closely with numerous cross functional IT teams (Operations, Developers, Performance, Network, etc.) to troubleshoot complex Application Enablement Services infrastructure and/or application related issues.

It is expected that the candidates should also have an understanding of supporting infrastructure components that comprise application runtime environments. Examples of supporting components are load balancers, web servers, operating systems, relational databases, security technologies, monitoring tools/techniques, source control management systems, deployment models/methodologies, IDE's and multiple programming languages.

This position requires a candidate to work closely with numerous teams and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Primary Duties:

-Lead projects ( POCs, Research, Execution).
-Provide day to day support of application runtimes and enablement infrastructures.
-Assist application teams w/ deployments to server environments.
-Responsible for automating all application runtime services we support
-Responsible for configuring deployment tool(s) and/or configuring application server resources in an enterprise server environment.
-Troubleshoot application related issues in a large scale server environments.
-Assist in designing and engineering Enterprise Application Runtime infrastructures.
-Provide technical consulting for enterprise projects/initiatives.
-Liaison w/ Operations, Engineering and application teams.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 3 years of experience in Technology required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Technology or a related field preferred. 5 years of experience in Technology preferred. Experience providing technical direction to project teams preferred. Working knowledge of infrastructure technologies such as Network, Database, Server, Storage etc. preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following technical skills: Foundational IT Infrastructure Operating Systems Software Knowledge of process discipline and IDLC methodology

Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience
* 5+ years of experience running application runtime services (WebSphere, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Liberty, JBoss, Tomcat)
* 3+ year of development of systems management and administration automation (Perl, Python, Groovy, Ruby, Java)
* 2+ years of distributed system management experience ( Linux, Windows, PaaS/Containers )
* 1+ years of JEE container management in PaaS (cloud foundry, docker, kubernetes )

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.