Software Programmer (Object Oriented Development)

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

Marketing Description
The application team supporting Corporate Finance is looking for a Software Programmer with 1-3 years experience. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to work with ERP technology and batch scheduling with a large strategic software application. The ideal candidate will have programming experience and fundamental technology skills. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a newly designed collaborative workspace with other team members. The candidate should have a passion for learning and desire to contribute to the success of the team and to the Corporate Finance business function.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Performs system programming tasks of basic complexity that are often repeatable. Responsibilities include performing basic analysis, coding, testing, debugging, configuration, incident investigation, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs. Estimates work assignments at a basic level. Often requires significant guidance from more experienced team members or a manager. Assists in the identification of business requirements. Begins to develop basic business knowledge and terminology through daily work assignments. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. Prior technology internship or work experience preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Developing analytical skills for programming/ configuration tasks, identifying discrepancies, incident and defect trends and resolutions, solution delivery, monitoring and/or support of applications of basic complexity. In addition, demonstrates an aptitude for learning assigned supported business systems and technology. Communication Skills: Ability to communicate thoughts/ideas clearly. Demonstrates basic 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 basic technology defects and incidents and develop timely, practical, cost effective solutions with supervisory assistance. Able to identify cause and effect relationships in assigned systems and applications. Team Orientation: Ability to foster relationships with peers to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views Planning: Ability to manage time and competing priorities. Developing the ability to accurately evaluate and estimate new tasks. Developing a planning skill set including providing management with accurate and timely status information.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Requires weekend work hours. Requires overnight work hours. Requires holiday work hours (Federal and religious). Requires extended periods (1 or more weeks) of travel as needed. Requires travel up to 5% of time.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient with object oriented concepts, programming languages, database concepts, UNIX and MS Office.

Enjoys working in a fast paced environment.

Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
Works collaboratively in a team environment.

Knowledge of Oracle Sqlplus, HTML, XML and CSS is a plus.

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.