Senior Disruptive Technologies Developer

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
We are looking for an innovative, forward thinking, and results driven leader to join Personal Insurance. This is an opportunity to join the Personal Insurance Business Technology - Business Intelligence & Analytics Team (PIBT BI&A). The person hired will be a lead developer within our Emerging Technology stack (Big Data, Cloud, and model Deployment). The individual will articipate in project planning and initiation, architectural decisions, technical design, development, and implementation of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytic systems. Under limited supervision, performs expert programing, configuring, and/or analysis for impactful and visible projects. Act as subject matter expert and technical expert across multiple applications, systems and technologies. Lead investigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems and incidents.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Manages the strategic plans and tactical activities for assigned information systems and business unit systems projects. Acts as subject matter expert across multiple applications, systems and technologies leveraging technical and business knowledge to drive the planning and execution of complex initiatives. Responsibilities include performing complex analysis, expert level design, configuration and programming functions for impactful and visible projects. Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems, defects, and incidents. Contributes to staffing and project plan estimations in collaboration with the project manager and other key stakeholders. Assesses the technical viability of projects and objectives. Acts as a technology advocate and independently seeks opportunities where technology can be utilized to improve the business. Builds, maintains, and utilizes partnerships across the enterprise ensuring the best use of resources. Provides technical leadership, fosters a team environment, and provides mentorship and feedback to technical resources. Manages the effective use of line of business resources to implement ongoing projects, enhancements, initiatives, and/or problem resolution. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects. Ensures project team's work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of programming/development experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 7 years of programming/development experience preferred. Experience as a technical lead preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Experience should include the following:
  • JAVA/J2EE, Spring Framework
  • XML, Json, Node.js, Python, MongoDB
  • Cloud Foundry development
  • WebServices development ( SOAP, Rest)
  • MQ ( Websphere), RabbitMQ
  • Hadoop knowledge and its ecosystem ( M/R, Spark, HIVE,PIG, HBASE, NIFI)
  • Hands on experience in one or more Database platforms (Teradata experience a plus)
  • Hands on experience and proficiency with Unix/Linux and Korn shell scripting
  • Hands on experience with automated testing and deployment tools such as JUnit, GitHub, and CloudFoundry
  • Working knowledge of Microservice-Based Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Good knowledge on Agile Methodology and the Scrum process.
  • Promote the development and quick deployment of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) applications to have real and timely impact to business units-must be comfortable pivoting mid-course to address new information and adapt to the changing realities of a dynamic environment
    Technical Knowledge: Able to expertly assess, design, develop, and support applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems to achieve business and/ or technical requirements. Demonstrates technical mastery for technologies, applications, systems, frameworks, and/or languages and has the ability to influence and/or set technical direction or defect resolution. Fully understands business applications and/or technical system environments in which the system operates. Demonstrates proficiency in business concepts. Demonstrates expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts. Able to evaluate and leverage pre-existing services and frameworks. Works to ensure component interactions follow and promote design best practices. 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. Able to present complex technical concepts to audiences of varying size and level. Business Knowledge & Partnership: Able to develop and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and optimize value through solution identification aligned with business objectives, goals, and future technology direction. Able to easily communicate in business terms and describe IT capabilities/concepts in ways that the business can understand. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to expertly diagnose root causes, solve complex problems, and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action including escalating situations as appropriate. Demonstrates sound decision making and problem resolution skills. Often consulted by team members for problem resolution and guidance. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Trusted technical advisor. Team Orientation: Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders. Able to influence project stakeholders and team members. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Leadership: Able to set and assign technical goals and priorities for self and team members. Able to set teams technical direction. Able to provide feedback and/or coaching regarding technical resources. Planning and Project Management: Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall strategy in mind. Able to manage time and competing priorities. Able to accurately estimate the tasks and resources needed to complete assigned project work. Financial Awareness: Able to accurately assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions.

    Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
    Occasional off hours may be required.

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

    Licensing or Certificates
    Depends on the specific role but some examples may include: ITIL Remedy Java certification Microsoft Kanban/Agile/SAFe

    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.