Technical Development Lead

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 limited supervision, performs expert programing, configuring, and/or analysis for impactful and visible projects. Manages the effective use of line of business resources for implementation of ongoing projects, enhancements, initiatives and/or problem resolution. 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. Participates in the design/ development process. Provides technical leadership on complex projects. Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems and incidents. This job is a technical lead. This job does not lead others.

Marketing Description
We have a leadership opportunity to serve as an innovative, results-driven Technical Development Lead in PI BI&A, Personal Insurance Business Intelligence and Analytics. This individual will provide subject matter and technical expertise across multiple applications, systems and technologies in an expanding PI BI &A Data Warehouse/ETL/Business Intelligent domain.
  • The individual will serve as a Technical Development Lead for strategic projects, as well as day-to-day oversight of enhancement, discrepancy and compliance projects using advanced Ab Initio ETL, Teradata, and Hadoop technologies.
  • The individual will need to participate in all phases of SDLC, partner with business in data discovery, and provide input into solutions that span across our various Data platforms.
  • Solid knowledge of Scrum and SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Experience with the CI/CD pipeline and Test Automation practices.
  • Promote the development and deployment of iterative 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 change.
  • Proven hands on design and coding experience with advanced Ab Initio ETL batch development, including the Ab Initio GDE, EME, core component sets, file management utilities and usage of environment variables. Linux and shell scripting a plus.
  • Hands on development experience with database technologies such as Teradata, SQL Server, and SQL.
  • Performance tuning of Ab Initio/Teradata SQL processes and applications a plus.
  • Strong communication, technology awareness and the capability to interact with senior technology leadership is a must.
  • Consistent delivery of high-quality work, on time and with little supervision


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
We have a leadership opportunity to serve as an innovative, results-driven Technical Development Lead in PI BI&A, Personal Insurance Business Intelligence and Analytics. This individual will provide subject matter and technical expertise across multiple applications, systems and technologies in an expanding PI BI &A Data Warehouse/ETL/Business Intelligent domain.
  • The individual will serve as a Technical Development Lead for strategic projects, as well as day-to-day oversight of enhancement, discrepancy and compliance projects using advanced Ab Initio ETL, Teradata, and Hadoop technologies.
  • The individual will need to participate in all phases of SDLC, partner with business in data discovery, and provide input into solutions that span across our various Data platforms.
  • Solid knowledge of Scrum and SAFe, Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Experience with the CI/CD pipeline and Test Automation practices.
  • Promote the development and deployment of iterative 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 change.
  • Proven hands on design and coding experience with advanced Ab Initio ETL batch development, including the Ab Initio GDE, EME, core component sets, file management utilities and usage of environment variables. Linux and shell scripting a plus.
  • Hands on development experience with database technologies such as Teradata, SQL Server, and SQL.
  • Performance tuning of Ab Initio/Teradata SQL processes and applications a plus.
  • Strong communication, technology awareness and the capability to interact with senior technology leadership is a must.
  • Consistent delivery of high-quality work, on time and with little supervision


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
Technical Knowledge: Able to expertly assess, design, develop, configurate 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. Leverages enterprise and industry best practices and standards. 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. Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team. 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. Able to break a problem down into manageable pieces, evaluate potential risks/alternatives, and implement effective, timely solutions. 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. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. 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. Exhibits team leadership. 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. Demonstrates ability to understand relevant costs associated with assigned project work.

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.

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 certification.net 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.