Application 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
Travelers eBusiness is in search of a self-motivated, information technology professional to join the team. This area is responsible for website development/design for the enterprise, creating digital services and user experiences for our Agents, Customers and Employees. You will have the opportunity to be part of a team that creates mobile and web responsive applications that work across all devices and operating systems. The systems you will be developing will be the platform for enterprise system integrations and the functionality will be reusable by future applications. eBusiness uses the SAFe Agile Development Methodology and delivers technology to market leveraging agile release trains. You will have the opportunity to create business solutions utilizing the newest technologies on responsive platforms. You will complete programming tasks which include but are not limited to coding, testing, debugging, documenting, implementing, and supporting programs of simple to average complexity. There will be significant interaction with User Experience and Product Owners to design solutions that fit the agents and consumer's needs. This is an opportunity to be the catalyst for significant impact in the ways we solve business problems; to increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of our enterprise operations. You will contribute to the accomplishments of your co-workers at every level of the company.

We offer a completive salary and bonus program; a full range of benefits including: health, life, disability, dental, vision, 401K with 1:1 match, pension plan, as well as a generous vacation and holiday schedule.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
You will manage to the tactical and operational plan for assigned information projects of business unit significance. You will also assist in the execution of departmental and corporate programs and advocate the use of technology to develop and/or redesign the organization's process. You will also build and leverage effective alliances across technical and business community.
Level Differentiation
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Licensing or Certificates
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
1. Experience with JavaScript libraries such as AngularJS (Angular 2+ preferred), NodeJS, React, TypeScript
2. Experience with third party tools and packages for controls
3. Agile Development experience using Rally or a similar project management software
4. Background and/or fundamental knowledge in .NET framework 4.0 or 4.5.2 and MVC 5.0+
5. Java Script Unit Testing frameworks
6. Understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) a plus
7. Ability to rapidly learn technical and business concepts
8. Excellent problem analysis and problem solving skills
9. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and partners required
10. Ability to present technical concepts to technical and business audiences
11. Commitment to high quality work and timely deliverables
12. Experience with Source Control (GitHub preferred)

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.

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.