Manager Data Analytics Engineer Specialist

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
Facilitate sourcing data from a variety of different sources (internal and external), preparing it at the 'right speed' for analytic consumption. Incumbents use advanced analytical tools to perform exploratory analysis of data to determine business viability.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Data Acquisition, Prep and Exploration:
Reviews unfamiliar data sources. Connects to value for business. Able to link to systems.Develops process to acquire and integrate data.Independently reviews, prepares, designs and integrates complex (type, quality, volume) data correcting problems and recommends data cleansing/quality solutions to major issues, primarily in the Hadoop technology stack with targeted consumption in SAS, R and Python.Works within Travelers standards, processes, and protocols.Develops moderate and applies complex data derivations, business transformation rules, and data requirements in the Hadoop technology stack for consumption by modelers.Leads medium scale projects and coordinates aspects of larger projects with limited supervision.Performs analysis of complex (type, quality, volume) sources to determine value and use. Determines and recommends data to include in analytical projects.Creates moderate (technology and features) data visualization techniques to help support data exploration.Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms.Actively seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.Develops and maintains relationships across the enterprise.Analytic Data Discovery:
Operationalizes and automates more complex (more systems, data sets and streams, size of data sets more substantial) products into business.Proactively looks to improve and optimize data products.Builds, tests, and implements complex analytic business products, including pilots and proof of concept.Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements.Analytic Support:
Independently train business users on data products/analytic environment.Ensures customer satisfaction through professional communication, follow-up, and responsiveness to issues.Consultation:
Shares knowledge with users on data or analytic products.Builds effective relationships with stakeholders.Provides guidance and mentorship to lower level technical employees.

Minimum Qualifications
3 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's Degree - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business preferred. 5 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred. Examples (but not limited to): Big data and Hadoop platforms and languages - SAS, SQL, Spark, Python, Pig, Hive, QlikView, Tableau. 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. Business Knowledge & Partnership Able to clearly and concisely communicate with the business. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities. Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals. Problem Solving & Decision Making Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and data issues of advanced complexity. Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions. Able to reuse previously completed processes. Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and escalates when necessary. Team Orientation Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Leadership Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners. Planning (Project Management) Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information. Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks. Financial Awareness Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.
Examples (but not limited to): Hadoop platforms and languages - Spark, Python, Pig, Hive, SQL. Familiarity with SAS and R.

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.

Business Knowledge & Partnership
Able to clearly and concisely communicate with the business. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities.
Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals.

Problem Solving & Decision Making
Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and data issues of advanced complexity.
Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions.
Able to reuse previously completed processes.
Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and escalates when necessary.

Team Orientation
Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives.
Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.

Leadership
Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners.

Planning (Project Management)
Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information.
Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks.

Financial Awareness
Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment - Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) - Continuously Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Continuously

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.