Associate UI Developer - JavaScript / .NET

Hartford, Connecticut

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.

Personal Insurance Business Technology is seeking a full stack developer for our Strategic UI team. You will be part of an agile team involved with hands-on front end development. Excellent knowledge of JavaScript is required and knowledge of Angular and .NET is a plus.  The ability to work effectively in a high performing agile team environment is critical to our success.

Under general supervision, provide intermediate programming, configuring and/or analysis skills for specific system assignments. Manage interaction between the systems and corporate technical support areas when additional support is required. Troubleshoot, conduct impact analysis, and escalate appropriately. Defines technical requirements and has ability to coordinate team resources to solve problems. This job does not lead others.

The daily responsibilities of this position include: developing and testing assigned work using established development languages, tools, best practices, department standards and guidelines including but not limited to JavaScript, .NET, HTML, CSS, Less. Participating in daily project team stand-up meetings, code reviews, group design discussions.

Responsible for system programming and analysis tasks of intermediate complexity within a single system or group of small systems. Responsibilities include performing analysis, design, programming and configuration functions (includes defining technical requirements) with a very high degree of accuracy and speed. Performs analysis, assessment and resolution for defects and incidents of intermediate complexity and escalates appropriately. Builds effective relationships with stakeholders. Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms. Seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities. Performs basic project management responsibilities. Coordinates project work with GSO partners. Provides technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced employees. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects. Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 5 years of programming/development experience preferred.

  • Strong Client-side JavaScript
  • Strong UI development skills, including HTML, CSS & Less
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical, analysis, debugging and problem-resolution skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly-collaborative team environment
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Experience with Agile or SAFe
  • Experience with a source-code repository (prefer Subversion)
Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of .NET a plus
  • Knowledge of Angular
  • Understanding of Web Services including SOAP and WSDL
  • Understanding of multithreaded programming
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (SQL Server / Oracle)
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new applications and technologies
  • Experience with test-driven development tools like NUnit/JUnit, NMock, TSQLUnit, JsUnit, NUnitAsp, NCover, MOQ
  • Experience with a build scripting language like NAnt/Ant
  • Experience with a continuous-integration server like Jenkins
  • Experience with scripting languages like Ruby, PowerScript, Python
  • Experience with code-analysis tools like FxCop, NDepend
  • Experience with object-database persistence tools like NHibernate/Hibernate
  • Experience with acceptance testing using tools like FitNesse, FIT, FitLibrary
Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates advanced programming/configuration/analytical skills to achieve business and or technical requirements. Able to work independently.  Able to identify and exercise appropriate escalation communications. Demonstrates an aptitude for learning and applying new and/or updated programming languages, techniques, and/or software development disciplines. Demonstrates understanding of the supported business systems. 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.  Business Knowledge & Partnership: 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 technical problems, incidents, and defects of advanced complexity.  Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and recognizes when escalation is necessary. Team Orientation: Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives. 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.

High School diploma or equivalent required. 3 years of programming/development experience required.

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.