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Travelers Ab Initio Developer in Hartford, Connecticut



Ab Initio Developer

Target Openings:


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an Ab Initio Developer on an agile development team that supports a variety of work types (enhancements, research/consultation, strategic projects, and daily production demands)

  • Translates acceptance criteria/requirements into functional deliverables and helps coach the team on implementation

  • Writes high quality code within prescribed iterations

  • Performs unit testing and acts as a subject matter expert to QA and Business Testers through the testing lifecycle

  • Develops Ab Initio graphs/plans while adhering to best practices

  • Performs graph tuning with robust error handling/data validation and reconciliation

  • Leads issue investigation and resolution activities for high priority incidents

  • Maintains automated test scripts (as applicable)

  • Estimates user stories/size of efforts with accuracy

  • Actively participates in user story refinements and design sessions to influence the sustainability and extendibility of the technical solution

  • Documents the data extracting/loading mapping processes; documents the data transforming processes; documents the data relationships and maintaining the consistency of the data.

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Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

May require potential production or release weekend work hours. May require travel, up to 5%.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Technical Knowledge: Able to expertly assess, design develop, and support applications, systems and solutions to achieve business and/or technical requirements. Demonstrates technical expertise for multiple languages, applications, systems, technologies, and/or frameworks, and has the ability to influence technical direction or defect resolution. Fully understands business applications and/or technical system environments in which the system operates. 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 business partnerships and influence business priorities through solution identification aligned with business objectives and goals. Able to communicate in business terms and describe IT capabilities and concepts in ways that the business can understand. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to proficiently diagnose root causes and solve complex problems. Able to evaluate alternative solutions and assess risk before taking action. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly and escalates appropriately. Demonstrates ability to optimize the use of all available resources. Team Orientation: Able to maintain and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Leadership: Accountable to set technical goals and priorities for self and other team members. Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners. Planning and Project Management: Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the bigger picture in mind. Able to effectively collaborate with Project Manager and utilize sound project management practices. Able to manage time and competing priorities. Financial Awareness: Able to assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions.


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Job Summary:

Our Reinsurance Technology area is looking for an experienced Ab Initio Developer to deliver high priority epics across the release train that heavily rely on this technology. This role will also provide direction, coaching and mentorship to junior Ab Initio Developers in training. Perform a variety of functions that include: analysis, design, development, testing, and execution of fully functional software. This role works closely with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, Architects, and others on the agile development team to build out new application features according to acceptance criteria/requirements. Primary focus will be on Ab Initio technology with opportunities to support more than one programming language and several operating systems and platforms.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Expert experience with Ab Initio and ETL technologies.

Experience in designing and building applications.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Experience working in Agile delivery methodologies.

Experience with Reinsurance principles (preferred).

Overall, 6 years of programming/development experience (preferred).

Physical Requirements:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience, and five years of programming/development experience.

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.

Licensing or Certificates:

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

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.