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Travelers Associate Software Developer- Java in Hartford, Connecticut



Associate Software Developer- Java

Target Openings:


Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

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.


  • Java, Kotlin, Spring Framework

  • PCF Cloud platform

  • Oracle, SQL, Mongo DB

  • SOAP/RESTful APIs, Swagger, XML

  • Jenkins, Nexus, Maven, Containers

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates advanced programming/configuration/analytical skills to achieve business and or technical requirements.

Able to work independently to resolve discrepancies, defects, incidents or problems with understanding of the business and system impacts.

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.

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 technical problems, incidents, and defects of advanced complexity.

Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions.

Able to reuse previously completed processes.

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.

Practices objectivity and openness to others’ views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.


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

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Job Summary:

The External Services (ES) team within Personal Insurance Business Technology (PIBT), is looking for an Associate Java Developer with experience in building high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications.

You will be part of a talented software team that delivers and maintains applications supporting a wide range of functionality across multiple business areas; which is provisioned using a range of different technologies; both traditional and emerging.

Working within an agile team, the Associate Software Developer’s roles and responsibilities are to work 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

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 5 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:

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

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.

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.