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Travelers Software Engineer in Hartford, Connecticut

22180BR

Title:

Software Engineer

Target Openings:

1

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for system programming and analysis tasks of advanced complexity within multiple systems. Acts as subject matter expert for assigned applications, systems or technologies. Responsible for transforming business specifications and requirements into organized technical activities. Responsibilities include performing complex analysis, assessment, resolution, design, configuration and programming functions at an expert level. Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical/ high impact defects, problems, and incidents. Collaborates with project team and other key stakeholders to identify, estimate, and prioritize project and/or enhancement activities. Builds, maintains, and utilizes partnerships across the enterprise. Provides team direction, mentorship, and feedback to technical resources. Ensures work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements. Other duties as assigned.

Job Opening ID:

22180BR

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

Requires occasional weekend work hours. Requires occasional overnight work hours.

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.

Job Category:

Technology

Marketing Description:

The Access and Identity, Profile and Preference train is a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are strategically enabling Travelers’ digital transformation journey and driving business value that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for our company.

If YOU…

  • Are excited about the opportunity to play an integral role in developing innovative, right-touch digital capabilities that meet the evolving expectations of our company’s customers.

  • Are passionate about Agile methodologies and enjoy applying them to deliver business value to our customers.

  • Love technology and solving problems

  • Have strong technical acumen and are comfortable working with development teams handling highly complex portfolios.

Then, the Digital Enablement Access and Identity team could be the place for you!

Job Summary:

We are looking for someone who has a drive to use technology to solve problems and an enthusiasm to try something new! It’s about innovating, creating, and collaborating with others while having fun.

The Digital Enablement organization is seeking a talented professional to join our growing organization as a software engineer in the Access and Identity space. You will work on a development team following agile principles and will be responsible for assisting in the development, maintenance, testing and support of a suite of applications, services and databases. You will participate in the design/development process, act as subject matter expert for assigned applications, systems, and technologies, lead investigation and resolution efforts for critical/high impact problems, defects and incidents and provide technical guidance to team members. This is a permanent position.

Ideally, you possess a balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. If this sounds like you, we’d love to speak with you!

Position Type:

Experienced/Professional

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

7 years of programming/development experience preferred.

Experience as a technical lead preferred.

Specific technology proficiencies in the following:

  • Core JavaScript skills including ES5 (minimum, ES6 preferred or TypeScript) and NodeJS+Express

  • JavaScript frameworks such as React, AngularJS (Angular 2+ preferred), Vue, etc.

  • HTML5/CSS3, LESS or SCSS

Experience with:

  • .NET framework 4.0+ and MVC 5.0+ (preferred, not required)

  • Web service technologies such as REST, JSON, SOAP

  • Automated Unit Testing frameworks (Jasmine, NUnit, Selenium)

  • Relational (Oracle, SQL, etc.) or NoSQL (Mongo, dynamo, etc.) databases

  • Responsive Web Design a plus

  • Source Control (GitHub preferred)

  • W3C Accessibility Standards (WCAG)

  • Agile Development using Rally or a similar project management software (Jira)

  • Ability to rapidly learn technical and business concepts

  • Strong technical, analysis, debugging and problem-resolution skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and partners required

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to team members

  • Ability to present technical concepts to technical and business audiences

  • Commitment to high quality work and timely deliverables

  • Cloud deployments and development

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, Microsoft certification.net, Kanban/Agile/SAFe, Node, Mongo, AWS, etc.

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.

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