Travelers Sr. Front-End Developer in Hartford, Connecticut



Sr. Front-End Developer

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the strategic plans and tactical activities for assigned information systems and business unit systems projects.

  • Acts as subject matter expert across multiple applications, systems and technologies leveraging technical and business knowledge to drive the planning and execution of complex initiatives.

  • Responsibilities include performing complex analysis, expert level design, configuration and programming functions for impactful and visible projects.

  • Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems, defects, and incidents.

  • Contributes to staffing and project plan estimations in collaboration with the project manager and other key stakeholders.

  • Assesses the technical viability of projects and objectives. Acts as a technology advocate and independently seeks opportunities where technology can be utilized to improve the business.

  • Builds, maintains, and utilizes partnerships across the enterprise ensuring the best use of resources.

  • Provides technical leadership, fosters a team environment, and provides mentorship and feedback to technical resources. Manages the effective use of line of business resources to implement ongoing projects, enhancements, initiatives, and/or problem resolution.

  • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects.

  • Ensures project team's work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Proficient in the following:

  • Core JavaScript skills including ES5 (minimum, ES6 preferred or TypeScript)

  • HTML5/CSS3,

  • LESS or SASS

  • Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjusts communication based on audience.

Experience with:

  • Responsive, mobile-first web design

  • W3C Accessibility Standards (WCAG)

  • JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS (Angular 2+ preferred) and React

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

  • Understanding and interest in user-centered design practices

  • Source Control (GitHub preferred)

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

  • 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

Technical Knowledge: Able to expertly assess, design, develop, configure and support applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems to achieve business and/ or technical requirements. Demonstrates technical mastery for technologies, applications, systems, frameworks, and/or languages and has the ability to influence and/or set technical direction or defect resolution. Fully understands business applications and/or technical system environments in which the system operates. Demonstrates proficiency in business concepts. Demonstrates expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts. Able to evaluate and leverage pre-existing services and frameworks. Leverages enterprise and industry best practices and standards. Works to ensure component interactions follow and promote design best practices.

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 and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and optimize value through solution identification aligned with business objectives, goals, and future technology direction. Able to easily communicate in business terms and describe IT capabilities/concepts in ways that the business can understand.

Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to expertly diagnose root causes, solve complex problems, and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams. Able to break a problem down into manageable pieces, evaluate potential risks/alternatives, and implement effective, timely solutions. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action including escalating situations as appropriate. Demonstrates sound decision making and problem resolution skills. Often consulted by team members for problem resolution and guidance. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Trusted technical advisor.

Team Orientation: Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders. Able to influence project stakeholders and team members. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.

Leadership: Able to set and assign technical goals and priorities for self and team members. Exhibits team leadership. Able to set teams technical direction. Able to provide feedback and/or coaching regarding technical resources.

Job Category:

Information Systems

Job Summary:

Travelers eBusiness is in search of a self-motivated, front-end developer to join our team. eBusiness is responsible for design and development of digital capabilities on behalf of the enterprise, creating delightful user experiences for our Agents, Customers and Employees.

Under limited supervision, performs expert programing, configuring, and/or analysis for impactful and visible projects. Manages the effective use of line of business resources for implementation of ongoing projects, enhancements, initiatives and/or problem resolution. Acts as subject matter expert across multiple applications, systems and technologies, leveraging technical and business knowledge to drive the planning and execution of complex initiatives. Participates in the design/ development process. Provides technical leadership on complex projects. Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems and incidents. This job is a technical lead. This job does not lead others.

In this role, you will be a member of the Design System Team - a highly collaborative group that develops and maintains our enterprise design language. The design system is the source for reusable UI components and design patterns leveraged by mobile and responsive web applications. You will be responsible for developing moderate to complex features, including standards-compliant, accessible and scalable interface patterns; creating a community/platform that educates, consults and collaborates on future needs; and providing leadership in each phase of the development life cycle.

This is an opportunity to have a significant impact in the way Travelers creates and evolves digital properties. We are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our design and development community, and delivering better experiences to our users, with a design language and UI that are modern, user-centric and accessibility compliant.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred.

  • 7 years of programming/development experience preferred.

  • Experience as a technical lead 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. 5 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.

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

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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.