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.
Job Description Summary
This position is part of a dynamic team that builds and maintains solutions in order to maintain the fixed income investment portfolio for Travelers. The team performs the following in support of these efforts:
• Strategic business process enhancements
• Technology currency/modernization
• Dev Ops / release train automation
• Maintenance/enhancement design and development
• Batch and online support
Under limited supervision, performs expert programming, configuring, and/or analysis. Manages the effective use of team resources to implement ongoing projects, enhancements, and/or initiatives. Participates in the design/development process. Acts as subject matter expert for assigned applications, systems, and technologies. Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical/high impact problems, defects and incidents. Provides technical guidance to team members. This job does not lead others.
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.
A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience, and five years of programming/development experience.
Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
6 years of programming/development experience preferred
3+ years development experience in one of the following: Java, Spring Core / Spring Boot / Spring Cloud
Front-end UI framework React, Angular, or transferrable skills from similar technologies
Strong technical design and programming skills
Cloud application development experience a plus
Microservice development experience, building RESTful APIs is a plus
JSF development experience is a plus.
Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
Ability to adopt new concepts, ideas, techniques and best practices
Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, partners and customers
Aptitude and desire to rapidly learn technical and business concepts and disciplines
Strong commitment to high quality work and timely deliverables
Inclusive team-oriented approach. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and receives candid feedback with empathy. Puts success of the team above own interests
Able to assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Able to assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions.
Environmental / Work Schedules / Other
Operates standard office equipment.
Requires weekend work hours, overnight work hours, holiday work hours (Federal and religious). - as needed
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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