The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Software Engineer - Host

Posted on Jan 14 90 views Hartford, CT

Company Summary
Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description Summary
Travelers is seeking a Software Engineer II to join our organization as we grow and transform our Technology landscape. Individual will complete advanced end to end engineering tasks for specific system assignments including designing, developing, analyzing, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documenting, health monitoring/alerting, and implementing based on user or system specifications, consulting with users to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications, managing interaction between the systems and other technical support areas and defining technical requirements and coordinating team resources to solve problems.
Field & Agency Circle is in search of a self-motivated and innovative information technology professional joining an Agile development team. This individual will be a member of a team, responsible for modernizing our legacy platform, with the aim to transform the way how we serve and interact with our agents/brokers. As a key contributor to Field & Agency Management strategic initiatives, this role will actively contribute to design, build and delivery activities.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work closely with Product Owners/Team Leads and Solution Architect to define modernization opportunities those provide business value to Travelers’ agents and business customers.
  • Act as a discipline lead and provide technical guidance to other Host developers
  • Continual learning - In addition to an extensive catalog of technical courses offered by Travelers, leverage opportunities for hands-on learning and innovation through pair-programming, innovation sprints, etc.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience.
  • Two years of programming/development experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • 7 years or more of programming/development experience is preferred
  • Solid knowledge and experience with COBOL, JCL, IMS, DB2, CICS, z/OS Connect, MQ, CA7, Autosys, SQL
  • Data serialization formats - JSON, XML
  • Experience with Agile development is preferred

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
  • Delivery - Intermediate delivery skills including the ability to estimate accurate timelines for tasks and deliver work at a steady, predictable pace to achieve commitments, contribute to the software design strategy and methodologies used to best meet the system requirements, consider and build for many different use cases, avoid over engineering, and ensure automation, deliver complete solutions but release them in small batches, and identify important tradeoffs and negotiate them.
  • Domain Expertise - Demonstrated track record of domain expertise including understanding technical concepts necessary to do the job effectively and aware of industry trends, demonstrate willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues and priorities, and possess in depth knowledge of immediate systems worked on and some knowledge of adjacent systems.
  • Problem Solving - Strong problem solver who ensures solutions are built for the long term, is able to resolve new issues, recognizes mistakes using them as learning and teaching opportunities and consistently breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable ones.
  • Communication - Strong communicator who possesses the ability to articulate information clearly and concisely with the business, document work in a clear, easy to follow manner, collaborate well with team members as both a mentor and mentee, take in vague requirements and ask the right questions to ensure clarification, offer feedback appropriately and effectively, seek out and receives constructive criticism well, listen when others are speaking and make space for colleagues to share their thoughts.
  • Leadership - Intermediate leadership skills with the ability to help create a safe environment for others to learn and grow as engineers and a proven track record of self-motivation in identifying opportunities and tracking team efforts.

Employment Practices
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.