Senior Java Software Developer – Team Lead

Travelers - Hartford, CT (30+ days ago)3.8

Full-time

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.

Job Summary
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.

Marketing Description
Travelers’ Strategic Work Intake program is in search of a talented and team-oriented information technology professional who can hit the ground running and take our capabilities to the next level as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry. This highly collaborative area is responsible for the intake of data via a variety of channels and correspondingly transforming and enriching, capturing and storing data, validating, staging, routing, and assigning data for processing across business insurance. The opportunities for growth and skill development within this program are far-reaching. The developers who are currently building out our capabilities are engaging, strong, and are always willing to go the extra mile to deliver the highest quality in enterprise software. The SWI program uses the SAFe Agile software delivery framework and delivers technology to market by leveraging Agile release trains. You will complete programming tasks which include but are not limited to coding, testing, debugging, documenting, implementing, and supporting programs of simple to average complexity. There will be significant interaction with User Experience and Product Owners to design solutions that fit the agents and consumer’s needs. This is an opportunity to be the catalyst for significant impact in the ways we solve business problems; to increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of our enterprise operations. You will contribute to the accomplishments of your co-workers at every level of the company.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of programming/development experience required.

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.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Able to expertly assess, design, develop, configurate 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. Planning and Project Management: Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall strategy in mind. Able to manage time and competing priorities. Able to accurately estimate the tasks and resources needed to complete assigned project work. Financial Awareness: Able to accurately assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions. Demonstrates ability to understand relevant costs associated with assigned project work.
Node JS
Angular
JEE, Java
JavaScript libraries (ExtJS, jQuery)
Web Services (JAX-WS, JAX-RPC), RESTful services
XML, XSLT
JUnit, JavaScript testing frameworks
SQL, Oracle, MongoDB
IBM Web Application Server
Cloud, PCF, Liberty
Kafka
SubVersion, GitHub
Eclipse, IntelliJ

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.

Preferred Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have the following skills and experience:
Minimum of 5 plus years work experience in application development (OLTP applications, Java distributed applications, Web Services, Cloud Infrastructure).
Minimum of 3 plus years of experience delivering large, complex enterprise information systems involving complex integration of multiple technologies.
Possesses strong technical skills in middleware, integration, deployment and configuration activities and a working knowledge of emerging application architecture capabilities (e.g. Node JS, Kafka, JavaScript and RESTful Services).
Effective problem solving skills with the ability to diagnose root causes and solve complex problems.
Demonstrates the ability to gain understanding of business applications and/or technical system environments in which the system operates.
Ability to communicate thoughts/designs/ideas in an unambiguous manner and adjust communication based on audience.
Strong collaboration skills, team oriented, ability to work in a Scaled Agile project and team environment.
Self-motivated, innovative and willing to jump in and figure how to deliver solutions to problems with minimal guidance.
Ability to mentor other developers.
4-year Computer Science or related degree.

Development Experience:Required:
Node JS
Angular
JEE, Java
JavaScript libraries (ExtJS, jQuery)
Web Services (JAX-WS, JAX-RPC), RESTful services
XML, XSLT
JUnit, JavaScript testing frameworks
SQL, Oracle, MongoDB
IBM Web Application Server
Cloud, PCF, Liberty
Kafka
SubVersion, GitHub
Eclipse, IntelliJ

Nice to Have:
Maven, Jenkins
Groovy
SAFe

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment. Requires extended periods of computer use. Requires extended periods of sitting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.