Agile Software Developer

Travelers Com   •  

Hartford, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 30 days ago

Job Summary
The Bond & Specialty Insurance IT organization seeks a talented Software Developer to join our Claim Agile Release Train. You will work on a Feature Team following the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and will be responsible for assisting in the development, maintenance, testing and support of Bond Claim applications. This position offers a broad range of career progression. Take the next step up in your career path with this excellent opportunity!

You
You are a talented software developer with at least 3+ years of development lifecycle experience utilizing Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, and SQL Server. You enjoy seeking opportunities to be a technical advocate to develop, design, and influence strategic software applications. You stay on top of the latest technology trends and have a passion for responsive web, web services and API enabled architecture. You also enjoy working as a part of a team in a collaborative environment.

Your Day
As a member of a Feature Team, you will work collaboratively under general supervision to perform programming, configuring, and/or analysis of Claim applications. You will have the autonomy to experiment in the spirit of Agile and Lean – do what works, try new things, and stop doing what doesn’t work. Join us to constantly challenge yourself to learn as technology evolves.

Our Team
We’re dedicated to enabling our technology systems to be as intuitive, automated, and resilient as our customers expect them to be. Our Agile teams are empowered do their best work and relentlessly improve our claim handling platforms.

Our current tech stack includes VB.NET, C#, HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, WCF, WebAPI, Micro-service architectures, JQuery, SoapUI, JMeter, Node.js, Angular.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • With your team, engage end users as well as key stakeholders to understand business problems and user needs.
  • Active participation in brainstorming solution options to address prioritized pain points.
  • System programming and analysis tasks of intermediate complexity within a single system or group of small systems.
  • Performing analysis, design, programming, and configuration functions with a high degree of accuracy and speed.
  • Performs analysis, assessment, and resolution for defects and incidents of intermediate complexity and escalates appropriately.
  • Builds effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms.
  • Seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.
  • Provides technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced employees.
  • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 3 years of programming/development experiencerequired.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 5 years of programming/development experiencepreferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates advanced programming/configuration/analytical skills to achieve business and or technical requirements. Able to work independently to resolve discrepancies, defects, incidents or problems with understanding of the business and system impacts. Able to identify and exercise appropriate escalation communications. Demonstrates an aptitude for learning and applying new and/or updated programming languages, techniques, and/or software development disciplines. Demonstrates understanding of the supported business systems. 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. Business Knowledge & Partnership: Able to clearly and concisely communicate with the business. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities. Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and technical problems, incidents, and defects of advanced complexity. Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions Able to reuse previously completed processes. Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and recognizes when escalation is necessary. Team Orientation: Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others’ views. Able to recognize and support team priorities. Leadership: Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners. Planning (Project Management): Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information. Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks. Financial Awareness: Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

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
Experience working in an Agile Team environment
Experience with:

  • Paired Programming
  • Test Driven Development using MSTest, NUnit and/or XUnit
  • Trunk-based development, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery
  • Source control practices leveraging SVN, Git, Team Foundation or similar
  • SQL Server design concepts and development
  • VB.NET, .Net Core, C#, HTML, CSS3, JavaScript and ASP.NET MVC
  • Web based frameworks: JQuery, Node.js, or Angular
  • Web service development using WCF, WebAPI and Micro-service architectures

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.

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