Associate Software Developer


Hartford, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Not Specified years

Posted 38 days ago

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Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superiorfinancial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns meansecurityfor 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
We are seeking an experienced developer with proven ability to learn quickly and deliver efficiently. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a talented and driven emerging technology team.
Primary responsibilities are development in a variety of technologies using Agile practices. Our team supportsarchitecture, the Development Center of Excellence, and the application development teams by creating proof-of-concepts and reference applications. This job involves the ability to quickly absorb information and generate working code.

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, provide intermediate programming, configuring and/or analysis skills for specific system assignments
  • Independently manage interaction between other system teams, vendor teams, and technical support areas as required
  • For observed system issues troubleshoot, conduct impact analysis, define solution options and escalate appropriately. When required, define technical requirements and has ability to coordinate available resources to solve problems
  • Build effective relationships with stakeholders – both technical and business. Utilize business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms
  • Seek opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities as needed.
  • Perform basic Kanban/Lean Planning activities and adheres to the best practices of this delivery practice
  • Work alongside GSO partners as required, and provides technical guidance to less experienced employees.
  • Ensure work complies with department’s standards, processes, and protocols. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques with a focus on Lean software delivery.
  • Other duties may be 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

  • Programming/analysis experience in .Net or other OOP language.
  • Familiarity with web development technologies such as Angular
  • Familiarity with trending software and design practices

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.