Senior Java Developer / Tech Lead

Hartford Financial Services   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 175 days ago

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  • Provide technical leadership by enforcing the vision of the application architecture and safeguard the integrity of the application environment, in alliance with architects and other tech leads.
  • Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization.
  • Function as subject matter expert and advocate for the software applications supported, requiring depth and breadth in their knowledge of the business processes, technologies, applications, integration and interfaces.
  • Oversee technical deliverables for invest and maintenance projects through the software development life cycle, including validating the completeness of estimates, quality and accuracy of technical designs, build and implementation.
  • Proactively address technical issues and risks that could impact project schedule and/or budget
  • Work closely with stakeholders to design and document automation solutions that align with the business needs and also consistent with the architectural vision.
  • Facilitate continuity between Sourcing Partners, other IT Groups and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Work closely with the architecture team to ensure that the technical solution designs and implementation are consistent with the architectural vision, as well as to drive the business through technical innovation through the use of newly identified and leading technologies.
  • Own and drive adoption of DevOps tools and best practices (including conducting (automated) code reviews, reducing/eliminating technical debt, and delivering vulnerability free code) across the application portfolio.
  • May be required to participate directly in pilot development, coding or troubleshooting.
  • Provide leadership in invest or maintenance initiatives (review, input, recommend) and ensure alignment to strategic roadmap and application stability.
  • Mentor and train project team members (including Sourcing Partners) to enforce development guidelines and best practices.
  • Provide leadership to ensure business deliverables are met, while providing timely coaching and feedback.




  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of programming / systems analysis expertise in Java, Oracle, web services, etc.
  • Strong Knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, scrum theory, rules and practices.Demonstrate advanced business and technical acumen for applications, skills in shaping and leading development of technical specifications. Experience with developing Integration, interfaces and UI extensions.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.  Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within established timelines, relationship building skills. Exceptional Communication skills - written and verbal.
  • Exposure to code quality tools like SonarQube, performance fine tuning, ability to adapt to new technology and frameworks.
  • High level of independence but is also a team player and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills and leading change by influencing and educating Business, IT and Sourcing partners.