The Risk Control division at Travelers is currently executing on a number of exciting initiatives. We are leveraging an agile process to build internal and customer facing solutions which utilize modern standards and technologies to meet our growing and changing business demands.
We are looking for an energetic, passionate, team oriented application development lead and architect who believes in software craftsmanship. Someone that embraces clean code practices and actively participates in the larger developer community. This position will work closely with business, project management, business analysts, and quality assurance to design, develop, and implement large complex projects.
The primary function of this position is to provide design, development, technical guidance, recommendations, proof of concepts, troubleshooting, and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of complex and/or multiple business application development projects.
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.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Solution architecture (build vs. buy assessments, solution options, application architecture)
- Application development (design, coding, testing)
- Technical coordination (between Risk Control groups, with otherTravelers groups, and with vendors)
- Technical reviews (ensure quality design and coding standards are followed)
- Technical leadership (help ensure our technologies, processes, and standards continue to evolve)
- Technical troubleshooting
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 andtechnologies 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. Leadsinvestigation and resolution efforts for critical, high impact problems, defects, and incidents. Contributes tostaffing and project plan estimations in collaboration with the project manager andother key stakeholders. Assesses the technical viability of projects and objectives. Acts as atechnology advocate and independently seeks opportunities wheretechnology can be utilized to improve the business. Builds, maintains, and utilizespartnerships 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 withTravelers standards, processes, and protocols.Otherduties as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of programming/development experiencerequired.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 7 years of programming/development experiencepreferred. Experience as a technical lead preferred.