Software Developer - BI Digital Customer Portfolio

The Travelers Companies, Inc   •  

Hartford, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 31 days ago

Job Summary
Travelers BI Digital Customer portfolio has an exceptional development opportunity as a part of our initiatives to transform the user experiences of our Agents, Customers and Employees through solutions that are flexible, convenient and competitive.

This Software Developer will actively collaborate with agile teams on the thoughtful design, development and delivery of valuable Digital capabilities. This person will perform front-end UI and Microservices level design and development as well as the development of server-side components to satisfy the needs of our Digital Insured today and tomorrow. In collaboration across our Enterprise technology organizations, our Digital initiatives will employ advanced technologies and methodologies to deliver critical business functionality incrementally, while adhering to architectural principles of reuse and multi-device deployment. Proof of concept and innovation sprints leveraging disruptive technologies like cognitive and IoT are also part of this role.

Please contact us if you:

  • Enjoy solving problems and finding innovative ways to deliver business value with technology
  • Want to work in a diverse and talented agile team
  • Have experience creating value in technologies like the following:
    • Java, Spring Core / Spring Boot / Spring Cloud or transferrable skills from similar technologies such as .NET
    • JavaScript, Node.js or transferrable skills from similar technologies
    • React, Angular or another Front-end framework

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Transform business specifications and requirements into meaningful and organized technical activities
  • Perform complex analysis, assessment, resolution, design, configuration and programming functions of components leveraging appropriate technologies to deliver robust solutions that address business needs
  • Development of server-side components to satisfy front-end requirements
  • Practice test driven development, refactoring, and continuous integration as a part of an agile development team
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques and best practices
  • Work closely with UX designers, business partners, business analysts and software architects to deliver highly usable software that satisfies business needs
  • Convert wireframes into workable prototypes for business review, design validation and usability testing
  • Work closely with development team and architects to suggest, plan and implement the best solution with the user experience in mind
  • Develop reusable artifacts that may include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, React and/or other technologies
  • Learn and leverage disruptive technologies like cognitive AI/machine learning and IoT during innovation sprints to solve business problems
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies such as stand-ups, release planning, retrospectives, and customer demos
  • Build, maintain, and utilize partnerships across the enterprise
  • Ensure work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocolsOther duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience, and five years of programming/development experience.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

  • 3+ years development experience in one of the following:
    • Java, Spring Core / Spring Boot / Spring Cloud or transferrable skills from similar technologies such as .NET
    • JavaScript, Node.js or transferrable skills from similar technologies
    • Front-end UI framework React, Angular, or transferrable skills from similar technologies
  • Strong technical design and programming skills
  • Cloud application development experience a plus
  • Microservice development experience, building RESTful APIs is a plus
  • Solid understanding of UI front-end development including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NoSQL development experience such as MongoDB
  • Elastic search engine such as SOLR is a nice to have
  • Prior experience with iterative development and agile practices is a plus

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to adopt new concepts, ideas, techniques and best practices
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, partners and customers
  • Ability to develop and present technical concepts to a business audience
  • Aptitude and desire to rapidly learn technical and business concepts and disciplines
  • Strong commitment to high quality work and timely deliverables
  • Inclusive team-oriented approach. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of the team above own interests
  • Able to assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other

  • Work Location: Hartford, CT or Saint Paul, MN
  • Infrequent weekend work hours.
  • Infrequent overnight work hours.
  • Infrequent holiday work hours (Federal and religious).
  • May require travel.