Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for 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.
Under limited supervision, plans and executes at a strategic level. Leads and influences resources and outcomes. Leads the design, development, and implementation of highly complex project(s) that support a business or technology area or across multiple line(s) of business. Establishes best practices and sets standards. This job is a team lead.
Evaluates systems specifications regarding customer requirements, transforming specifications into cost-effective, technically correct solutions. Prioritizes work and manages projects within established budget objectives and customer priorities. Responsible for establishing and managing to established quality control and security protocols. Provides the division, department and business area management with timely and accurate information regarding the status and performance of the assigned project(s). Leverages technology to develop, redesign and/or implement optimal technology solutions. Builds, leverages, and maintains effective alliances across technical and business community. Interacts with customers to achieve efficient, effective results. Multi-tasks, prioritizes according to business priorities and production availability requirements.
Specific duties of the role include:
- Accountable for architectural/overall solution support for Automation Initiatives on the various teams
- Provide technical leadership for the assigned delivery teams
- Participate in COE activities including, but not limited to Innovation/POC's, Product Upgrades, Product Evaluation
- Mentor/train other technical team members
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. 9 years of programming/development experience preferred. 2 years of experience as a technical lead preferred.Technical Knowledge:
Able to perform as a lead technologist and masterfully assess and design applications, systems solutions, and interfaces for multiple systems according to business requirements. Has a broad, conceptual understanding of the business and technology architecture trends and directions coupled with demonstrated technical mastery for technologies, frameworks, and/or languages and has the ability to influence and/or set technical direction. Demonstrates proficiency in business concepts. Demonstrates expert knowledge of applications/systems and concepts. Able to evaluate and leverage pre-existing services and frameworks.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. Able to present complex technical concepts to audiences of varying size and level including senior leadership.Business Knowledge & Partnership:
Able to develop and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and contribute to strategic business direction. Demonstrates ability to optimize value by identifying solutions that are aligned with current and future business objectives. Able to effectively communicate with all levels of management in business terms and describe IT capabilities and concepts in ways that the business can understand. Develops business partnerships and contributes to strategic business planning by educating and influencing customers on the most effective use of technology. Influences business priorities and optimizes value through solution identification aligned with business objectives, goals and future technology direction. Communicates in business terms, and describes IT capabilities and concepts in ways that the business can understand. Is a trusted advisor on technology business solutions.Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Able to expertly diagnose root causes and solve complex problems. Able to collaborate with the business to influence best practices. Able to think broadly and strategically to identify and remove potential barriers to success and anticipate future challenges. Demonstrates ability to optimize the use of all available resources. Demonstrates sound decision making and problem resolution skills.Team Orientation:
Able to promote, maintain, and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives and engage stakeholders across multiple teams, organizations, and/or enterprise. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.Leadership:
Able to lead cross-functional objectives and priorities for supported business. Demonstrates the thought leadership necessary to set broad technical direction. Exhibits the skills needed to be seen as a technical and process leader within the organization. Able to effectively influence across multiple teams, organizations, and/or enterprise. Able to provide feedback and/or coaching regarding technical resources.Planning and Project Management:
Demonstrates ability to strategically identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the overall vision in mind. Able to anticipate and resolve critical technical issues to ensure successful project delivery. Effectively communicates technical risks, issues and escalates appropriately. Has a strong understanding and drives the use of the project and program management methodology and process.Financial Awareness:
Able to accurately assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions. Demonstrates ability to conduct a sound technical cost/benefit analysis and impact to total cost of ownership.
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of programming/development experience required. 1 year of experience as a technical lead required.
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.