Company Name: Travelers Import
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel:
Location:
  • USA - Hartford Connecticut, 06101
Job Description
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.

This is an opportunity to join an established, growing, financially stable company. In this Business Intelligence role you will work independently and with a team of technical professionals on a variety of rewarding assignments. Grow your career with an excellent company that will allow you to advance your technical and professional skills. Our progressive setting will enable you to experience the rewards of owning and implementing the latest technologies while meeting our expanding business needs.

Minimum of the number of years in Systems Development experience listed below: (See work Experience section for complete details).
- 4+ years of design and development experience
- 4+ years data integration
- 4+ years Microsoft SQL Server experience
- 2+ years of Technical Lead or Team Lead experience
- Experience working in a matrixed organization


SUMMARY:
The Bond & Financial Products IT organization is seeking an experienced and motivated Application Developer to work within our Business Intelligence & Analytics development team. We are looking for an experienced Microsoft Developer who also has experience in a number of other technologies like Cognos, SQL Server, etc. The ideal candidate will have leadership abilities and some experience, Microsoft client and server infrastructure knowledge, solid knowledge of the software release lifecycle, strong multi-tiered application and database development abilities. This role focuses on the delivery and development of new solutions and functionality that align with our department┬┐s strategic platform vision. The position blends design and programming work with some minimal technical oversight of consulting resources. Based on the experience of the applicant this position will be filled at either the Associate Information Engineer or Information Engineer level.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Ideal candidate will have an understanding of:
- Experience with relational database management systems like Oracle, SQL Server 2005 and above, etc. especially in the development of data marts and data warehouses to deliver data access to our business partners
- Experience/exposure with one or more of the following: VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, .NET Framework, XML, or XSLT.
- Optional yet desired experience with ETL tools, Cognos, Microsoft Analysis Services
- Transforms business specifications into cost-effective information systems applications through resource plans and prioritizes work within established budget objectives
- Good research, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, coupled with exceptional oral and written communication skills, and be a proven contributor in a team environment
- Provides the project manager/supervisor with timely and accurate information regarding the performance of the assigned projects(s)
- Builds and leverages effective alliances across the technical and business community ensuring the best utilization of resources
- Ability to train other information engineers and client staff in designing and developing applications
- Underlying technical architecture for systems in the financial and operational information systems area with an Insurance applications background
- Experience with full life cycle development including structure test phases is desired.
- Knowledge of software development methodologies and their applications is desired.
- Ability to develop and present technical concepts to a business audience is desired.
- Ability to rapidly learn technical/business techniques and disciplines
- Strong commitment to high quality work and timely deliverables
- Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
- Insurance knowledge is a plus
OTHER:

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Statistics, or Mathematics with 4+ years of Microsoft systems development experience preferred plus an additional 2-3 years of hands-on experience utilizing Business Intelligence tools such as Cognos. The qualified candidate should also have experience working with databases, data marts, ETL tools and/or business intelligence tools.
Qualifications
Candidate must have very good SQL programming capabilities as well as significant experience in many types of project development work (maintenance, small to large). Candidate must have very good communication and interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented, self-motivated and proactive, as evidenced by prior experience in root cause identification and issue escalation.
Technical Knowledge
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

Problem Solving & Decision Making
Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom. Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Have a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit.

Team Orientation
Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team is above own interest.

Self-Management
Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units and initiatives. Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives.

Commitment to Quality Result
Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others. Anticipates and responds to management requests for information with timely, accurate findings.

Planning and Project Management
Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning. Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic and positive. Sets appropriate goals for projects, and monitors progress against the plan.

Financial Awareness
Understands, has input to the budget process, and is responsible for cost-effective expense control of assigned projects. Is responsible for important and confidential information.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.