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Travelers Software Engineer (Architectural Modernization, Business Rules, AWS) in Topeka, Kansas

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description Summary

Travelers is seeking a Software Engineer II to join our organization as we grow and transform our Technology landscape. You will complete advanced end to end engineering tasks for system assignments including designing, developing, analyzing, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documenting, health monitoring/alerting, and implementing based on user or system specifications. You will consult with users to determine hardware, software, or system functional specifications as well as the interaction between systems. You will be working with other technical support areas and coordinating team resources to solve problems.

This position is for a Software Engineer interested in designing, building, and implementing strategic Billing and Payment solutions for our customers and business partners at Travelers. This is an opportunity to join an organization focused on building teams with the right skills, increasing value, and modernizing architecture as we replace our core systems.

This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our offices.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis, design, development, and implementation of technical solutions with a high degree of accuracy and speed, operating as an individual contributor in support of team goals.

  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other agile team members to develop and deliver innovative solutions using Microservices and the latest cloud technologies.

  • Explore, identify, and implement solutions that simplify and modernize architecture.

  • Seek opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Apply learnings to continually improve.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced employees.

  • Perform analysis, assessment and resolution of issues, defects and incidents of advanced complexity and escalate appropriately.

  • Work independently to tackle well-scoped and loosely scoped problems.

  • Experience with Agile software development principles and ceremonies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience.

  • Two years of programming/development experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Four years of programming/development experience preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Experience with Java, Angular, Python, JavaScript

  • Experience building APIs

  • Experience with SQL & Relational Databases

  • Experience with IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) or comparable rules engine is preferred

  • Experience with Kafka is preferred

  • Experience with Cloud technologies is a plus

  • Experience leading design and build of AWS applications and services is a plus

  • Experience working with Guidewire/Majesco/DuckCreek is a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent collaboration skills

  • Delivery - Intermediate delivery skills including the ability to estimate accurate timelines for tasks and deliver work at a steady, predictable pace to achieve commitments, contribute to the software design strategy and methodologies used to best meet the system requirements, consider and build for many different use cases, avoid over engineering, and ensure automation, deliver complete solutions but release them in small batches, and identify important tradeoffs and negotiate them.

  • Domain Expertise - Demonstrated track record of domain expertise including understanding technical concepts necessary to do the job effectively and aware of industry trends, demonstrate willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues and priorities, and possess in depth knowledge of immediate systems worked on and some knowledge of adjacent systems.

  • Problem Solving - Strong problem solver who ensures solutions are built for the long term, is able to resolve new issues, recognizes mistakes using them as learning and teaching opportunities and consistently breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable ones.

  • Communication - Strong communicator who possesses the ability to articulate information clearly and concisely with the business, document work in a clear, easy to follow manner, collaborate well with team members as both a mentor and mentee, take in vague requirements and ask the right questions to ensure clarification, offer feedback appropriately and effectively, seek out and receives constructive criticism well, listen when others are speaking and make space for colleagues to share their thoughts.

  • Leadership - Intermediate leadership skills with the ability to help create a safe environment for others to learn and grow as engineers and a proven track record of self-motivation in identifying opportunities and tracking team efforts.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .