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Travelers Director, Data Engineering Technology Leader (Python, ETL, AWS) - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Job Category

Technology

Target Openings

1

Job Description Summary

This key Data Engineering Technology Leader role will provide technical solutions and oversee the technology direction for all Insights/Embedded Analytical applications while exploring and recommending tools and technologies to modernize the BI Business capability. The role will be part of a full-stack data & reporting team to create data pipelines, ensure quality & accuracy, design & build BI visualizations, automate SQL scripts, all to deliver world-class data visualizations and analytics for our customers. Create and enhance data solutions that enable seamless integration and flow of data across the data ecosystem. Provide technical analysis and develop ETL code and scripting to meet all technical specifications and business requirements according to the established designs. Deploy AI/ML models, and deliver key measures to manage and monitor outliers, trends as well as prescriptive decisions. Successful candidate will have experience with data modelling, scripting, and automation. 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.

Must possess an agile mindset and a deep commitment to the principles of agile software development.

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

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directs assigned staff to implement and/or maintain systems of high complexity and/or projects of major business unit significance.

  • Recognized as a leader in data science utilizing technology to develop and/or redesign the company's processes.

  • Makes key contributions to the creation and implementation of strategic technology plans and programs.

  • Responsible for managing multiple information systems and systems projects of major business unit and/or enterprise significance.

  • Leads efforts to utilize technology to develop and redesign organizational processes.

  • Builds, maintains, and utilizes high-level partnerships across the enterprise ensuring the best use of resources.

  • Provides technical leadership, fosters a team environment, and provides mentorship and feedback to technical resources.

  • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects.

  • Ensures team's work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols.

  • Applies industry best practices to Travelers.

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.

  • 1 year of experience as a technical lead required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • 9 years of programming/development experience preferred.

  • 2 years of experience as a technical lead preferred.

Licensing or Certificates

  • ITIL

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • 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.

  • AWS / Cloud Architecture, Teradata, Microservices and Event-Driven Architectures

  • Python, Pyspark, Java, Spring Boot, WebSphere MQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka

  • Relational database management systems, SQL Server, SQL databases, SQL stored procedures and data marts

  • Experience with Salesforce architecture preferred

  • 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.

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.

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