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Travelers Lead Software Engineer-Mgr. (People Management-Tech Leadership) in Des Moines, Iowa

Company Information

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.

Job Category

Technology

Target Openings

5

Job Description Summary

Travelers is seeking a Lead Software Engineer - Mgr to join our organization as we grow and transform our Technology landscape. Individual will complete expert end to end engineering tasks as well as manage and lead the development and work products of software engineers. Individual will also plan and execute at a strategic level, lead and influence resources and outcomes, lead the design, development and implementation of significantly complex, unscoped problems that extend beyond the confines of a team, and establish software engineering best practices and standards.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Software Engineers while role modeling Travelers' leadership behaviors.

  • Complete expert engineering tasks for impactful and high-visibility initiatives.

  • Build and develop discipline-specific capabilities across multiple teams, equipping individuals with the skills, tools, and standard approaches to improve the overall quality of engineering practices and skill sets.

  • Assess skill gaps and develop mitigation efforts including training needs.

  • Align work with business and engineering priorities to realize meaningful impact.

  • Build collaborative relationships with key leaders and peers across the organization (i.e. Team Leaders, CoEs) to ensure the best use of overall resources.

  • Develop robust talent pipeline. Provide unique opportunities and challenges to each team member to enrich development.

  • Provide technical leadership, foster a team environment, and provide mentorship and feedback to technical resources.

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

  • May assist as an individual contributor to an Agile Product Team (e.g. developing solutions to achieve defined business outcomes) in addition to leading a team.

  • Seek opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience.

  • Five years of programming/development experience.

  • One year of experience of technical leadership.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Seven years of programming/development experience preferred.

  • Two years prior technical leadership experience preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Engineers at this level will generally be Expert in three or more competencies and advanced for the others:

  • Delivery: Examines and assesses the effectiveness of software design strategies and methodologies across an organization. Devise, apply, and share ways to ensure the quality, production readiness, and continued health of complex computer systems. Incorporates awareness and understanding of work happening outside of the team to minimize surprises and make initiatives more likely to succeed. Develops widely used technical metrics that enable engineers to better understand and deliver their work.

  • Domain Expertise: Leverages expertise to improve company level capabilities with their domain. Consults on business priorities and optimizes value by indentifying business aligned solutions. Thoughtfully and practically introduces concepts and technologies from the industry.

  • Problem Solving: Creates architecture that is particularly robust against single points of failure, both in terms of systems and people. Looks ahead 6-12 months to identify areas of need, turning this into action.

  • Communication: Easily communicates in business terms, describing technology concepts in ways business can understand. Documentation ensures that systems/architectures can be maintained or built upon by those not originally involved in building them. Fosters collaboration across disparate groups, helping to identify common goals and gain consensus; keeps conversations productive and respectful. Adapts language to meet the needs of various levels of technical and non-technical audiences. Models and assists others in the practice of mindful communication, active listening, and messaging.

  • Leadership: Leverages internal network across engineering and engages with other leaders to solve problems (technical, organizational, or social). Develops strong credibility throughout the company. Chooses the most critical engineering challenges in your path and establishes yourself as a primary accountable party for Traveler's success in meeting these challenges. Improves the entire engineering organization by teaching others and sharing knowledge while creating opportunities for others to showcase and develop skills.

Environmental / Work Schedules / Other

  • Remote workers considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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