Software Engineer (ETL, Ab Initio, COBOL)

at Travelers in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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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

Do you have experience in Data and Analytics including ETL tools such as Ab Initio and Cobol? Are you seeking a dynamic, diverse and growth oriented environment in technology? Is passion for problem solving in your DNA? Are you seeking a company that offers comprehensive benefits including a pension and a matching 401K? Imagine the possibilities at Travelers!

The Reinsurance Technology group is seeking an Ab Initio Developer who performs expert programming, configuring, and analysis. Individual will complete advanced end to end engineering tasks for specific system assignments including designing, developing, analyzing, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documenting, and implementing based on user or system specifications, consulting with users to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications, managing interaction between the systems and other technical support areas and defining technical requirements and coordinating team resources to solve problems. Individual will also lead technical work efforts and provide technical guidance to team members.

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

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

+ Responsible for system programming and analysis tasks of advanced complexity within multiple systems.

+ Acts as subject matter expert for assigned applications, systems or technologies. Responsible for transforming business specifications/ Reverse Engineering documents and requirements into organized technical activities.

+ Responsibilities include performing complex analysis, assessment, resolution, design, configuration (includes defining technical requirements) and programming functions at an expert level with a high degree of accuracy and speed, operating as an individual contributor to team goals.

+ Leads investigation and resolution efforts for critical/ high impact defects, problems, and incidents. Collaborates with project team and other key stakeholders to identify, estimate, and prioritize project and/or enhancement activities.

+ Builds, maintains, and utilizes partnerships across the enterprise.

+ Provides team direction, mentorship, and feedback to technical resources.

+ Ensures work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements.

+ Provide technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced employees.

+ Seek opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

+ Two years of programming/development experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

Six years of programming/development experience preferred.

Experience with ETL tools such as Ab Initio preferred.

Cobol experience is preferred.

Experience with AWS is preferred.

Experience in an agile environment is preferred.

Leadership/Guidance/Mentoring experience needed

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

+ 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 ( 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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Job Posting: JC190301255

Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

Updated On: Sep 29, 2021