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Travelers Nationwide-Remote Director, Data Analytics - Data Engineer in Olympia, Washington

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

Analytics & Research, Bus Intelligence & Management Information

Target Openings


Job Description Summary

Business Insurance (BI) Analytics & Research Data Engineering team is seeking highly motivated and skilled Data Analytics Engineer to provide the design, development, and delivery of data and analytical solutions in support of a large data scientist team. The Data Analytics Engineer II provides oversight and implementation approaches that benefit business strategic initiatives.

This role will partner with our data scientists on research projects in performing data acquisition, exploration, building data processes, pipelines in creation of modeling datasets for statistical models, machine learning , and artificial intelligence. Responsibilities include hands on development, implementation and monitoring. Additionally, they will support the creation of strategic data products in Cloud environments and exploration of new technologies and techniques. Multiple technologies are used, with new approaches emerging quickly in this fast moving and exciting role.

For this role, the candidate should have proficiency with SQL, skilled with Python and cloud experience. Experience with AWS cloud platform is a plus. They should be comfortable to develop pipelines in PySpark and work with different data environments (Snowflake, Teradata, Hive, etc.) and collaborate with multiple teams. The candidate will have a passion for working with data and problem solving.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

You will:

  • Lead development of medium to complex analytic data processes, pipelines, including pilots and proof of concepts.

  • Perform complex data analysis, assessment, and design at an expert level.

  • Provide design and develop data pipelines in python, spark by performing complex data transformations and derivations.

  • Manage the operationalizing, automation of data processes on cloud and on premise to ensure secure, supported and scalable solutions.

  • Provide oversight and establishes data integration patterns, data feature engineering for both on premise and cloud.

  • Mentor small team on data efforts and working with complex (type, quality, volume) and unfamiliar data.

  • Establish team processes and procedures.

  • Present analysis and recommendations to help influence management decisions.

  • Lead investigation and resolution efforts for high impact data defects, issues and implements necessary data cleansing/quality rules.

  • Manage relationships with partner teams to ensure needs are met and impacted areas plan work accordingly.

  • Provide guidance and coaching and helps with career development for team members.

  • Provide requirements, design for the build of strategic data products and is a change champion within team and with customers for consistent adoption of those products.

  • Ensure work complies with Travelers standards, processes, and protocols.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Data Culture:

  • Occasionally present and translate complex information in relevant business terms.

  • Ensure business and data users are properly trained on data products/analytic environment.

  • Data Strategy and Execution:

  • Execute data strategies with an understanding of enterprise architecture, platforms and application infrastructure.

  • Integrate work efforts within respective team portfolios.

  • Ability to work well and build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation required.

  • 1 years of Leadership experience required.

Education, Technical Skills & Experience

  • College Degree in STEM field

  • Advanced knowledge of data tools, data processing patterns, pipelines and techniques

  • Programming Languages: Python, Spark, SQL, Hive, SAS

  • Cloud Platforms: AWS (Preferred), Azure, GCP

  • AWS Cloud Services: S3, Athena , EMR , Kinesis, SNS, SQS

  • Cloud Orchestration & Automation: Jenkins Pipelines, Lambda, Step functions, AutoSys

  • Database: Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server

  • Preferred Skills: DataBricks, Snowflake

  • Visualization platforms: QlikView, Tableau, MicroStrategy and Qlik Sense

  • Experience:

  • 6 years of relevant experience with data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.

  • 2 years of leadership experience preferred.

Other Skills & Competencies

  • 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, business partners and functional partners.

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Able to proficiently diagnose root causes and solve complex problems.

  • Able to evaluate alternative solutions and assess risk before taking action.

  • Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly and escalates appropriately.

  • Demonstrates ability to optimize the use of all available resources.

  • Often consulted by team members for problem resolution and guidance.

  • Relationship Management:

  • Able to maintain and enhance partnerships across the organization to achieve objectives.

  • Practices objectivity and openness to others' views. Able to recognize and support team priorities.

  • Able to develop business partnerships and influence business priorities through solution identification aligned with business objectives and goals.

  • Planning and Project Management:

  • Demonstrates ability to identify critical project tasks and establish clear priorities while keeping the bigger picture in mind.

  • Able to manage time and competing priorities.

  • Effectively communicates technical risks, issues and escalates appropriately.

  • Able to assess the financial impact of recommended designs/solutions.

  • Leadership:

  • Accountable to set technical goals and priorities for self and other team members. Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners.

  • Responsible for providing feedback and/or coaching.

  • Collaborates across the Enterprise

  • Able to build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders.

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.