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Travelers Software Engineer (Javascript, React, Node.js) in Springfield, Illinois

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

Travelers is seeking a Software Engineer II (JavaScript) to join our organization as we grow and transform our Technology landscape. We offer a unique opportunity to join a team that thrives on creative problem-solving and challenging the status-quo. Our employees are continuously changing the way we think about and conduct business, and through the generation of new ideas, they are empowering us to meet the evolving needs of our business partners and customers.

In this role, you will solve advanced end-to-end engineering problems while providing technical guidance and mentorship to other team members. You will lead interactions between various systems and technical teams to solve our most challenging business solutions while defining technical requirements and coordinating team resources.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a robust team of engineers to sharpen your skills, learn various emerging technologies while working on key business initiatives. Along the way, gain experience to help advance your career at Travelers.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members on complex engineering solutions while fostering a team environment.

  • Research and apply knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions for software engineering problems.

  • Oversee the analysis, design, development, defect resolution and configuration aspects of complex projects.

  • Guide the team to tackle complex business initiatives that are often loosely scoped. Ability to function as a technical lead on an Agile development team is required.

  • Assist with technical onboarding of Junior developers and partner resources.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Four years of programming/development experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Five to seven years of programming/development experience preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Proficiency in JavaScript development frameworks such as React, Angular, Express, or Node.js

  • Extensive experience in either Front End Frameworks or microservices

  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDb.

  • Design and development of web service technologies such as REST, or JSON

  • Writing automated unit, UI, and End-to-End tests such as NUnit, Mocha, Jasmine, Jest, or Selenium

  • DevOps, CI/CD, and configuration management tools

  • Ideal candidate will have experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or OpenShift Platform

  • Candidate should have experience with deploying and supporting applications into production.

  • 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.

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