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Travelers Lead Data Engineer ( Python, AWS ) in Helena, Montana

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.

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Job Description Summary

Under limited supervision, plans and executes at a strategic level. Leads and influences resources and outcomes. Leads the design, development, and implementation of highly complex project(s) that support a business or technology area or across multiple line(s) of business. Establishes best practices and sets standards. This job is a team lead.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recognized as a technology leader in effort to utilize 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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

  • Depends on the specific role but some examples may include:

  • ITIL

  • AWS certification preferred

  • Salesforce certification preferred

  • Java certification

  • Microsoft

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 ( 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.