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Lead Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Who Are We?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.Compensation OverviewThe annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.Salary Range$121,800.00 - $200,900.00Target Openings2What Is the Opportunity?Travelers is seeking a Lead Engineer (Cloud Infrastructure) to join our organization as we grow and transform our Technology landscape. Specifically, the Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS) organization has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lead Cloud Engineer whose primary responsibilities will involve implementing Travelers cloud strategy to create a secure, reliable and cost-effective platform. Day to day, the Lead Cloud Engineer will deliver foundational cloud solutions focusing on automation as well as providing consulting services for migration to the cloud, and collaborate with peers and partners across organizations to develop and deliver comprehensive cloud solutions.Under limited supervision, the Lead Cloud Engineer is responsible for the successful design, planning, and deployment of cloud architectures and technologies used with each service delivery organization (SDO). Working collaboratively with engineers across SDOs, the Lead Cloud Engineer will proactively identify ways to improve and optimize the entire environment, through tactical recommendations and strategic plans, and develop comprehensive solutions across Infrastructure and Cloud Services.This position will be a team lead which includes providing technical leadership, fostering a team environment, and mentoring other people.What Will You Do?Plans and executes at a strategic level, lead the design, development and implementation of significantly complex, un-scoped problems that extend beyond the confines of a team and establish software engineering best practices and standards.Leverage proven problem solving skills including debugging skills to determine source of issues in unfamiliar code or systems and the ability to recognize and solve repetitive problems rather than working around them, recognize mistakes using them as learning opportunities and break down large problems into smaller, more manageable ones.Provide technical leadership, foster a team environment, inspire and motivate others, and provide mentorship and feedback to technical resources.Evaluate systems specifications regarding customer requirements, transforming specifications into cost-effective, technically correct solutions.Help prioritize work and manages projects within established time and budget objectives and customer priorities.Hands-on R&D prototyping of new technology solutionsWrite and support Infrastructure-As-Code in Terraform within an approved pipeline and adheres to best practices and standards.Effectively meet the needs of various levels of technical and non-technical audiences and model and assist others in the practice of mindful communication, active listening, and messaging. Apply strong communication skills describing technology concepts in ways the business can understand. Document effectively so that systems/architectures can be maintained or built upon. Collaborate across disparate groups, helping to identify common goals and gain consensus.Develops strategic solutions that align with the business objectives and architectural direction of the organization.Drives the design and ensures delivery of departmental and corporate programs.Leverages infrastructure technology to develop and/or redesign technology solutions.Builds, leverages and maintains effective alliances across technical and business community.Interacts with customers, vendors, and leadership to achieve effective, strategic, and fiscally responsible results.Seen as a technical expert across the organization and the industry.Perform other duties as assigned.What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?Nine years of experience in cloud based technologies preferred.Three years of experience as a technical lead preferred.Executed technology modernization initiatives including migration to public cloud providersCloud Architecture Certifications (AWS, GCP, or Azure) or strong architecture experience on CloudStrong development background with knowledge of Java, Python, GoLang and other scripting languagesStrong background in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) including certifications ( Terraform Associate )Supported efforts to accelerate applications migrating apps to be hosted on Public CloudExpert knowledge of infrastructure technologies such as Network, Database, Server, Storage etc. preferred.Knowledge of process discipline and IDLC methodologyWhat is a Must Have?A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or its equivalent in work experience, plus five years of experience in Technology required;Alternatively, a Master's degree in CS or a related field and three years of work experience in Technology.One year of experience as a technical lead required.What Is in It for You?Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.Employment PracticesTravelers 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.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit 0

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