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Travelers Director, Data Analytics Engineer in Jefferson City, Missouri

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 CategoryAnalytics & Research, Bus Intelligence & Management Information

Target Openings1

Job Description SummaryThe Claim Business Intelligence & Analytics organization is looking for an experienced Data Engineer to lead a team. This position will focus on people leadership and strategy. There will also be the technical aspect ranging from preparing data for predictive modeling, building and deploying the tools and infrastructure to implement predictive models within our models-as-a-service framework, acquiring and discovering new data sources and more.This position will have direct reports. This role will also be look upon as technical leader within the team. Technologies and platforms, include SQL, Python and Hadoop. Experience working with devops, cloud platforms (i.e. AWS), and test automation will be beneficial, as is conceptual knowledge about predictive modeling.Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Data Analysis, Acquisition, Preparation, and Exploration:

  • Provide leadership to a team working with complex (type, quality, volume) and unfamiliar data.

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

  • Lead investigation and resolution efforts for high impact data defects and problems.

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

  • Identify gaps, escalating issue to manager.

  • Develop and apply complex data derivations, business transformation rules, and data requirements.

  • Collaborate with project team to identify, estimate, and prioritize project and/or enhancement activities.

  • Create complex (technology and features) data visualizations techniques to help support data exploration.

Data Solutions & Analytics Implementations:

  • Partner with Information Technology to develop strategic data solutions including transformation logic, rules, tables, as well as business requirements, governance, and specifications.

  • Manage the operationalizing and automation of more complex data (more systems, data sets and streams, size of data sets more substantial) products into business.

  • Lead integration of analytic data products, including pilots and proof of concepts.

  • Apply knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements.

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:

  • Provide leadership by assigning work based on priorities and coaching / mentoring team members.

  • 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 year of Leadership experience required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • 3 years Leadership experience preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred. Examples (but not limited to): Big data and Cloud platforms; Programming languages - SAS, SQL, Spark, Python, Hive, AWS; Visualization platforms: QlikView, Tableau, MicroStrategy and Qlik Sense.

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

Job Specific Technical 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 effectively collaborate with Project Manager and utilize sound project management practices.

  • 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 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 have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (TAPHYREQ@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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  • Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment. >> Explore benefits (https://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/) .

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