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Travelers Manager, Data Analytics Engineering Specialist in Annapolis, Maryland

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

Target Openings


Job Description Summary

A great opportunity exists within International Business Intelligence & Analytics for a Manager, Data Analytic who will help expand data and analytics capabilities within the International organization specifically focusing on the Guidewire platform.

Leverages technology and analytics skills to apply intermediate data analysis practices that benefit business initiatives. This job is a Team lead partnering with Information Technology within a matrix environment.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Data Acquisition, Prep and Exploration:Reviews unfamiliar data sources. Connects to value for business. Able to link to systems.

  • Develops process to acquire and integrate data.

  • Independently reviews, prepares, designs and integrates complex (type, quality, volume) data correcting problems and recommends data cleansing/quality solutions to major issues.

  • Works within Travelers standards, processes, and protocols.

  • Develops moderate and applies complex data derivations, business transformation rules, and data requirements.

  • Leads medium scale projects and coordinates aspects of larger projects with limited supervision.

  • Performs analysis of complex (type, quality, volume) sources to determine value and use. Determines and recommends data to include in analytical projects.

  • Creates moderate (technology and features) data visualization techniques to help support data exploration.

  • Utilizes business knowledge to explain technical activities in business terms.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to expand technical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Develops and maintains relationships across the enterprise.

  • Analytic Data Discovery:Operationalizes and automates more complex (more systems, data sets and streams, size of data sets more substantial) products into business.

  • Proactively looks to improve and optimize data products.

  • Builds, tests, and implements complex analytic business products, including pilots and proof of concept.

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

  • Analytic Support:Independently train business users on data products/analytic environment.

  • Ensures customer satisfaction through professional communication, follow-up, and responsiveness to issues.

  • Consultation:Shares knowledge with users on data or analytic products.

  • Builds effective relationships with stakeholders.

  • Provides guidance and mentorship to lower level technical employees.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Education:

  • College Degree in STEM related field

  • Technical Knowledge:

  • 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

  • Experience:

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

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of data tools, techniques, and manipulation preferred.

  • Examples (but not limited to): Big data and Hadoop platforms and languages - SAS, SQL, Spark, Python, Pig, Hive, QlikView, Tableau.

  • 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 Knowledge & Partnership

  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate with the business. Demonstrates willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues. Able to understand assigned business unit and business priorities.

  • Able to coordinate with other technical areas to achieve project/department or division goals.

  • Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • Able to recognize, analyze, and diagnose business and data issues of advanced complexity.

  • Able to creatively evaluate alternative solutions.

  • Able to reuse previously completed processes.

  • Demonstrates the ability to make routine decisions independently and escalates when necessary.

  • Team Orientation

  • Ability to build and foster relationships with team, business, and technical partners to achieve objectives.

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

  • Leadership

  • Exhibits team leadership and collaborates with partners.

  • Planning (Project Management)

  • Able to manage time and competing priorities and provide management with accurate and timely status information.

  • Able to accurately evaluate and estimate tasks.

  • Financial Awareness

  • Able to understand how the project schedule relates to budget.

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 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.