VP Performance & Data Engineering

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POST DATE 11/13/2019
END DATE 11/24/2019

Travelers Insurance Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Company InformationSolid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.Job SummaryAs the VP of Performance and Data Engineering within Infrastructure and Cloud Services (ICS), you will lead an organization responsible for the design, engineering, and support of Travelers' infrastructure & application monitoring, performance & capacity planning, big data & analytics, as well as web and API platforms. In this role you will be responsible for developing and implementing the automated and self-service delivery of on-premise and public cloud infrastructure and services in support of business intelligence & analytics workloads and priorities. The successful candidate will drive and foster collaboration across architecture, development organizations/teams, and infrastructure teams toward the common goal of delivering highly reliable, scalable, and automated services. The leader of Performance and Data Engineering will help engineer, build, and implement an infrastructure data platform designed to transition from a reactive and symptom focused, to a predictive/anomaly focused approach to problem identification and remediation. In addition, the successful candidate will help democratize infrastructure, application, and performance data to enable readily consumable and correlated insights for faster and more accurate problem remediation and end user experience tuning. Marketing DescriptionVP, Security EngineeringPrimary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Understand and manage the data needs of different stakeholders across multiple business verticals
Drive timely, high-quality execution of team deliverables while promoting engineering standards and best practices
Experience in load, stress, availability, and capacity testing and performance methods
Understand end to end data management interactions and dependencies across complex data pipelines and data transformation and how they impact business decisions
Design best practices for big data processing, data modeling and enterprise data warehouse development
Leadership qualities include fostering teamwork and trust, exhibiting respectful and transparent communication, demonstrating collaboration both with their peers and across Tech & Ops, supporting and lead change, and fostering diversity and inclusiveness
Minimum QualificationsMinimum of 7 years of progressive work experience in the technology space and a minimum of 4 years of people management experience required.Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, advanced degree a plus
10+ years of experience including 5+ managing and developing engineering teams
Experience with agile development practices/methodologies
Application performance and capacity management experience
Experience managing and supporting public cloud-based platforms
Job Specific & Technical Skills & CompetenciesTechnical knowledge: Experience and technical expertise in multiple engineering disciplines including, but not limited to: end-user computing, mobility, video conferencing, broadcast TV, unified communications & collaboration (including the full Microsoft tool suite) and content management solutions across the enterprise. Experience and expertise with Agile & DevOps methodologies and tools. Able to evaluate market and industry trends within related technical domains. Possesses strong analytical skills to effectively create recommendations, influence decision-making, assess impacts, compare solutions, problem solve, and achieve business and/or technical objectives. Thoroughly understands how overall responsibilities fit within broader technical environment and has strong ability to influence technology recommendations for the enterprise. Experience leading large scale technology organization and building and leading large teams. Communication Skills: Able to build strong relationships and foster a collaborative environment across Business and Shared Technology organizations. Expert written and oral communication at all levels, both internally and externally. Expert presentation skills used to influence other leaders across the Enterprise. Business knowledge and partnership. Able to demonstrate thorough understanding of business and financial acumen and proactively makes recommendations. Able to actively influence customers and business partners to solve problems and ensures products and services are utilized effectively and efficiently. Able to provide strategic solutions tailored to meet business objectives. Team Orientation: As a change champion, leads and welcomes innovative ideas and drives continuous improvement, process improvement, and service optimization. Leads and seeks effective partnerships across the organization and is able to influence Senior Management, peers and subordinates through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities and knowledge. Balances organizational, team, and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objective leadership and openness to other views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of organization and team above own interest. Leadership: Sets and drives cross-functional objectives and priorities and forms a vision for the future of the enterprise. Effectively influences across multiple teams, senior leaders, organizations, and/or enterprise. Demonstrates the vision and thought leadership necessary to set broad technical direction and is able to communicate/articulate a clear vision of services. Demonstrates technical and process leadership skills within the organization, independently resolves conflicts, and develops relationships across the enterprise. Exhibits team leadership, provides guidance, feedback and coaching to direct reports. Influences all levels and contributes to the transformation agenda. Responsible for building and inspiring a large organization. Leads functional objectives and priorities across multiple technologies, platforms, and teams.Environmental/Work Schedules/OtherWeekend work hours as needed Overnight work hours as needed Holiday work hours (Federal and religious) as neededPhysical RequirementsOperates standard office equipment (continuously) Sitting (can stand at will) (continuously) Standing (occasionally) Use of keyboards, sporadic 10-key (continuously)Equal Employment Opportunity StatementTravelers is an equal opportunity employer.