Entry Level Software Developer - Hartford, CT

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Entry Level Software Developer - Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Summary: Under direct supervision, Technology Foundational Development Program (TFDP) role combines hands-on IT experience with mentorship and an IT curriculum to prepare employees for a career in Software Development roles. Completes basic programming tasks including analysis, coding, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs. This job does not manage others.

    Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

    • Performs system programming tasks of basic complexity that are often repeatable.
    • Responsibilities include performing basic analysis, coding, testing, debugging, configuration, incident investigation, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs.
    • Estimates work assignments at a basic level.
    • Often requires significant guidance from more experienced team members or a manager.
    • Assists in the identification of business requirements.
    • Begins to develop basic business knowledge and terminology through daily work assignments.
    • Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional components of the TFDP role include:

    • TFDP new hire orientation where employees will gain exposure to all IT lines of business within Travelers through lines of business overviews, networking with IT leadership, and networking with peers.
    • Mentorship structure. IT Curriculum with specific coursework in IT in general and Travelers specific IT concepts that will set a foundation for a career in IT.
    • Cohort group that meets quarterly to connect and share best practices and discuss hot topics.
    • In addition to day to day management, employees will receive support from TFDP management.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Obtained or in the process of obtaining an IT or business related undergraduate or graduate degree and 0-3 years of IT related experience (can include one or more internship experiences in the IT field).
    • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher.
    • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

    Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

    • Obtained or in the process of obtaining an IT or business related (IT minor) undergraduate or graduate degree with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • Preferred undergraduate/graduate majors include: Computer Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics with a minor in Information Technology, and Management Information Systems.
    • Demonstrated initiative and extra-curricular involvement showcasing IT skills preferred.
    • For experienced or career changing candidates, full-time professional experience in IT of three years or less preferred.

    Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

    • Technical Knowledge: Developing analytical skills for programming/ configuration tasks, identifying discrepancies, incident and defect trends and resolutions, solution delivery, monitoring and/or support of applications of basic complexity.
    • In addition, demonstrates an aptitude for learning assigned supported business systems and technology.
    • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate thoughts/ideas clearly.
    • Demonstrates basic 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.
    • Problem Solving & Decision Making: Able to recognize and analyze basic technology defects and incidents and develop timely, practical, cost-effective solutions with supervisory assistance.
    • Able to identify cause and effect relationships in assigned systems and applications.
    • Team Orientation: Ability to foster relationships with peers to achieve objectives.
    • Practices objectivity and openness to others' views.
    • Planning: Ability to manage time and competing priorities.
    • Developing the ability to accurately evaluate and estimate new tasks.
    • Developing a planning skill set including providing management with accurate and timely status information.
  • Compensation
    Competitive Compensation
  • Benefits

    Comprehensive Benefits Package for employee & family!

  • Industry
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  • About Us
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home, and business. Travelers prides themselves on helping customers manage risk before a claim occurs — and responding with speed, professionalism, and compassion when claims do happen. Through challenging work in a fast-paced atmosphere, they provide student and graduates with a rewarding experience that will keep them moving.