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The Travelers Indemnity Company.

Hadoop Systems Engineer, DBA

The Travelers Indemnity Company. - Hartford, CT

Company Information

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Job Summary

The Travelers Operations, Architecture & Infrastructure Systems organization is seeking an experienced and motivated Technology Engineer to support the hardware and software infrastructure for the Enterprise Hadoop platform.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Java application software development including modern development tools, an intermediate understanding of Hadoop and its related ecosystem, some basic Hadoop administration experience, as well as the analytic, organizational, and communication skills necessary to be an effective technical leader in a visible role

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Design, implement, and maintain Java-based software applications which provide self-service capabilities to the Hadoop environment.

Provide guidance on industry best practices around continuous integration for applications.

Participate in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Hadoop platform including hardware, and software.

Plan, test, and execute upgrades involving Hadoop components; assure Hadoop platform stability and security.

Help design, document, and implement administrative procedures for Hadoop platform.

Build, leverage, and maintain effective relationships across technical and business community.

Participate in 24x7 production support rotation and provide off-hours support as required.

Act as a point of contact with our vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues as required.

Lead small to medium sized software development projects with a team spanning multiple areas & disciplines, utilizing project management concepts and best practices.

Research, analyze, and evaluate software products for use in the Hadoop platform.

Provide IT and business partners consultation on using the Hadoop platform effectively;

Follow all enterprise change management and project management processes.

Other duties as assigned.

Technical Knowledge:

Proficient in Java software development. This includes supporting technologies such as Spring Framework, Maven, Jenkins, Urban Code Deploy, Git, etc.

Intermediate knowledge of Hadoop and its ecosystem, including basic installation, administration, and configuration.

Intermediate experience in Linux OS & Linux shell scripting.

Basic knowledge of Python, Ruby, Scala would be considered a plus.

Familiarity with Micro Service Architecture and Containerized Application Development would be considered a plus.

Basic knowledge of database fundamentals and experience working with one or more DBMS platforms such as Teradata, SQL Server, or Oracle

Minimum Qualifications

3 years experience in technology.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

Bachelors degree preferred in in Technology or a similar field (or equivalent experience).

Typically has a minimum of 3-5 years of hands on experience in information technology infrastructure, with strong aptitude with: software/solution development/delivery, Big Data, Information Delivery, and/or High Performance Computing.

Have a deep understanding of capabilities and the direction of technology and applications, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary to support assigned application/function and/or projects

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Technical Knowledge:

Has full knowledge of all tools and techniques required for area(s) of responsibility and a working understanding of the business that the assigned projects are supporting. Able to leverage this understanding of the business and systems environment to develop appropriate and timely solutions to daily issues. Has limited conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to recommend decisions based on that knowledge. Has understanding of project staff roles, abilities and may provide input to assess performance and development needs.

Business Knowledge & Partnership:

Able to foster an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with in a professional and timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and optimize the value of assigned projects. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience. Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge. Ensures that information is delivered to team lead or next level manager so reports are precise, timely and accurate.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are more closely defined and where information is available but must be further manipulated. Once decisions are made, is able to follow and direct action to implement intended results. Participates in openly and directly confronts conflict until resolved. Under minimal supervision learns how to execute to get things done. Optimizes the use of all available resources.


Maintains effective partnerships across the department, and is able to provide management with substantive input.

Planning and Project Management:

Works with project manager/manager to identify those project tasks that are most important and maintains a clear sense of priorities and the larger picture. Anticipates and effectively responds to changes in workload and resource.

Financial Awareness:

Understands and has input to the budget process and shares responsible for expense control of assigned projects. Demonstrates cost-effectiveness. Failure to achieve objectives can result in delays or inefficiencies resulting in readjustment of resources and/or staff. Is responsible for information of importance and whose disclosure could harm the overall financial position of the company.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other

Work Schedules Weekend work hours (Occasionally) Overnight work hours (Occasionally)

Physical Requirements

Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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