The Hartford Publishing Technical Lead in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

Title: Publishing Technical Lead

Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte

Job Number: 1700729

Publishing Technical Lead


Over the next five years we will make significant investments in modernizing our core technology and evolving analytics and data capabilities to drive greater efficiencies. This expansion offers us the ability to have key business functions – Product, Underwriting, Operations and Technology – co-located and collaborating, tackling short-term problems and building long-term solutions together. This effort symbolizes our investment in building internal knowledge, offering enterprise-wide career opportunities and continuing the momentum of our technology agenda.

Overview of the position:

The Technical Lead role is a leadership position that requires strong planning, estimating, collaboration, application design / development, and communication skills. The incumbent will participate in designs and drive development of technology solutions across the various business units. The successful candidate will help develop the next generation of Publishing systems using EMC’s xPression & xCP suite. The position requires in-depth experience and understanding of multiple programming languages, systems, analysis and design, integration, and software development methodologies.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching and mentoring of junior development resources
  • Quality and completeness of detailed technical specifications, solution designs, and code reviews as well as adherence to the non-functional requirements.
  • Performing hands-on development work, as needed
  • Acting as a point of contact for technical issues across the Publishing PDA platform.
  • Providing oversight to ensure the proper application of design patterns, frameworks, and services to improve consistency and reduce complexity.
  • Ensuring that technical documentation and technical artifacts are accurately prepared, maintained, and cataloged.
  • Identifying opportunities to reuse strategic components and reduce over-customization.
  • Constructing a technical specification document and component-level design that is re-usable, efficient, and enables the stated business goals
  • Leverage technical acumen to understand and implement the overall technical vision for the program, in alliance with architects and other tech leads, while keeping in mind the cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization, and architecture rationalization

Behaviors at the Hartford:

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers.
  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford.
  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others.
  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • 5-10 years of development experience
  • 5 years Object Oriented application development experience in a structured environment with a defined software development lifecycle
  • 3-5 years of experience in Enterprise Publishing Solutions – including xPression or xCP
  • Experience collaborating with Project Managers, Lead Business Analysts, application and enterprise architects, application technical leads, vendor partners (both onsite and offshore), and other application development teams
  • Experience with enterprise content management, including Documentum
  • Experience following an established release protocol
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create and lead a matrixed project team focused on developing and implementing technical solutions

Job: Application Development