The Hartford Software Engineer in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: Software Engineer

Location: United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Job Number: 1801572

The Hartford’s Claims IT team is seeking a highly motivated Developer in our Hartford, CT office for office for a high profile, complex and critical invest program. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills, proficiency in managing matrix technical teams, technical acumen, experience in delivering quality technical solutions as well as setting and executing on a strategic technical vision.

Candidates must have strong technical skills and competency in Java, workflow orchestration (Pega or Content Navigator), integration services. Experience in implementing Natural Language processing, Capture/OCR technologies is preferred.

Candidate must have the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates will have a willingness to understand existing processes and systems, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to translate business needs into technical solutions (communication with non-technical team members is as essential as communicating with technical team members). They should be able to make decisions quickly in consultation with team members and subject matter experts and be able to build strong relationships, actively participate in team work and understand the dynamics and critical nature of the business.

Responsibilities of the position include:


  • Function as subject matter expert and advocate for the software applications supported, requiring depth and breadth in their knowledge of the business, technologies, applications, integration and interfaces.

  • Proactively address technical issues and risks that could impact maintenance release schedules and/or financials.

  • Work closely with stakeholders to design and document automation solutions that align with the business needs and are consistent with the architectural vision.

  • Develop code that conforms to The Hartford coding standards and industry best practices.

  • Work closely with development team, BA’s, App managers, QA test leads and architects using Agile methodology

  • Debug and troubleshoot defects.

  • Develop technical documentation for various project deliverables and phases.

  • Provide innovative ideas and process optimization solutions

Cross Functional Interaction

  • Lead change by influencing and educating Business, IT and Sourcing partners.

  • Facilitate continuity between vendor and HIG partners, other IT Groups and Enterprise Architecture.

  • Work across the organization to provide business process or design recommendations consistent with long term business and IT strategy

  • Identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership in the operational application support areas

  • Work closely with the architecture team to ensure that the technical solution designs and implementation are consistent with the architectural vision.

  • Support and consult on disaster recovery and reverse demand planning and testing.

  • Participate in reviews of architectural designs, requirements and test cases.

  • Assist in performance analysis along with application reporting and monitoring.

  • Experience in Workflow orchestration & integration development

  • Experience in implementing NLP & OCR Technologies

  • High level of independence but also able to work as a team player.

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or related field.


  • Experience in Workflow orchestration & integration development

  • Experience in implementing NLP & OCR Technologies

  • High level of independence but also able to work as a team player.

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • 3 years of experience developing web based Java/J2EE applications.

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented design and methodologies.

  • Familiar with Agile.

  • Experience working on development teams for large internet based front-end applications.

  • Ability to conduct effective code reviews.

  • Hands-on experience, working knowledge and strong technical skills in the following technologies:

  • Two or more years’ experience designing and supporting implementation of NLP & OCR Technologies with a strong background in workflow orchestration

  • Two or more years’ experience in Spring Batch Framework.

  • Proficiency in designing, implementing and supporting packaged Vendor products.

  • Application Server, Weblogic, JBoss.

  • SOAP/Restful Web Services, XML and XSD.

  • Database technologies such as Oracle, ORM.

  • JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JQuery, CSS and HTML5.

  • Integration with Web Content Management tools such as FatWire.

  • Source Code version tools such as Apache Subversion.

Other relevant skill sets include:

  • Business Knowledge & Partnership (insurance/financial industry background)

  • Planning and Project Management

  • Financial Stewardship

What Else Can You Tell Me?

The Hartford is committed to the education and growth of our Information Technology Professionals. A number of IT Certifications are available to enhance your career and growth potential. IT Professionals at The Hartford may qualify for a stipend up to $1000 per year for additional certifications

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.Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age* NO AGENCIES PLEASE *

Job: Application Development

Primary LocationUnited States-Connecticut-Hartford

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Job LevelIndividual Contributor

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusExempt

TravelYes, 10 % of the Time

PostingMay 17, 2018, 9:25:23 AM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.