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Sr Systems Engineer DBA

Hunt Valley, Maryland

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$107,600.00 - $177,500.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

Under general supervision, plans at an operational level designing and developing databases interfacing with appropriate customers, management and technical resources. Facilitates and/or participates in the design, development, and implementation of large, complex database systems supporting one or more business and/or technology areas. Develops, manages and implements appropriate solutions that may involve multiple platforms, databases, software/hardware, technologies and tools. Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of changing priorities. May direct project staff in the development and implementation of database systems in support of business requirements. This job may manage or lead others.

What Will You Do?

  • Evaluates systems specifications regarding customer requirements, transforming business specifications into cost-effective, technically correct database solutions.
  • Prioritizes work and manages projects within established budget objectives and customer priorities.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing to quality control and security protocols relative to database security.
  • Provides the division, department and business area management with timely and accurate information regarding the status and performance of the assigned project(s).
  • Advocates the use of database technology to develop and/or redesign business applications.
  • Builds, leverages, and maintains effective alliances across technical and business community.
  • Facilitates interactions with customers to achieve efficient, effective results with respect to database development and enhancement.
  • Multi-tasks and prioritizes in accordance with business priorities and production availability requirements.
  • Supports one or more business units.
  • Responsibilities are assigned in accordance with business client priorities.
  • Results are reviewed with next level manager for clarification and direction before proceeding.
  • Off hour support / weekend work could be necessary in this role
  • This job may manage or lead others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

    Technical Knowledge:

    • Has thorough working knowledge of all tools and techniques required for area(s) of responsibility and a thorough 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 conceptual knowledge of varying technologies and the ability to make decisions based on that knowledge.
    • Has thorough understanding of project staff roles, abilities and provides input to assess performance and development needs.

    Business Knowledge & Partnership:

    • Creates 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.
    • Able to communicate openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience.
    • Recognizes the importance of superior quality in providing a competitive edge.
    • Ensures that reports are precise, timely and accurate.

    Problem Solving & Decision Making:

    • Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely 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.
    • Able to openly and directly confront conflict until resolved.
    • Able to execute tasks and see through to completion.
    • Optimizes the use of all available resources.


    • Maintains effective partnerships across the department, and with business customers.
    • Provides management with substantive input and influences peers and project staff through an inclusive style and recognition of abilities and knowledge.

    Planning and Project Management:

    • Identifies those project tasks that are most important and maintains a clear sense of priorities and the larger picture.
    • Demonstrates ability to anticipate and effectively respond to changes in workload and resource.
    • Works with management to provide input to the planning process.

    Financial Awareness:

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

    Human Resource Management:

    • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills by displaying an understanding of the needs and perspectives of others.
    • Balances workload of team members and supervise individuals of varying abilities.
    • Under team lead or management supervision, may mentor and train others.
    • Identifies talents of others and matches them to tasks that will best suit project goals and/or provide growth for the individual.
    • Demonstrates a capacity to recognize varying abilities. Under team lead or management supervision, may mentor and train others.
    • Identifies talents of others and matches them to tasks that will best suit project goals and/or provide growth for the individual.
    • Demonstrates a capacity to recognize value and respect differences across a diverse workforce.
    • Responsible for the accurate and timely input assessing the skills and contributions of assigned project staff.


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

    What is a Must Have?

    • 5 years experience in technology.

    What Is in It for You?

    • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
    • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
    • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
    • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
    • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

    Employment Practices

    Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results. 

    If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

    Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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    About Travelers

    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.