Information Technology
Leadership Development Program

The Travelers Information Technology Leadership Development Program (ITLDP) is an accelerated four- to five-year rotational program emphasizing leadership development for college graduates looking to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT).

Travelers has more than 3,000 individuals in information systems positions, primarily in Hartford, Conn., and Saint Paul, Minn. If you possess a strong motivation to succeed, leadership potential and a professional and dedicated work ethic, you should consider becoming part of the ITLDP.

Program components

Participants complete rotations of increasing complexity in technology and business, depending on prior work experience. A typical rotation is 12 months in length, but rotations can vary in length from four to 15 months. Program participants are required to complete at least one six-month rotation in a
Travelers field office. 
 

Training and development

The ITLDP is multi-faceted, offering a technology, business and management-oriented development curriculum that includes training in cutting-edge technologies (e.g. application development, infrastructure, business intelligence), insurance, strategy and leadership. Other program components include formal mentoring, networking and career guidance.

Requirements

  • IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree with a preferred GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Passion for technology and business
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Prior work or internship experience
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and analytical skills
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Suggested majors

  • Computer and electrical engineering
  • Computer science
  • IT
  • Management information systems
  • Mathematics- or business-related majors with a minor in IT
  • Telecommunications

Locations

Positions are available in Hartford, Conn., and Saint Paul, Minn.

Technology at Travelers

As a leading property and casualty insurer, Travelers is heavily invested in technology. We leverage cost-effective systems and dynamic application development to build innovative and essential business processes. We have created many "first-of-kind" applications that have set the industry standard in product delivery and customer service. Supported by an advanced infrastructure, our technology innovation continues to create value and give us a key competitive advantage in our industry.

Our distributed environment is built on an extensive physical and virtual infrastructure. Devices running on Windows, Solaris, VMware ESX and Redhat Linux coexist and integrate with a centralized MVS legacy mainframe environment. Our frame-relay and MPLS networks connect our distributed environment to our data centers, LAN centers, and approximately 200 field offices nationally and internationally.

Throughout our enterprise environment, we use technologies that include JEE, WebSphere, JBoss, .NET, C, C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, Perl, COBOL, DB2, IMS, Oracle, Teradata, SQL Server, advanced telecommunications technologies, and best of breed SAN and NAS technologies. We maintain our own presence on the internet with a multi-site Web hosting environment of more than 100 servers. To monitor and protect our environments, we implement extensive disaster recovery plans and leverage advanced intrusion detection technologies to remain abreast of evolving threats.

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