- Associate’s degree from an accredited college/university in programming related field with significant course work and/or experience in design, development, and analysis of technology solutions and five years of experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Prior experience with rating development or development on Guidewire’s Rating Engine preferred.
- Proficiency in applying new technologies to existing applications and the development of new solutions with programming languages and technologies such as GOSU, JAVA, SQL, and XML and DB2 and SQL databases, and in MS Office products including Word and Excel.
- Ability to think logically and to continually use personal judgment, experience, and known facts and figures, to make decisions and deal with problems.
- Demonstrates knowledge of hardware and software technology. Maintains up-to-date knowledge through the reading of technical publications, attendance at seminars/conferences and/or user groups. Shares information with others in a manner that is easily understood and applied.
- Ability to manage multiple and/or conflicting priorities including ability to be flexible and adjust priorities as business needs change. Project deadlines may conflict, making it necessary to negotiate and communicate with stakeholders.
- Ability to work with a project team to determine technology needs and recommend solutions resulting from team decision. As part of recommendation, includes estimated timelines and projected deadlines.
- Working knowledge of systems development lifecycles and understanding of IT infrastructure, the impact of changes on system beyond scope, and the importance of coordinating updates or fixes. Ability to follow project management methodology specific to Grinnell Mutual.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations as required for programming to simplify work of end user.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract/concrete variables.
- Ability to recognize processing/application inefficiencies and recommend improvements.
- Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward assignments and problem solving.
- Demonstrates oral, written, and presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences. Exhibits self-assurance and a creative aptitude.
- Ability to work in a harmonious manner with coworkers, agents, vendors, and supervisor.
- Ability to understand basic insurance terminology applicable to personal lines and commercial lines of insurance.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
- Ability to keep regular work schedule and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
- Ability to represent Grinnell Mutual at selected professional conferences approximate 1 to 2 times per year. May include overnight stays and travel.
Working conditions and physical efforts
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform job duties and responsibilities.
- The Senior Application Developer may be required to work overtime to meet strict deadlines associated with assigned projects resulting in various levels of stress.
- The Senior Application Developer is required to respond to technical support calls within area of expertise as assigned, causing interruptions and the need to balance multiple priorities.
- During times of conversion or system implementation (approximately 10 to 12 times per year), the Senior Application Developer may be required work weekends or non-typical work hours to support technical issues from system checkout procedures to verify correct implementations. The Senior Application Developer has regular on-call responsibilities based on a rotating schedule.
- The position is physically located in the home office with a work environment of a typical office setting; noise level is relatively quiet and occasional stress is encountered as deadlines approach. The position requires an individual to sit for long periods of time.
This job description is not intended to describe in detail the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to give the employee a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of the demands changes, so may the essential functions of this job.