Company Title: Consultant, IT App Development - Application Developer
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This role is an App Dev Tech Lead reporting to the Nationwide Excess & Surplus/Specialty IT AVP of Customer Facing applications and services. It is a technical leadership role that is responsible for technologies and implementations that cut across multiple applications and application teams. The role works with teams to solve the most difficult technical issues and to help uplift the organization’s technical capabilities. The role will also play technical leadership roles on projects and programs. The role will provide delivery and thought leadership contributions to experiments and R&D. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the capability and delivery needs of the organization and also sit on the App Suite leadership team in order to contribute to operational and strategic planning.
Skills and attributes desired:
Strong skills in development with ability to quickly pick up and be proficient in new languages & tools as needed. E.g. Proficiency in Java, Angular, JQuery, Ajax, Html5, SQL/PLSQL, Mobile design, and Web services, and ability to quickly learn new frameworks & concepts such as APIs, Apigee, Microservices, Docker, Machine Learning and Big Data
Strong understanding of middleware, databases, infrastructure, security, authentication, etc., and ability to coordinate integrations and dependencies involving multiple teams
Strong troubleshooting skills. Ability to provide solutions to complex problems and enable operational stability for critical Business applications
Experience coaching and advising less experienced developers in best practices, tools and processes. Passionate about delivering quality solutions and advancing productivity of the technology team
Experience working with third-party/vendor solutions such as Guidewire InsuranceNow, and partnering with internal and external stakeholders, to effectively drive design and implementation
Strong communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate technical ideas and issues to both IT and non-IT audiences
Experience working in a matrixed environment. Ability to effectively collaborate with project managers, scrum masters, architects, business partners and IT leadership
Good insurance domain experience. Knowledge of Excess & Surplus insurance, a big plus
JOB SUMMARY: Top-level technical expert in one or more highly specialized phases of applications programming. Provides technical consulting on complex projects. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications programming.
1. Designs, develops and implements cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are the most complex in nature. Serves as an expert in applications development and undertakes the most complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. 2. Analyzes and validates the most complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems to ensure desirability, practicality, and resource availability and capability. Leads in the design, development and implementation of new programs and/or modification of existing applications. Responsible for the most complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the design, development and implementation of test plans and strategies as well as program specifications with various interfaces. 3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements the most complex software applications according to standards. 4. Provides top-level expertise in the definition and development of specifications and programming for the most complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs. 5. Leads all aspects of applications programming and development for multiple, large-scale projects. 6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions and strategies to the most complex application development problems. Sought as a resource for resolution of the most advanced application development problems and issues. 7. Determines user requirements, leads application design, plans projects, establishes priorities and monitors progress. Evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve the team's effectiveness. 8. Acts as a technical programming consultant for large-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces. Serves as a top-level technical programming consultant for the most complex applications development projects involving multiple disciplines and impacting multiple business units. 9. Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is strongly preferred.
Experience: Eight years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Three years of experience in project management is preferred.
Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques is required.
Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze the most complex applications and systems. Must be able to program the most complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess strong problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have strong project management skills. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.
Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.
A diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to Nationwide's success. Bringing together the unique characteristics of each of our associates -- ethnicity, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, disability, veteran status, as well as many other differences such as thinking styles, personalities and work experience -- is an integral part of who we are and how we operate as a company. We are proud of Nationwide's inclusive culture that supports every associate's success and encourages an environment where they can feel challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged.
Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR Officer
JOB CONDITIONS: Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.
ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
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