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Application Developer I - Claims

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2020-2160
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1
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US-IA-Cedar Rapids US-CA-Rocklin US-TX-Webster US-NJ-Pennington US-Remote
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2/5/2020
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Information Technology
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None
No
 
 

Overview:

UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

 

UFG is seeking an application developer that will be engaged in challenging, and innovative projects that will impact our organizations success. This position requires a critical thinker with a well-rounded understanding of software development and a passion to learn how to be a software developer in an enterprise environment.  This position requires a critical thinker with technical skills who can thrive in a fast paced environment.  

 

This position can be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA; a regional UFG office; or in a remote work arrangement.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop new applications and update and maintain current applications.
  • Consult with project managers, team members and users to identify current operating procedures and clarify project objectives.
  • Recommend solutions that will meet the meet or exceed the expectations of the project team members and system users.
  • Write new or modify existing applications based on specifications developed by project manager and business analysts.
  • Stay current in the field through company provided and personal continuing technical education and development community involvement
  • Develop and document programming standards for all developers and team members.
  • Develop tools, programs and techniques that improve the development and implementation process.
  • Conduct testing by developing test data by following test plans to ensure programs meet standards and specification.
  • Assist with project/system releases.
  • Research errors to determine root cause and take appropriate steps to correct errors.
  • Properly document development progress with project tracking system.
  • Actively participate in cross-functional project teams.
  • Actively participate in insurance classes, programming coursework or in-house training programs throughout

Qualifications:
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Object Oriented Programing experience and understanding.
  • Java experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Git and continuous build integration environments.
  • In depth knowledge of C# and Web development.
  • Some proficiency with JavaScript, React, Redux, Jest (or similar unit test framework) and SCSS is desirable.
  • In Depth knowledge of Responsive Web Design.
  • Experience with Git/GitHub/pull request workflow.
  • Experience with Continuous integration environments.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to describe complex, highly-technical issues using simple, clear and precise language.


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