Nationwide Sr Developer, IT Applications - Application Developer in Des Moines, Iowa

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Compensation Grade: This role can be filled at the E4 pay band or D4 pay band depending on experience.

Are you a developer looking for an opportunity to expand your software knowledge across multiple technologies? Interested in joining one of the largest state-of-the art centralized application development operations in the insurance industry. We have a team of more than 400 people uncovering better ways to develop software. We work in an Agile environment which creates not only defined best practices but an avenue to grow and enhance software knowledge.

Nationwide’s cutting edge Application Services group is looking for an entry-level Java Developer to join their Des Moines, Iowa team. We’re seeking candidates who have some exposure to developing on web-based applications on J2EE platforms. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field highly preferred.

We’re seeking a self-starter to modify, code, test, debug and maintain a wide array of technologies. Job responsibilities include:

  1. With guidance, develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new or modifying existing software applications that are moderately complex.

  2. Analyzes and validates moderately complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications.

  3. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements moderately complex software applications according to standards.

  4. Develops specifications and programs moderately complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.

  5. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to moderately complex application development problems.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Collaboration/Negotiation in a team environment

  • Excellent Communication and people interaction skills

  • Learning Agility

  • Thought Leadership

  • Agile Mindset

  • Insurance industry experience is a plus

Technical skills:

  • Java Experience or equivalent Object-Oriented programming experience in Java/Groovy/Cold Fusion/PHP, etc.

  • Database / SQL experience

  • Web Stack - HTML/CSS/JScript/XML/JSON

  • J2EE platform experience

  • J2EE frameworks experience - ORM - Hibernate/Other

  • J2EE frameworks experience - MVC - Spring/Other

  • J2EE frameworks experience - Web Services - Rest/SOAP

  • JavaScript-UI frameworks experience - Bootstrap/JQuery/Angular/Other

  • Understanding of Agile and project management methodologies

JOB SUMMARY: With minimal guidance, modifies complex applications programs from detailed specifications. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs. Competent to work on most phases of applications programming activities, but requires instruction and guidance in phases.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.With minimal guidance, develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new or modifying existing software applications that are moderately complex.

2.Analyzes and validates moderately complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the design, prototyping and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development of test plans and program specifications with minimal interfaces.

3.Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements moderately complex software applications according to standards.

4.Develops specifications and programs moderately complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.

5.Performs all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.

6.Evaluates and provides technical solutions to moderately complex application development problems.

7.Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.

Experience: Three years of experience in programming and systems analysis.

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 general knowledge of the systems development life cycle.

Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze moderately complex applications and systems. Must be able to program moderately complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have moderate decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. 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.

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.

Credit Check: Not Applicable

Safety Sensitive (SS): Not Applicable

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)

Additional Job Description

Smoke-Free Iowa Statement: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates and subsidiaries comply with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on or around company premises as well as company issued vehicles. The company offers designated smoking areas in which smoking is permitted at each individual location. The Act prohibits retaliation for reporting complaints or violations. For more information on the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, individuals may contact the Smokefree Air Act Helpline at 888-944-2247.

Job ID: 54978

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