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Lead Software Developer

Company: Ameritas
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

IT software development in COBOL and associated languages.

At Ameritas, our mission is Fulfilling Life. We do that in many ways, but especially by helping people invest in themselves by offering trusted financial products and advice. Because we believe everyone should be happy, healthy, and financially secure, we work hard to provide trusted financial products and valued guidance, including individual life and disability insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, investments, and wealth management services.

This position will provide development and integration support to ensure business system applications deliver measurable value to the business. Provide support for specialized and ad hoc requests for research, technical information and customized or one-off solutions. This professional delivers to a future view of technical solutions and business process, managed by a delivery plan integrated with other IT and business areas, as well as to a roadmap that makes progress toward a future state. This profession ensures the ongoing health of the business systems, measured by agreed level of services.

This role is responsible for designing, creating, integrating, and deploying an aggregation of business system applications that cooperate to deliver overarching functionality of technology. That responsibility includes the entire software lifecycle, from ideation through end-of-life, for all applications that deliver value within business capabilities.

What you do

* Systems analysis, design, development, integration, maintenance, and support * Codes application using a disciplined development process * Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms * Produces and analyzes data extracts and reports from the system * Develops, executes, and documents test plans * Lead deployment of new modules applies upgrades and fixes to the production environment -- ensures production readiness; move to libraries, complete forms, completing version control documents * Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/ results and other areas such as error handling and backup recovery procedures * Provides technical and system knowledge and guidance to team members * Supports major projects that span a broad range of applications -- acts as the IT lead and subject matter expert by providing technical direction to others * Contributes to solutioning efforts with team, application owners, architects, business analysts and clients * Evaluates new application packages and tools; research best practices and recommends solutions * Identifies technical requirements, creates technical design specifications * Creates technical sizing for requirements for small to large projects -- gains appropriate acceptance * Communicates effectively with members of IT and the business areas in verbal and written forms * Create technical designs from business requirements and functional specifications * Serve as a development lead on projects, being the focal point for all development efforts on a project * Work effectively in unfamiliar programs, processes, and applications

What you bring

* 5--7 years of application programming and analysis experience * Proven knowledge of surrounding information systems and application architecture standards * Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required * Strong systems analysis experience * Ability to read and write technical and system documentation * Required Technical Skills: COBOL, SQL, Relational Datacom, JCL * Desired Technical Skills: VSAM, EasyTrieve, CICS, CICS web services including REST and SOAP, Endevor, Expediter, RDz or Topaz * 24/7/365 support on-call is required.  Rotating responsibility within a team setting

What we offer

* Our company motto is “Fulfilling Life” and we take that job seriously, with a heavy commitment to volunteering and community support, employee well-being, and providing quality products and services that help our customers create a brighter future. * Being a mutual-based organization, the return on our investment goes back into the company, to benefit our members/customers. * We’re committed to professional development, opportunity, inclusion, and diversity. Team building and collaboration are also priorities. * A total rewards package with all the comprehensive health and welfare benefits you’d expect, including competitive pay and incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and time off to care for yourself and others. * Additional popular benefits, including tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment, an incentivized well-being program, adoption assistance, paid time off for volunteering, training, and career development opportunities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Ameritas has a reputation as a company that cares, and because everyone should feel safe bringing their authentic, whole self to work, we’re committed to an inclusive culture and diverse workplace, enriched by our individual differences. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that hires based on qualifications, positive attitude and exemplary work ethic, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Ameritas, Lincoln , Lead Software Developer, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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