Developer I, II, Sr. or Lead - Little Rock, AR

USAble Life - Little Rock, AR3.5

Full-time
When it comes to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers and employees, USAble Life (a Life & Specialty Ventures Company) is always ready.

At USAble Life, we strive to have a positive impact in the lives of others, especially our employees. We are a diverse group of individuals working together to go the extra mile. Bring your talents and expertise to join our team, and you’ll be rewarded with opportunities for personal and professional development. Our passion for delivering the best products is matched by our passion for our people.

For three consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018), Arkansas Business has acknowledged us as one of the best places to work. This coupled with our engaging culture and a comprehensive benefits package ensures we are committed to our employees.

Life Takes You Places – are you ready to join us?

We’re currently searching for a Developer I, II, Sr. or Lead to join our dynamic Information Technology team at USAble Life in Little Rock, AR.

The Developer I and II will:
Develop, implement, maintain and test software applications as they relate to company systems.
Recommend solutions to processing problems.
Identify and capture business requirements as they relate to the integration process.
Focus on timely and cost effective methods for achieving deliverables.
Make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.

Developer I and II Essential Duties:
Develop or maintain applications and reports.
Assist in the planning and implementation of applications and reports.
Design applications and reports.
Maintain developed code in revision code repository.
Work on personal development.
May perform other duties as assigned.

The Sr. Developer will:
Analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain and test software applications as they relate to company systems.
Make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.
Focus on timely and cost effective methods for achieving deliverables.
Conduct detailed analysis of defined system specifications and makes recommendations for workable solutions.
Work on small to mid tier projects that have system-wide impact.
Require skill in multiple technical environments and an increased level of business knowledge.
Additional responsibilities include documenting product functionality, supporting QA and deployment activities, troubleshooting production defects.

Sr. Developer Essential Duties:
Provide support in a timely manner for existing applications including analyzing data or system errors, answering user questions and running production applications or reports.
Develop and tests new applications.
Coordinate with various departments on systems development, support and testing.
Review business requirements.
Design application architecture.
Work on personal development.
May perform other duties as assigned.

The Developer Lead will:
Analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain and test software applications as they relate to company systems.
Make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.
Focus on timely and cost effective methods for achieving deliverables.
Serve as the team leader for applications projects and mentors junior Developers.
Work on small to large projects that have system-wide impact.
Require skill in multiple technical environments and an increased level of business knowledge.
Assist with complex support issues.

Developer Lead Essential Duties:
Provide support for existing applications including analyzing data or system errors, answering user questions and running production applications or reports.
Develop and tests new applications.
Assist junior staff members and serves as the team lead for systems projects.
Serve as the subject matter expert and coordinates with various departments on systems development, support and testing.
Review business requirements.
Design application architecture.
Work on personal development.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Developer I:
Experience with C# or VB.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ORM, Web Forms, MVC, and/or other modern object-oriented development frameworks
Experience with open source tools like log4net, NUnit, NHiberate, StructureMap, etc.
Experience with version control such as SVN or Git. Experience with SQL queries on database platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, or DB2
Strong understanding of programming concepts, object orientation, and design patterns
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Keen attention to detail
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task and work within time constraints
Basic understanding of testing tools and unit and integration test scripting, and testing methodologies

Developer II:
Ability to write SQL (Structured Query Language)
Basic understanding of programming concepts
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Keen attention to detail
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated technical comprehension and knowledge of assigned applications and systems
Experience with SQL queries on database platforms such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or DB2
Experience with reporting design and structure in Microsoft Reporting Services, Crystal Reports or Business Objects
Ability to multi-task and work within time constraints
Basic understanding of testing tools and unit and integration test scripting, and testing methodologies

Sr. Developer:
Ability to multi-task and work within time constraints
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to write effective technical specifications
Advanced programming skills in VB.Net, C#, Java, Javascript, C or Perl
Advanced experience with performing SQL queries in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, or other industry leading database engines
Advanced skills in developing platform independent object oriented and client server applications
Advanced skills in reporting design and structure with one or more industry tools; i.e. Microsoft Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, or Business Objects
Advanced skills in developing standards-based inter-application communication using SOAP or other XML-based web services technologies
Experience developing, managing, and deploying web-based applications using HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and other web technologies
Ability to use at least two of the following operating system platforms: Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X
Experience using full-term software development lifecycle, including the use of a revision control system like Microsoft Visual SourceSafe or Subversion
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to address a wide range of audiences

Developer Lead:
Ability to multi-task and work within time constraints
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to write effective technical specifications
Advanced programming skills in VB.Net, C#, Java, Javascript, C or Perl
Advanced experience with performing SQL queries in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, or other industry leading database engines
Advanced skills in developing platform independent object oriented and client server applications
Advanced skills in reporting design and structure with one or more industry tools; i.e. Microsoft Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, or Business Objects
Advanced skills in developing standards-based inter-application communication using SOAP or other XML-based web services technologies
Experience developing, managing, and deploying web-based applications using HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and other web technologies
Ability to use at least two of the following operating system platforms: Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. Experience using full-term software development lifecycle, including the use of a revision control system like Microsoft Visual SourceSafe or Subversion
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to address a wide range of audience

Required Experience
Developer I

Basic Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems and Curriculum and/or experience aligning with required skills.
1 to 3 years IT experience
Experience with SQL server
Or, equivalent military experience

Preferred:
IT related experience in the Health Insurance industry

Developer II

Basic Required:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
2 - 6 years related experience
Or, equivalent military experience

Preferred:
Curriculum based on SQL and Microsoft .NET
IT related experience in the Health Insurance industry

Sr. Developer

Basic Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
5+ years IT experience required
Or, equivalent military experience

Preferred:
Master's Degree; Microsoft Professional Certification or Project Management (PMP) Certification
5+ years of programming/systems analysis experience
IT related experience in the Health Insurance industry

Developer Lead

Basic Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
5 to 7 years IT experience required
Experience as a lead developer in at least four large scale projects that impact systems and operational areas
Or, equivalent military experience

Preferred:
Master's Degree; Microsoft Professional Certification or Project Management (PMP) Certification
5 to 7 years of programming/systems analysis experience
IT related experience in the Health Insurance industry