The OneShield Lead Developer will design, implement and document unique solutions for any needed insurance lines or functionality using the appropriate development tools in a rapid development environment.
Position: OneShield Lead Developer
Reporting to: Software Delivery Manager
Location: Atlanta ( or Boston with eventual relocation to Atlanta)
This role is responsible for leading the configuration development of complex business rules and workflows to implement major enhancements and upgrades to the policy administration system for Hiscox USA.
As a leader of the development team, you have a background in application development projects involving the implementation of complex business rules for meta-data driven systems and are familiar with P&C Insurance. You have worked on medium to large scale projects and are ready to take on a new challenge.
You enjoy the opportunity to carry out technical requirements analysis, detailed designs, and implementation activities required to ensure the development, integration and long-term maintenance of a high quality database-centric application.
You are excited by the idea of making a long-term commitment to the Policy Administration program goals.
You will receive deep insight into the software development lifecycle along with freedom to complete your goals in your way.
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, operating at the tactical level, while solving difficult problems – this role is for you.
You will lead and mentor a team of talented developers to develop world class applications and systems.
What you’ll be doing:
Design and implement unique system solutions for various business needs using the proprietary technology (written in OneShield Dragon Designer software) and utilizing the Java platform and any additional platforms needed.
Participates, and may lead, on complex projects with significant impact on IT and / or business.
Mentors less experienced team members.
Prioritizes own work regarding the development, coding, testing, and debugging of new software or enhancements to existing software.
Provide an accurate level of efforts and estimates for development tasks
Provide input into high-level solution architecture
Regularly communicate solutions, expectations, priorities, status and impacts to all level of business and IT management.
Work closely with customers, Business Analysts, and team members to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions that are aligned with the business and IT strategies
Provide support for existing systems and applications installation by handling incidents, troubleshooting, and monitoring the execution of code as needed
Please provide a cover letter and resume which clearly communicates that you are the person to take on this challenge at Hiscox USA. Here are some of the requirements we would ideally like to see:
5+ years of experience in software development using OneShield Dragon Designer P&C Insurance solution tools or equivalent (SAP, etc)
Extensive knowledge and expertise with the OneShield configuration process.
Dragon Designer (OneShield) certification
Ability to understand complex software architecture and effectively communicate with team members.
Previous experience in supporting large applications in production with strong debugging skills
Solid experience with object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts and relational databases is required.
Exposure to Agile (Scrum) methodology
Exposure to development environments using Continuous Integration (CI)
Experience of Agile workload planning and management (Stories, Tasks, etc)
Good analytical and troubleshooting abilities.
At least 2 years of software development experience to include business systems analysis, application design, development, installation, and modification, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms
Experience in the financial market an advantage
Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
Experience of working on business-critical applications and large scale customer facing websites
Insurance experience is desirable although not essential
At Hiscox our spirit is in Challenging Convention and everything we do is guided by our Values.
Courage: Do the right thing however hard
Quality: World class where it matters
Integrity: True to our word
Excellence in Execution: Consistent, timely, efficient delivery
Human: Firm, fair and inclusive
What Hiscox USA Offers
Competitive salary and bonus (based on personal & company performance)
Comprehensive health insurance, Vision, Dental and FSA
401(k) with competitive company matching
24 Paid time off days
10 Paid Holidays
Paid sabbaticals after 10 years of service
Dynamic, creative and values-driven culture
Modern and open office spaces, complimentary fruit and drinks
Spirit of volunteerism, social responsibility and community involvement, including matching charitable donations for qualifying non-profits via our sister non-profit company, the Hiscox USA Foundation
As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.
We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.
Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.
Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.
About Hiscox USA
Hiscox USA was established in 2006 to focus on the needs underserved and specialty commercial clients via both the regional broker and direct distribution channels and is today the fastest-growing business unit within the Hiscox Group. Today, Hiscox USA has a talent force of about 400 employees mostly operating out of 6 major cities - New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hiscox USA offers a broad portfolio of commercial products, including technology, cyber & data risk, multiple professional liability lines, media, entertainment, management liability, crime, kidnap & ransom, commercial property and terrorism.
About the IT Team
The Hiscox USA IT team is currently 80 people strong and growing. We are primarily located in Atlanta, Georgia. Globally, Hiscox IT has a federated model with centralization where it counts. Each of our Business Units have a Head of IT who is responsible for both the operational support and change delivery within the Business Unit. The Heads of IT report to a Group CIO to ensure consistency where it matters. All Business Units are supported by centralized teams including CTO, IT management Operations, Enterprise Applications and IT Services.
Hiscox USA Software Delivery team is made up of over 40 professionals that develop and test applications for the US business.
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