SOFTWARE DEVELOPER II

| Chicago

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Purpose:

Development and maintenance of software applications built using Microsoft stack.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Design, develop and test software applications.
  • Maintain systems by identifying and correcting software defects.
  • Create technical specifications and unit test plans.
  • Work with QA to align understanding of requirements and to develop system test plans.
  • Work as part of an Agile development team to solve problems and develop projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Demonstrate a basic degree of creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Follow the established software development life cycle.
  • Follow established coding standards and naming conventions.
  • Support applications using software development methodologies including structured programming, documentation, design and code review.
  • Work with business analysts and application users to define and design robust user centric application solutions
  • Collaborate with UX resources to drive consistent look and feel of user interface
  • Collaborate with database resources to ensure robust and complete data access and manipulation
  • Collaborate with IT Operations to ensure hardware and software are aligned to deliver business requirements
  • Mentor junior and other new developers
  • On-site regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job

 

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Microsoft technology stack
  • Expert in C#, JavaScript, MSSQL 2012 or above
  • Proficient with MVC, Angular, Asp.Net, JQuery
  • Hands on experience with Visual Studio & TFS as source control tool
  • Must have good understanding of SOLID object oriented programming (OOP) concepts
  • Must have experience with WCF
  • Experience in end-to-end Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) project
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Good at understanding requirements, getting clarifications
  • Have passion for learning new technologies and enhancing existing skills
  • Proactive issue resolution with a positive attitude
  • Understand solution at the project level
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and learn quickly 
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills

                          

Desired Skills:

  • Insurance industry experience
  • Familiarity with writing unit tests
  • Relevant Microsoft certification
  • Experience with Web API, Entity Framework
  • Experience with Crystal Reports, SSRS and/or SSIS

 

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases

Location

Our company is in the heart of Downtown, with a ground level Starbucks, where the train is just steps away. We boast a new, all glass office space.

What are National General Perks + Benefits

National General Benefits Overview

At National General Insurance, we recognize the important work you are doing and will reward you for the positive impact you’re making every day. As a respected employee of our organization, you’ll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package along with many other employee incentives. If you’re eager to build a successful and sustainable career with an esteemed industry leader, we’ve got you covered.

As a trusted provider of best-in-class protection services, we recognize that a comprehensive health and wellness program for employees is essential. That’s why National General provides first-rate health, wellness, and investment options that will make your life easier to manage.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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