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Application Developer II (.Net)

Company: EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Application Developer II is responsible for developing new system applications per requests, including coding, testing, and completion of required system documentation. The incumbent also performs maintenance to existing applications. The Developer keeps up-to-date on hardware, development techniques and development languages being used by the company for development purposes by continuing to refine their technical development skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops new applications as per specifications including developing application code, testing completed applications, and develop required documentation as defined by company development standards.
  • Maintains strict adherence to standards for documentation, development techniques, testing, and other related development activity.
  • Maintains existing programs as per project task specifications including coding the alterations, testing the corrected application and updating the required documentation as defined by company development standards.
  • Leads or participates in walk-throughs of program design, coding, and testing in order to minimize occurrence of program problems.
  • Keeps up-to-date on system development techniques and languages which are being used for system development and apply those techniques during development efforts.
  • Keeps designated individuals informed on project/work status.
  • Continues to focus on developing technical skills in system application development.
  • Supports the Information Technology team and other departments on an as needed basis.
  • Willingly takes on additional responsibilities as requested in order to accomplish department and Company objectives.
  • Actively participates and contributes to the goals and objectives of the Company by working collaboratively and fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
    Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to develop in at least 2 programming languages, one of which must be NET.
    • Intermediate proficiency in web markup, including HTML5, CSS.
    • Intermediate proficiency in client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery.
    • Intermediate proficiency in cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
    • Intermediate proficiency in code versioning tools.
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and solve problems and issues of all types; must be able to identify situations that fall outside the parameters of normal or routine activity.
    • Possess analytical skills including proficiency with research tools and techniques.
    • Must be able to multi-task and manage time in order to meet varying deadlines; must be able to execute under pressure.
    • Responsible, reliable, dedicated, and accountable.
    • Organized and self-directed.
    • Intuitive, problem solver, and analytical.
    • Quick learner.
    • Ability to work effectively with all departments and affiliates to ensure integration of strategic goals and principles.
      Training and Work Experience:
      • If High School Diploma, minimum 6 years of application development experience required.
      • If Associates Degree, minimum 4 years of application development experience required.
      • If Bachelor's Degree, minimum 2 year of application development experience required.
      • Experience working in an insurance company preferred.
        • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
        • Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
          Working Conditions:
          • On-Site Location: West Des Moines, IA
          • Business Travel: Travel not likely/required
          • Provide twenty-four hour support for computer operation of production systems, as needed.
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Keywords: EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, West Des Moines , Application Developer II (.Net), Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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