Application Developer

Application Developer

*Position is Hybrid with ability to work from home 2 days per week, starting after your 90th day*

Farm Bureau Financial Services is seeking a strong team player for an Application Developer position that supports our corporate systems applications.  If you can provide technical support and best practices in the design, development, and deployment of distributed and mainframe applications, we are looking for you!

This position will fulfill distributed development needs, utilizing Informatica, SQL, and JAVA, as well as crossing over to lend support with mainframe development needs, utilizing COBOL. As a member of the Corporate Systems team your primary responsibilities will include small enhancement and production support development work with vendor and in-house written applications, as well as being part of an on-call rotation.  You will perform duties and tasks to support full systems life cycle management that will include analysis, technical requirements, design, coding, unit testing, and implementation of systems and applications software. In this position you will focus on delivering data and processes to our users in a timely fashion, as well as resolving urgent production issues.

Who We Are: With Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars, and other property, is protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, accountability, and leadership are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We are proud of our more than 80-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyze, evaluate, and oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of systems and applications. Develop new, and maintain existing, applications of low to medium complexity – including developing application code, testing completed applications, and developing required documentation.
  • Conduct research and maintain high level of knowledge in systems software/hardware to ensure operations and implementations are of the highest quality.  Assist the business with process improvements where needed.
  • Participate in special projects by playing a technical role in projects, including design, development, testing, through the delivery phases.
  • Give and receive guidance and direction to/from development staff on technical matters.

What does it take to join our team?

  • College degree or equivalent plus three years relevant experience. 3 years of experience in insurance or financial data processing preferred.
  • Confidentiality requirements/expectations related to banking, treasury, accounting, employment, and other sensitive data.
  • Knowledge of data handling methods, development techniques, and one or more development programming languages, including Informatica, SQL, Java, SSRS, with Cobol as a plus.
  • Strong analytical/conceptual thinking and detail-oriented skills are required.
  • Comfortable in a team environment with changing priorities and time pressures. Ability to work independently and as part of a cross organizational team.
  • A customer focused mindset and strong communication skills are required, including business professional writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must understand the inter-relationship between business and technology needs.
  • Experience working in SCRUM and an agile work environment is a plus.
  • Understanding of SDLC procedures and adherence to change management rules is necessary.

What We Offer You: When you’re on our team, you get more than a great paycheck.  You’ll hear about career development and educational opportunities.  We offer an enhanced 401K with a match, low-cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options.  We also offer paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time, and teams who know how to have fun.  Add to that an onsite wellness facility with fitness classes and programs, a daycare center, a cafeteria, and for many positions, even consideration for a hybrid work arrangement. Farm Bureau….where the grass really IS greener!

Work Authorization/Sponsorship: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are not able to sponsor now or in the future, or take over sponsorship of, an employment visa or work authorization for this role. For example, we are not able to sponsor OPT status.

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