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Application Development Team Lead

Application Development Team Lead

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US-IA-Cedar Rapids
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UFG can offer you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially-stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the “2016 Top Workplaces” list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on the Forbes’ America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” list for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.


UFG is looking for an Application Development Lead to join our growing Information Services team.


The development team lead is responsible for performing a variety of technical and supervisory activities including the coordination and supervision of application development/maintenance projects, providing project and technical leadership, creating detailed system design documents, conducting design reviews, communicating specifications, and the development of new large, complex applications. The team lead is instrumental in evolving and implementing the software development methodology. The team lead also has significant responsibility in the growth and mentoring of developers and must possess strong leadership skills and be able to motivate and develop team members.






  •  Develop new applications, with an emphasis on large, high-impact projects
  • Lead and supervise one IS Application Development Team
  • Assign work to Application Developers
  • Develop and maintain standards and procedures for the development team
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams.
  • Keep current in new technologies and technical aptitude






  • Four-year college degree in computer science, information technology or other related technical field
  • Minimum 7 years of advanced level application development work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from many disciplines and with varying degrees of business and technical experience.
  • Ability to be self-directed and to take initiative in defining and completing project deliverables.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to provide direction, motivation and feedback to employees; achieve project objectives through the work of others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to describe complex, highly-technical issues using simple, clear and precise language.
  • Excellent analytical skills; strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • General management skills necessary for planning, organizing and prioritizing workloads.
  • Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage multiple priorities and work under deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the Insurance industry and/or insurance industry coursework preferred





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