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Senior Application Developer

Senior Application Developer

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US-IA-Cedar Rapids
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UFG, a multi-billion-dollar insurance company with over 70 years in the industry, is hiring a senior application developer to join our team. This position requires a critical thinker with strong technical skills who can thrive in a constantly-changing environment. The successful applicant will play a critical role in the review, design, development and modification of applications as well as integrations between existing and newly purchased systems as well as mentoring junior members of the team. This is a great opportunity to work for a stable company that values its employees and has great benefits.


  • Develop and maintain applications that meet defined requirements and business specifications.
  • Consult with project managers, team members and users to evaluate business needs.
  • Effectively communicate the advantages and constraints of the application environment, and
  • Recommend appropriate solutions that will meet or exceed the expectations of the end user and business users. 
  • Design, develop and test code that performs efficiently and meets or exceeds performance standards.


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency with C#, JavaScript, Ionic, Phonegap, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, MVC, React, REST and SOAP.
  • Experience with Java development preferred.
  • Experience with Swift, Android and Hybrid for mobile development is highly desired.
  • Experience with Git and continuous build integration environments.
  • Experience with automated testing, both front end and backend.
  • Willingness to work on both new product development and legacy support.
  • Comfortable collaborating with teams based in multiple locations and mentoring junior team members.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to describe complex, highly-technical issues using simple, clear and precise language.
  • Fast learner with a desire to grow your skill set on a continual basis.
  • Experience with insurance industry and common insurance software suites is a plus, but not required.

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