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Application Developer


Zurich is currently looking for an Application Developer to work out of our Schaumburg, IL office supporting a portfolio of commercial and underwriting insurance applications as part of the Core Platform Modernization team within Information Technology Services.


The Application Developer will assist with customers' needs, specifically in designing, documenting, testing, and developing software applications as required, according to installation standards, procedures, and conventions, to deliver solutions which meet business requirements.  The Developer will also serve as a liaison between the Business and IT in providing solutions to their business application needs and will understand customers’ objectives, processes, and products as well as the business systems capabilities to formulate, define, document and implement systems scope and objectives in order to develop and provide application solutions.


In addition, as a key member of the Core Platform Modernization Team, the Application Developer should have experience studying the consumer market and client/business needs to deliver cutting-edge applications.


Key focus areas will include:

  • Coding and configuring packaged applications
  • Document and implement programs according to installation standards, procedures, and conventions
  • Prepare and execute Unit Test plans and document results
  • Prepare and execute System and Integration Test plans and document results
  • Troubleshoot program code, related objects, and documentation in order to resolve application issues
  • Quality check program code, related objects, and documentation
  • Respond to Production Support issues
  • Work with business as required
  • Analyze programs to ensure that they efficiently use computer and storage resources; recommend appropriate changes as necessary
  • Conduct preliminary estimates
  • Analyze and make recommendations for the need for system backup, security, restart/recovery, balancing & controls while also recommending approaches for meeting such needs
  • Analyze and document the requirements and approaches to data conversion and data modeling


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Software Programming Applications area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Software Programming Applications area
  • Experience assisting with design, coding benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs
  • Experience working with multiple phases of software systems programming applications


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance industry experience
  • JAVA, Angular JS and Angular II, Business Object coding strongly preferred
  • SQL knowledge and SQL Tools (AQT, Aginity and RSA) experience preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft O365
  • Knowledge of software design and programming principles
  • Experience leading a group of developers
  • Experience working in an Agile methodology environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Results oriented
  • Negotiation skills


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE Disability/Veterans 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working:

Schedule: Full Time



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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