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Lead Software Developer

Company: National General Insurance Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:



Responsible for the analysis, design, coding, testing, documentation and support of new software applications and enhancements to existing applications. Provide technology solutions to allow business units to achieve their objectives and goals.


Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

* Manage small team of developers dedicated to an application

* Design, develop and test software applications

* Maintain systems by identifying and correcting software defects

* Create technical specifications and unit test plans

* Work with QA to align understanding of requirements and to develop system test plans

* Work as part of an Agile development team to solve problems and develop projects in a fast paced environment

* Follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job

* Demonstrate a basic degree of creativity and problem solving skills

* Follow the established software development life cycle

* Follow established coding standards and naming conventions

* Support applications using software development methodologies including structured programming, documentation, design and code review

* Work with business analysts and application users to define and design robust user centric application solutions

* Collaborate with UX resources to drive consistent look and feel of user interface

* Collaborate with database resources to ensure robust and complete data access and manipulation

* Collaborate with IT Operations to ensure hardware and software are aligned to deliver business requirements

* Mentor junior and other new developers

* On-site regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience

* 7+ years of experience in all phases of software development including design, coding, testing, debugging, implementation and source management

* Strong knowledge of the .NET framework (4.5 and higher)

* Proficient in C# with good understanding of VB.NET

* Proficient with Asp.Net, MVC, JavaScript, JQuery

* Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and SOLID design principles

* Experience with SOAP and Restful Web Services (WCF, Web API)

* Proficient in SQL Server 2012 and above, Transact SQL, stored procedures, triggers, DTS packages

* Experience in end-to-end Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) project

* Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies

* Experience with code review and evaluation

* Good at understanding requirements, estimation

* Good team player, have ability and willingness to mentor junior developers

* Have passion for learning new technologies and enhancing existing skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Self-starter that can work well in a team environment

* Proactive issue resolution with a positive attitude

* Understands solution at the project level

* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


* Possess experience in the insurance industry and/ or basic knowledge of insurance

* Experience with GIT source control

* Experience with relational databases

* Understanding of data modeling concepts

#LI-KW1 Job posting ID: 2019-2378



About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

* Paid Training
* Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
* Wellness Programs
* Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
* 401k w/ Company Match
* Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
* Employee Discount Program
* Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
* On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
* On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
* Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000. -

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