Developer at Kemper

| Jacksonville, FL
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Kemper is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper's products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.

We employ over 9.200 associates within our family of companies and are growing! At Kemper, we foster a culture of ownership and accountability where high performance and strong contributions are recognized, valued and rewarded. Add to that our growing auto, home, life and health business segments across the U.S. and you've got endless potential. Whether your next journey is across the aisle or up the ladder, you'll find the space and support you need to continue your personal and professional development all under one roof.

Kemper is seeking a Senior Software Guidewire BillingCenter Developer for our Jacksonville, FL office. The Senior Software Developer assists the team in the design, development and maintenance of Kemper's Enterprise Services team that configures Guidewire BillingCenter and integrates Kemper applications with various 3rd party insurance and financial vendors. Works closely with Software Engineers and Architects in the development of system components.

  • Provides technical support for multiple moderately complex insurance and financial applications and system software technologies within areas of expertise.
  • Provides estimates to design, code, unit test and deploy complex requirements to applications owned by the team
  • Develops, documents and executes unit test cases.
  • Delivers quality and timely results.
  • Owns and resolves complex technical problems and issues with assigned applications and work processes.
  • Review and recommend test plans for impacted areas and end to end test coverage.
  • Complies with and supports all corporate, department and team policies and procedures.
  • Keeps manager, project teams/managers and business customers informed of activities and problems within assigned areas of responsibility; refers matters beyond limits of authority to manager for direction.
  • Recommends improvements to existing processes or proposes new ones, to improve the quality of project deliverables
  • Ensure reviews for quality (accurate and complete) of application software designs are scheduled and conducted to ensure optimal use of software systems.
  • Consults with internal and external customers on the utilization of applications computing technologies, within areas of expertise, to ensure that customers optimize the value of those technologies.
  • Leads projects across technical disciplines; plans for the appropriate resources needed.
  • Develop technical knowledge and performance skills of IS projects teams for multiple applications.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends new technologies independently or with the architect's implementation.
  • Implement and support proof-of-concept activities for new technologies. Develops and obtains sign offs on technical specs, design documents, functional designs and requirements.
  • Guide teams on long term solutions for resolving frequently occurring production problems and reducing defect leakage.
  • Ensure code is being developed per standards with focus on maintainability and ensure unit test cases are being developed, documented and executed with the test results recorded. Ensure that the technical design presented by the architects is followed by the software development staff.
  • Ensure batch cycles are being executed according to plan and that defects are resolved in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Lead team in successful completion of phase gates for projects.

  • 6+ Years of Experience Bachelor's degree, equivalent work experience or appropriate technical certification.
  • 2+ years of current experience with Guidewire BillingCenter
  • Utilizes Java EE, Spring 4+ framework (Spring Core, MVC, Data Access, Web Services, Boot), Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS), Java architecture for XML Binding (JAXB), Javascript, Webservices (SOAP and JSON), SOAPUI, XMLSpy, Groovy, Jenkins, Splunk, Oracle and SQLServer database, IBM WebSphere and Tomcat 8 webservers and markup languages such as HTML, CSS, XML, JSON.
  • Version control using Git (e.g. Stash, Github, Gitlab etc.) and Gradle Build Tool (version 3+)
  • Unit testing with JUnit4/5 and/or Spock and mocking frameworks (e.g. JMockit / Mockito / Spock / Spring Testing)
  • Java, Spring Boot experience required.
  • SQL and JavaScript experience preferred.
  • Experience with cloud development practices.
  • Advanced certifications for coding/development.
  • Demonstrates advanced technical skills. Advanced knowledge of a specific programming language and a good knowledge of related languages.
  • The ability to provide technical leadership on large/complex application installation, development and support projects; Advanced knowledge of program design methods and techniques and standard development tools.
  • Use knowledge of new frameworks, tools and languages and make recommendations in applications as appropriate.
  • Ability to understand and identify improvement areas in architecture and integration designs.
  • Ability to teach and provide instruction to co-workers and provide feedback on progress toward goals.
  • Able to follow and create best practice development standards.
  • Worked with various project methodologies (agile and waterfall).
  • Able to translate business to technical requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Understands technical controls, security concepts and SOX requirements.
  • Professional experience within Insurance or Financial Services preferred.

Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.

Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
More Information on Kemper
Kemper operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. Kemper was founded in 1990. It has 6436 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 8 open jobs at Kemper, click here.
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