Senior Software Developer - Hybrid (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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SFM is unique in that we are small enough that your voice is heard, yet we have all the benefits and perks of a larger employer. Our robust benefit package is designed to help you navigate your work-life journey. SFM values your opinion, and we want you to reach your professional goals while making it easy for you to maintain work-life balance.

Below are just some of the benefits you will get while working at SFM:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, HSA, FSA
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans w/ company match
  • Company contributions to help pay off student loans
  • Monthly home internet allowance
  • Free life insurance, STD & LTD
  • Opportunities for annual gainshare bonus and profit-sharing
  • Pet insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Annual company-wide volunteer day
  • Adoption financial assistance


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The role

Under general direction, prepares and communicates detailed design specifications including database design schema, application structure and user interface layouts. Develops and creates efficient and effective solutions that meet user requirements. Designs, codes, tests and debugs programs which are in compliance with departmental programming standards and best practices. Participates in team-oriented development environment by keeping co-workers apprised on project status and collaborating to produce timely and high quality solutions.

What You Will Be Doing

  1. Prepares and communicates detailed design specifications, including database design schema, application structure, and user interface layouts. Interviews customers and studies appropriate reference materials. Makes use of prototypes and storyboarding to demonstrate more complex designs.
  2. Develops solutions that meet user requirements while being easy to use. Creates solutions that are efficient and effective.
  3. Architects, codes, tests and debugs programs which are efficient, adequately documented, and in compliance with pertinent Information Services programming standards and guidelines. Produces timely work and of high quality.
  4. Participates in team-oriented development environment. Keeps co-workers updated on project status that they are dependent upon. Works with other co-workers to produce timely high-quality solutions.
  5. Prepares and communicates plans to implement new applications in live system environment, in coordination with customers.
  6. Provides training to customers in coordination with technical specialists from the Business Services team. Works with the Communications team to provide documentation for the Intranet where appropriate.
  7. Collaborates with customers to develop and justify new project requests.
  8. Communicates effectively with the Software Development Leader on project status and new work assignments and maintains appropriate interactions with persons both within the organization and externally.
  9. Works with and mentors team members within areas of expertise.


What We'll Love About You

  • Computer science-related Bachelor's degree; or an Associate's degree in an IT/IS field,along with two years of industry experience is acceptable.
  • Four plus years of professional software development experience.
  • Two plus years of experience in one of the development tools SFM utilizes including C#.NET, MS Visual Studio (TFS) and Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Experience with shell scripting, and Postscript a plus.
  • Experience with Linux scripting or Windows services preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of structure programming and object orientated development methodologies.
  • Creative problem solving skills and the ability to translate business needs into software requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal l communication skills.
  • The ability to work well independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong desire to work directly with internal customers.
  • Understanding of general business concepts.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to adapt to change and meet established timelines.
  • Self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Proven initiative and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong desire to work directly with customers and ability to deliver superior customer service.
  • Proven experience working within an agile work environment.


Physical Requirements

Work takes place in a semi paperless environment within an hybrid office setting, using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers, which requires being stationary for extended periods of time.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and maintain concentration and focus. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and work with close vision. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Work is performed indoors with little to no exposure to extreme outdoor weather conditions. Regular attendance is required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About SFM

Since 1983, our mission has been to be the workers' compensation partner of choice for agents, employers and their workers. In that time, we've expanded to over 25,000 customers in the Midwest and grown our offerings to include vocational rehabilitation, loss prevention, medical services and more. Though much has changed through the years, our focus continues to be unrivaled customer service, safety, and providing better outcomes for employers and injured workers.

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SFM Mutual Insurance Company and each of its parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. SFM provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

SFM Companies, EEO/AA Employers. SFM is a participant of E-Verify. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

The safety of our employees, both current and future, is SFM's highest priority. At this time, most of our employees are working from their homes due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position may be off site and must be able to work from home in a designated work area. Once SFM determines it is safe for their employees to return to the office, candidates may be required to work in our Bloomington, MN office.

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