Zurich NA RCIS - Software Engineer in Anoka, Minnesota

RCIS - Software Engineer


RCIS (Rural Community Insurance Services), a division of Zurich North America, is currently hiring a Software Engineer to work for its team out of our Anoka, MN office where she/he will be responsible for Policy Servicing development projects and initiatives for the Rural Community Insurance Services line of business.

She/he will support the development of applications by understanding the requirements of customers and recommending application performance improvements to ensure alignment with business requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop, implement and support highly complex Winforms applications using advanced knowledge of technologies including VB.Net, Infragistics Controls, Windows Presentation Foundation and associated technologies.

  • Solve technical problems around application system design, performance, scalability and system/product stability.

  • Evaluates systems specifications for desktop application requirements and determines/implements the most efficient and cost effective software solutions.

  • Researches and tracks new technologies, develops service applications, and analyzes business requirements for Crop Insurance agents and other internal business groups.

  • Responsible for system quality assurance and consistency with installation and security policy and standards.

  • Provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Provides application support and attends to application and server related issues.

Client Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. May involve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization or supporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment

  • General knowledge of financial services industry including knowledge of insurance business processes and processing

  • Crop Insurance business experience highly preferred

  • Development experience with CIMax highly preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message

  • Aptitude to understand and analyze business needs and goals and articulate back to the business representative(s) and project team

  • Research and analyze necessary information to ensure comprehension of the problem and effort

  • Experience eliciting requirements using many different forms: researching existing documentation (government and previous requirements), interviewing, group sessions, researching applications, etc.

  • Ability to extract and communicate business needs, goals, and requirements, and to resolve questions/issues for the project team and business group

  • Ability to foster collaboration and communication with all team members using low-fidelity and lean approaches/techniques such as white-boarding

  • Ability to work with the Product Owner to ensure scope of effort and that business goal is met

  • Experience managing a workload of multiple initiatives

  • Strong ability to facilitate meetings with the customer, using various communication tools, with off-site participants

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Anoka

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/21/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800031Q