Farmers Insurance Web/Distributed Application SME II in Caledonia, Michigan

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Job Summary
Provides expertise in the design and functionality of business applications; Understands customers’ business processes and products and how best they can be supported by the application systems; Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Performs quality review checks on project deliverables; Validates suppliers estimates; Performs impact analysis of application changes across various components, holding an end-to-end view of the system; Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality; Specifies / recommends integration and parallel testing criteria; Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, as required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Understands customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the business unit.
  • Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Validates suppliers estimates.
  • Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality Performs quality review checks on project deliverables.
  • Acts as liaison between Business and IT, as assigned.
  • Supports users in building Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope, and development of a high level plan.
  • Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, training as required.
  • Performs impact analysis of application changes across various components, holding an end-to-end view of the system.
  • Specifies / Recommends Integration and Parallel testing criteria.
    *Education Requirements: *Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience.

    *Experience Requirements: *

  • Experience in Property & Casualty Insurance industry and knowledge on policy processing, premium calculation and coverage presentation.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in solution design/subject matter analysis of insurance applications.
  • Minimum 5 years of insurance experience involving mentoring and overseeing solution and development activities.
  • Team Leadership experience.
  • Technical knowledge required:Java; JSF; IceFaces; WebSphere environment; Web Service Integration; AIX & Linux environment; Angular; Strong Database knowledge:; DB2/Distributed DB2; SQL and SQL application tuning.

    *Special Skill Requirement: *

  • Good written and oral skills in local language.

  • OBM Rational Suite (RTC) – Source Control, Code Merge, preferred.
  • Understanding of Policy processing from UI to Middleware to Database, preferred.
  • Agile/Continuous Development methodologies. preferred. Internal Title: Application SME II

    /Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce./

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Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *Farmers Insurance

Title: Web/Distributed Application SME II

Location: Michigan-Caledonia

Requisition ID: 190000LJ