Java Developer

3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


Western National is seeking a Java Developer to provide our team with assistance in all aspects of the software development lifecycle; design, development, test and implementation of new and existing applications.


The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of Java development experience and is comfortable working in an Agile environment.  If you are looking for a challenging position in which you can create value by enhancing the use of our current applications, we encourage you to apply.


  • Work with IT teams to implement application enhancements based on business requirements.
  • Assist in troubleshooting software application issues.
  • Prepare and execute unit tests on all new and modified code.
  • Prepare technical design specifications, flow charts, and data flow diagrams to communicate software delivery, updates, and enhancements.
  • Work with change control team to ensure quality deliveries.
  • Meet required deadlines as outlined by project team and business partners.
  • Identify potential modifications/enhancements in existing applications to meet the changing needs of the business partners.
  • Identify opportunities that can help improve efficiency of business processes through software enhancements.
  • Assist in preparing work estimates for assigned projects.
  • Regular contact with customers and employees across the organization.
  • Occasional contact with outside vendors.


  • Strong experience with REST Web Services; experience with SOAP is beneficial.
  • Web service integration experience required; microservice experience is beneficial.
  • Experience with SQL; SQL Server preferred.
  • Strong experience with JDBC and ORM technologies; experience with JPA(EclipseLink) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with HTML/5, CSS3, and JavaScript; experience with jQuery is beneficial.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks.
  • Experience with Tomcat and WebSphere server containers are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent training/education/experience required.

Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.

Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 401(k) company match
  • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
  • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
  • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more


We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:

  • “Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
  • “Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
  • “Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
  • “I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”


(For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: .)


***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***


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