• Senior RPG Developer

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/2/2018 6:25 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Western National is in search of a Senior Developer to join our team!  This role offers a candidate the opportunity to further their knowledge and skillset with a focus on RPG Development. This role will work closely with multiple internal systems to offer support.


    The ideal candidate will have previous experience in RPG Development and experience working with internal systems with a preference on billing systems.


    • Work with IT teams to define business requirements, perform analysis and provide recommendations for new systems or modifications of current systems.
    • Provide technical expertise for large complex projects.
    • Perform the technical code review on projects and applications.
    • Provide timely updates on current and potential production issues which affect projects or production service level objectives; escalate issues when necessary.
    • Provide technical support and development for vendor supplied software packages.
    • Make recommendations on difficult problems.
    • Provide guidance for less experienced developers.
    • Participate in evolution of company level software development best practices, standards, and policies. 
    • Regular contact with internal customers and employees across the organization.
    • Occasional contact with outside vendors.


    • 5-7+ years of RPG Development experience, including RPG ILE and freeform.
    • Previous experience or willingness to learn Java is preferred.
    • Experience with the Agile methodology is a plus.
    • Previous experience with Billing Systems is a nice to have.
    • Experience in the Insurance industry with focus on P&C insurance is nice to have.
    • Demonstrated aptitude towards problem identification and resolution.
    • Proven aptitude for technical decision ownership and providing projects/team direction.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, test and support software applications.
    • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for leading all phases of the software development lifecycle.
    • Proven ability to organize deliverables to accomplish multiple priorities within specified timeframe.
    • Proven ability to effectively coach and mentor team members.


    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: http://bit.ly/2qXtl4A .)


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


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