Western National Insurance

Software Developer Manager

Job Locations US-MN-Edina
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/27/2022 11:17 AM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


Western National is seeking a software developer manager to join our team and lead the development on our web enabled business portals. https://wnagencies.wnins.com/ We are The Relationship Company®, and we strive to provide best-in-class service to all our agency partners and policyholders while promoting a culture of work/life balance to our employees.   


This is your opportunity to build and lead a team of developers directly supporting customer, partner, and business experiences. Together with business and technical leaders you will evolve our strategy for Western National’s online applications.  Your team will leverage best in class enterprise insurance platforms to accelerate the creation of engineered solutions.  This role will also uphold and promote the Western National high standards of reliable customer service.


If you are interested in joining a growing company, have a passionate for building products that support business, and have experience leading software engineers we invite you to apply today!


  • Lead developer talent in building portal applications in support of our company strategy

  • Manage your team of software engineers in a matrixed led scrum organization

  • Build and maintain relationships with product owners and business leaders

  • Mentor and coach software engineers to develop and grow careers

  • Lead Agile development efforts using modern SDLC methodologies

  • Resolve technical debt and minimize the creation of new technical debt

  • Partner with architecture and security leaders to align to standards

  • Scale communication of technical concepts to executive team and technical partners

  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and manage engineering team to achieve deliverables

  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned



    • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development

    • Minimum 3 years of experience in people management (hiring, mentoring, and managing staff)

    • Experience working in or leading a front-end Agile development team is preferred

    • Previous experience working in Agile scrum teams is beneficial

    • Experience with multi-tier application architecture and microservices

    • Prior experience working with or leading development of secure portals using MFA, identity management, Okta, Active Directory preferred.

    • Experience with pipeline based SDLC CI/CD automation preferred

    • Experience building UIs in React preferred

    • Previous experience using GraphQL API preferred

    • Experience working with GitLab, or similar DevOps platform preferred

    • Previous experience with GuideWire Insurance Platform preferred

    • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM is preferred

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related IT field or equivalent experience required



Currently ranked as the 37th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has earned accolades year-over-year as an employer of choice and garnered multiple awards for wellness in the workplace including the Wellness by Design Platinum +Green award from Hennepin County and is a mspWellness Champion. Western National was also named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2021 and 2022. The company is also consistently recognized as a Wards Top 50 performing property-and-casualty insurance company for its outstanding financial results.

Western National has long been known as “The Relationship Company®,” and caring for our employees is a part of that relationship commitment. Western National values connectiveness, empowerment, and accountability.  Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a commitment to a healthy work/life balance. These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for ten years or more!


Western National offers full time employees a significant Total Rewards Package, including:

  • Medical insurance Plan options

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • 401(k) Plan (plus company match)

  • Wellbeing Program

  • Onsite Fitness Studio

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Time Off – including vacation and holiday pay

  • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved job-relevant coursework and access to The Institutes (Risk & Insurance Education)

  • Discounts on personal auto and homeowner's insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Profit-sharing bonus

  • Other standard employee benefits – including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more.

Western National believes in supporting balance between work and life by providing a flexible work environment with includes a variety of hybrid and remote work arrangements designed to balance individual, job, department and company needs.



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