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Zurich NA Lead Application Developer/Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

Lead Application Developer/Architect


Zurich is currently looking for a Lead Application Developer/Architect to work out of our Schaumburg, IL, Owings Mills, MD or Overland Park, KS office.

The selected candidate will manage and control system development projects and will undertake the most complex business analysis and software development work. They will participate as a high-level technical expert in design development, coding, testing, and debugging new software or significant enhancements to existing software, while under general direction.

The Developer/ Architect will work with technical staff to understand problems with software and develop specifications to resolve them. They will also resolve customer complaints and respond to suggestions for improvements and enhancements and participate in the development of software user manuals. They will act as team leader on less complex projects and assist in training less experienced developers. Candidate should be able to work well with co-located and distributed team members, including vendor resources.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Information Technology or Marketing and 7 years of experience in software product management or product development areaOR

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 9 years of experience in software product management or product development areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including Associate Degree and 7 or more years' experience in the product management or product development areaAND

  • 5 or more years of experience in software development defining desktop and web based applications

  • Experience working with all phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Experience working with multiple programming languages including .Net, MS Azure, C#, ASP.Net, SOA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Experience leading a group of developers

  • Experience working with key stakeholders and business leaders

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365

  • Experience working in an ‘Agile’ environment

  • Results oriented

  • Negotiation skills

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.

EOE disability/vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Maryland-Owings Mills, United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 06/24/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200003LQ

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.