Application Developer in Everett, WA at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 1/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Programmer/Analyst role, delivering technical solutions for key stakeholders’ business requirements by analyzing business needs, developing effective applications, conducting user acceptance testing and troubleshooting errors to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of developed programs.


Essential Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Software Development and Support for Lender Placed tracking/issuance applications of the National General Lender Services division. 
  • Deliver effective applications for business use by analyzing business requirements and consulting with key stakeholders to clarify and ensure program specifications and technical solutions align with business needs
  • Build applications by translating specifications into programming language and forecasting solutions to anticipated problems to ensure effectiveness of programs for business use
  • Foster a thorough approach to finalizing developed applications by participating in testing of functionality and analyzing sample data-sets to ensure accuracy of program output and support the achievement of quality assurance and key stakeholder standards
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders by participating in design and code reviews and escalating issues to troubleshoot errors and gaps, refine processes and technical standards and ensure continual effectiveness of team deliverables
  •  Provide accurate record-keeping by writing detailed documentation for the operation of programs to facilitate user understanding of application functioning
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt NGIC values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives


Minimum Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five plus years of Application Development Experience required.
  • Working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle requirements and best practices, including appropriate separation of duties and data security practices.
  • Detailed knowledge of structured technologies including COBOL, BASIC, ISAM, VSAM, DB2, SQL (or any relational database).
  • Real world experience and application development in COBOL, BASIC or Python, PHP, Java, XML, HTML


Desired Skills

  • Linux operating systems, Data Integrator (Data Junction), Web API Development, Ruby
  • Experience with Code Release management tools
  • Knowledge of the industry technologies that support the lender placed insurance line of business is strongly preferred.  This includes knowledge of the insurance and escrow functions of leading mortgage servicing systems.
  • Experience with NGLS applications is a huge plus.

Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.



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