Nationwide Specialist, IT App Development (Application Developer - J2EE, Java, Angular) in Columbus, Ohio

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JOB SUMMARY: With full competency, devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications programming activities.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director


  1. Develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are more complex with full competency.

  2. Analyzes and validates complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Designs, develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the more complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development and implementation of test plans and program specifications with various interfaces.

  3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents and implements complex software applications according to standards.

  4. Defines and develops specifications and programs complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.

  5. Assists in leading all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.

  6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to complex application development problems.

  7. May coordinate activities of a project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.

  8. May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.

Experience: Six years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Project management experience is preferred.

Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have extensive knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Understanding of project management concepts and techniques required.

Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze complex applications and systems. Must be able to program complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR Officer


Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit Check: Not Applicable

Safety Sensitive (SS): Not Applicable

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)

Additional Job Description

This person will play a highly visible day to day IT Application Development Operational Support role for multiple critical NF iMedia High Availability Web Applications. Specific requirements include:

  • Extremely strong technical knowledge and experience (Application Development, Infrastructure, Databases)

  • Exceptional trouble shooting skills and ability to research, analyze and provide solutions for complex technical issues

  • Ability to learn on the fly and comprehend how application code interacts with infrastructure and database layers and ability to provide operational impact consultation to internal and external application development teams

  • Position requires 24 hour on-call support (rotating responsibility)

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with multiple areas across the organization (Nationwide Financial Application Development and Leadership teams, Corporate Applications, Infrastructure & Operations, Database teams, Application Engineering Support teams)

  • Ideal candidate would have significant experience designing, developing, testing, debugging and supporting J2EE/Java/Angular applications

  • Comfortable working in Agile environment

  • DevOps mindset and experience

  • Platform/Application as a service knowledge & experience

  • Cloud computing fundamentals are valuable

  • Responsibility to drive continuous improvement and capability uplift across the organization

Tools and languages:

J2EE, Struts, Spring, MyBatis, JSP, Java Design Patterns, Eclipse or equivalent IDE, jQuery, Angular, Oracle/relational DBs, SQL, Unix, Solaris & Linux OS, Windows Server, WAS, Subversion/CVS, Tealeaf, understanding of web/appserver interaction, network/server/firewall interaction, Object oriented concepts, Pivotal Cloud Foundry


Developers working in iMedia will need to be talented problem solvers with an ability to learn quickly and a desire to hone their technical skills. When joining the team, this individual will need to take accountability for their own onboarding with the goal of being able to provide meaningful contributions as quickly as possible. We expect team members to work aggressively towards meeting team commitments and to support their teammates in overcoming challenges and roadblocks. Active participation in team meetings and retrospectives is critical. Helping our teams continuously improve is everyone’s responsibility!


Job ID: 50284