Nationwide Sr Developer, IT Applications - Application Developer (COBOL MicroFocus) in Columbus, Ohio

Job ID: 52094

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This position is for a rapid response team. The ideal candidate for this role demonstrates a positive attitude, strong professional principles, exceptional communication skills and the ability to build relationships to collaborate with leadership and associates across the Nationwide organization.

They should possess sound knowledge of Agile development procedures, processes, and practices with the ability to implement improvements in the areas of planning, estimating, deliverable execution, quality improvement, and tools. They should also be able to help develop plans to enhance development skills for the IPS Life and Annuity applications.

A background or basic knowledge of life and annuity products and regulations is highly desireable, though not necessary; also, this position must be able to lead meetings, facilitate design discussions, conduct interviews with stakeholders, and to plan for projects and efforts.

The candidate for this position should exhibit excellent technical aptitude with the ability to understand system functionality, interfaces and information. Proven technical and leadership capabilities are more highly valued than specific system knowledge; excellent analytical skills, being self-motivated, and being a good team player are also necessary.

Knowledge of LCS, LCOM, ALS, and/or their interfacing applications is highly desirable.Technical & Other Expectations:• Collaborate with NW lines and Scrum Masters to improve development and test processes for NW lines.• Experience with COBOL (Mainframe and MicroFocus), DB2, and JCL is required.• Experience with JAVA and .Net technologies is a plus.• Desire to learn new technologies and broaden technical skill set.

JOB SUMMARYWith 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 RESPONSIBILITIES: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.

JOB SUMMARY: With minimal guidance, modifies complex applications programs from detailed specifications. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs. Competent to work on most phases of applications programming activities, but requires instruction and guidance in phases.RELATIONSHIP: Manager/DirectorJOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. With minimal guidance, develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new or modifying existing software applications that are moderately complex.2. Analyzes and validates moderately complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the design, prototyping and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development of test plans and program specifications with minimal interfaces.3. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and implements moderately complex software applications according to standards.4. Develops specifications and programs moderately complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.5. Performs all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to moderately complex application development problems.7. Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.Experience: Three years of experience in programming and systems analysis.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 general knowledge of the systems development life cycle.Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze moderately complex applications and systems. Must be able to program moderately complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have moderate 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 OfficerJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not EligibleWorking 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 ApplicableSafety Sensitive (SS): Not ApplicableJob Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)Job Family/Function: MIS/TAP