Jun 06, 2019

Consultant, IT App Development - Application Developer

  • Nationwide
  • Columbus, OH, USA
Full time Computer Science Information Technology Math

Job Description


We are seeking a proven Technical Development Lead who relishes challenges, possesses internal drive, and loves leading the application development aspects of a large scale, technical complex business solution.  The ideal candidate would possess the following characteristics:

(1) Technical Leadership.   The person must have excellent communication skills as evidenced by explaining technically complex solutions in simple terms.  The person must have formally played a technical lead role on multiple projects (larger the better) that delivered complex functionalities and integration solutions that span multiple technology platforms - including establishing the source code repository, development team structure, and continuous improvement technical environments.   Lastly, the candidate must have established and governed technical controls such that the software is built according to the defined development standards and best practices.  The person must be comfortable in using Guidewire PolicyCenter components and integration architecture/technology (e.g. SOA, Message Broker).

(2) Hands-on development experience. The person must be proficient in developing solutions using Configuration and Integration capabilities of Guidewire PolicyCenter. This is required to the extent that the person must have developed and deployed PolicyCenter code to a production environment, deployed within the last 3 - 5 years.  The ideal person must consider them self an expert in Product Model, PCF/Screen configuration and Gosu. The candidate should have experience in using Guidewire Plugins/APIs, GX, Messaging and help recommend solutions based on established patterns. Expertise in Guidewire Edge architecture for portal development and leading PolicyCenter upgrades is preferred, but not required. This must be backed up by supporting references. Must be comfortable integrating commercially available package IT solutions with custom built applications. Lastly, knowledge in AWS and RestAPI is a plus.

(3) Cross-Functional. The person must be flexible and pro-actively work across roles and technology disciplines.  The person should be comfortable working in an open team space environment and sometimes assuming various technical roles in the architecture, infrastructure, analysis, or project management disciplines.

JOB SUMMARY: Top-level technical expert in one or more highly specialized phases of applications programming. Provides technical consulting on complex projects. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications programming.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director


 1. Designs, develops and implements cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are the most complex in nature.  Serves as an expert in applications development and undertakes the most complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge.

2. Analyzes and validates the most complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems to ensure desirability, practicality, and resource availability and capability.  Leads in the design, development and implementation of new programs and/or modification of existing applications.  Responsible for the most complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the design, development and implementation of test plans and strategies as well as program specifications with various interfaces.

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

4. Provides top-level expertise in the definition and development of specifications and programming for the most complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.

5. Leads all aspects of applications programming and development for multiple, large-scale projects.

6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions and strategies to the most complex application development problems.  Sought as a resource for resolution of the most advanced application development problems and issues.

7. Determines user requirements, leads application design, plans projects, establishes priorities and monitors progress.  Evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve the team's effectiveness.

8. Acts as a technical programming consultant for large-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.  Serves as a top-level technical programming consultant for the most complex applications development projects involving multiple disciplines and impacting multiple business units.

9. Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Eight years of experience in programming and systems analysis.  Three years of experience in project management 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 expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle.  Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques is required.

Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze the most complex applications and systems.  Must be able to program the most complex systems requiring minimal interfaces.  Must possess strong 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 strong project management skills.  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

Compensation Grade G4