Senior Software Engineer

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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's only company exclusively insuring the jewelry industry is hiring for a Sr. Software Engineer to work with Dais Technology! 

Why JM?
We are a company that is driven by our core values of Agility, Accountability and Relevancy!  We will raise the tide of the Jewelry Industry through our people, our customer commitment and our technology.  

COVID-19 Update: Jewelers Mutual recognizes the impact of COVID – 19 and our employees safety is at the forefront of our response to this pandemic.  We have created an Emergency Response and Readiness (ERR) team to daily monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation.  Protocols have been established to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and our employees can find comfort in knowing their safety is our number one priority.

Responsible for creating desired functionality to assigned content, products or services. Develops, tests and implements software that provides robust technical infrastructure and/or software applications used by business units.

The Senior Software Engineer will be a member of one of several cross-functional development teams, ranging from 5 to 7 team members. This is a senior-level position who will assist in various software development functions relating to products for internal and external customers.

Scope:
Supports and may lead initiatives including multiple features and applications involving highly integrated design and architecture.
Demonstrates knowledge of solutions within multiple domain(s) product(s) or service(s)

 

Accountabilities

  • Develops and may lead applications development and the underlying framework
  • Collaborates and may lead application designs
  • May lead, implements, tests and delivers new features for multiple platforms
  • Coordinates with QA team to initiate testing and ensure testing is completed
  • Designs framework and software standards and make suggestions for systems / software improvements
  • Evaluate and improves application development process
  • Works to understand customer needs and usage of the product the team supports.
  • Collaborates well with scrum team members on design and development ideas and concepts. Accepts feedback and challenges status quo.
  • Mentors other team members as needed

 

Problem Solving & Analysis:

  • Constant refinement of business and IT processes with the goal of recommending opportunities for cost reductions or greater efficiencies in alignment with company objectives.
  • Leverages industry standards, best practices and own expertise to determine solutions and anticipate issues
  • Sees patterns and uses conceptual thinking to solve problems
  • Collaborates with team and other SMEs to solve complex problems that do not have immediately known solutions, requiring analytical and at times “out of the box” thinking
  • Decision Making / Autonomy
  • Proactively collaborate with team to make decisions that translate into specific actions, with a goal of implementing MVP in the short term with an eye to long term objectives
  • Issues are escalated to Management
  • Highly collaborative with scrum team
  • Seeks to delight the customer with every deliverable

Communications / Interactions

  • Has an informed opinion and is able to articulate complicated technical issues to less technical management or leadership, or to less senior team members. Has a persuasive argument, but accepting of financial/time/other constraints that may impact decision making.
  • Leads meetings with partners to gain alignment and understanding
  • Promotes a mentor/mentee relationship with less experienced team members
  • Creates and delivers presentations and communications to peers

 

Education/Experience/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.  Equivalent work experience in a similar position may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in information technology with an emphasis on application component / services design & development.
  • Full lifecycle experience in designing digital marketplaces, B2B portals, B2C portals and multi-channel / omni-channel digital experiences is required.
  • Property/casualty insurance, financial services and/or jewelry industry experience is desired, but not required.
  • In-depth knowledge in problems solving, database, application servers, application design and testing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information to groups of internal and external project stakeholders, across all levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Lean/Agile best practices, DevOps, SDLC (System Development Lifecycle), PLC (Project Lifecycle) and has a history of supporting team members on projects using various development methodologies (Waterfall to Agile)
  • Demonstrates thought leadership through innovative, creative, problem solving that arrives at actionable next steps in alignment with desired business outcomes.
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Approaches work in a structured, systematic way, organizing and prioritizing workload to meet demands of the team, department and organization
  • Understands enterprise and product priorities and escalates appropriately any deviations from those priorities.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make recommendations
  • Commitment to continuous building of personal professional knowledge: ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills with on-site and geographically disparate teams.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Understanding of the benefits of rapid prototyping to demonstrate the merits of a proposed solution.
  • Approach problems with an entrepreneurial mindset. Design experiments, measure outcomes, adapt as needed.
  • Highly motivated, with a passion for creating and supporting great products.
  • Thrives on collaboration, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to gain the respect of the team, stakeholders, and management.

 

Technical Experience:


Object Oriented Programming, Design Patterns, .Net Framework, C#, ASP.Net, Angular Framework, HTML, XML, JSON, MongoDB, SQL Server, Database Modeling, SQL, Java Script, RESTful Webservices, Microservices, Azure, DevOps, Payment Processing Gateways (Stripe, Paymentus, etc.) & Agile Methodology.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RustLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Adobe Creative SuiteDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our main office is located in the Triangle Plaza by Cumberland Blue Line. We also have locations in downtown Chicago and Port Washington.

An Insider's view of DAIS Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There is a lot of positivity radiating around the office. People are energized about the many improvements and low hanging fruit to remedy the situation that small to mid-sized insurance companies face. This a problem we are absolutely going to solve, and we’re going to have fun doing it.

Joe

Senior Automation Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

A lot of tech improvements are incremental; it's about small changes to existing tech. It is different at DAIS, we have the opportunity to true transform the insurance industry, and it’s pretty fun. Seeing the adoption and delight of our users when we solve problems is amazing, and solving these complicated challenges is truly rewarding.

Jeremy

Head of UX

How does the company support your career growth?

When I was hired in 2018, I was our first Customer Success Specialist. I was provided many opportunities to work with our internal teams to build and streamline processes, which helped me grow into my current role as our Manager of Customer Success.

Lara

Manager of Customer Success

What is your vision for the company?

We hire super smart people and encourage them to invent and create by not prescribing solutions but helping our people understand the problems they're solving and giving them leeway to invent new and better solutions.

Jason

Founder & CEO

What are DAIS Technology Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
10 Standard Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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