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Kemper Insurance Sr Software Developer (.NET/Visual Basic/Java/Accounting Background) in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago IL, St. Louis MO


Kemper is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper’s products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.

Kemper is seeking a senior-level Software Developer with an accounting background and experience in UNIX, Oracle PL/SQL, .NET, Visual Basic, and Java.

The Senior Systems Software Developer provides technical support for multiple applications and system software technologies within areas of expertise. Holds advanced certifications for coding/development. Owns and resolves complex technical problems and issues with assigned applications and work processes.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support for multiple applications and system software technologies within areas of expertise.

  • Develops, documents and executes unit test cases.

  • Delivers quality and timely results.

  • Owns and resolves complex technical problems and issues with assigned applications and work processes.

  • Review and recommend test plans for impacted areas and end to end test coverage.

  • Complies with and supports all corporate, department and team policies and procedures.

  • Keeps manager, project teams/managers and business customers informed of activities and problems within assigned areas of responsibility; refers matters beyond limits of authority to manager for direction.

  • Recommends improvements to existing processes or proposes new ones, to improve the quality of project deliverables

  • Ensure reviews for quality (accurate and complete) of application software designs are scheduled and conducted to ensure optimal use of software systems.

  • Consults with internal and external customers on the utilization of applications computing technologies, within areas of expertise, to ensure that customers optimize the value of those technologies.

  • Leads projects across technical disciplines; plans for the appropriate resources needed.

  • Develop technical knowledge and performance skills of IS projects teams for multiple applications.

  • Researches, evaluates and recommends new technologies independently or with the architect’s implementation.

  • Implement and support proof-of-concept activities for new technologies.

  • Develops and obtains sign offs on technical specs, design documents, functional designs and requirements.

  • Guide teams on long term solutions for resolving frequently occurring production problems and reducing defect leakage.

  • Ensure code is being developed per standards with focus on maintainability and ensure unit test cases are being developed, documented and executed with the test results recorded. Ensure that the technical design presented by the architects is followed by the software development staff.

  • Ensure batch cycles are being executed according to plan and that defects are resolved in an accurate and timely fashion.

  • Lead team in successful completion of phase gates for projects

Position Qualifications

  • 8+ Years of Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, equivalent work experience or appropriate technical certification

  • Advanced certifications for coding/development

  • Experience with UNIX and Oracle PL/SQL required

  • Experience with .NET, Java, and VB a plus

  • Accounting background

Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.

Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.