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Gallagher Reports & Desktop Automation Developer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

Representing GGB US IT, the Reports and Desktop Automation Developer is part of a divisional IT team which develops enterprise caliber software applications on the Microsoft platform. The team is led by managers with software development backgrounds and strives to use modern practices and technologies to develop software the right way. There is a dynamic team environment that encourages collaboration among developers to make the whole team better.

This position, reporting to the GGB-US Director, IT Project Services, will be responsible for developing and maintaining Microsoft Access applications, low code applications built with tools such as OutSystems, and other desktop automation solutions such as Microsoft Office templates and macros.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with key business individuals to understand business issues and goals

  • Collects, documents, and confirms business requirements for programs and reports

  • Analyzes business processes to identify opportunities for improved desktop automation

  • Produces logical and physical database designs for programs and reports

  • Reviews designs for programs and reports with business users and obtains approvals

  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains programs and reports

  • Ensures acceptable performance of programs and queries

  • Produces support and end user documentation for programs developed

  • Performs access review tasks to ensure user and admin access to applications, databases and servers is appropriate

  • Conducts disaster recovery testing for applications supported


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3 or more years of experience in the following:

  • relational databases

  • programming on the Microsoft Access platform

  • programming for the insurance brokerage industry

  • serving as an IT liaison to business users for application requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – must be comfortable speaking and writing to business and technical audiences

  • Intermediate level experience with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio)

  • Must be comfortable using audio and web conferencing tools (i.e. WebEx)

  • Competent to work on most phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities, but requires instruction and guidance in other phases.


  • Hands-on experience with the following technologies

  • SQL Server

  • SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Microsoft Access

  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Microsoft macro development

  • OutSystems or other low code solutions

  • Experience with logical and physical database design as well as database query performance tuning including index analysis

  • Experience with Workfront, TFS, SharePoint, .NET, Active Directory, Quest Identity Manager, BMC Remedy, Umbraco, Visual Studio

Work Traits

  • Organized and attentive to detail in managing day to day development and support tasks

  • Proven ability to independently manage multiple tasks and priorities, accurately estimate work and meet deadlines

  • Strong applications analysis and issue resolution skills

  • Commitment to quality and excellent customer service to end users

  • Excellent written and oral communications with ability to work effectively with remote team members and users

  • Must be self-directed and able to perform project duties with minimal direction and supervision

  • Ability to work at a fast pace and cope with conflicting deadlines

  • Dependable, hardworking, professional, self-starter

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, which require, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.​ Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


Job: Information Technology

Organization: GGB US - Management

Title: Reports & Desktop Automation Developer

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 70317