Senior Application Developer I

United Fire Group
October 7, 2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Job Type


Senior Application Developer I

US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Job ID: 2019-2105
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Information Technology
Cedar Rapids


UFG can offer you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially-stable company. While we've always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the "2017 Top Workplaces" list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on the Forbes' America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies" list for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

We are looking for a senior application developer to join our team. This position requires a critical thinker with strong technical skills who can thrive in a constantly-changing environment. The successful applicant will play a critical role in the review, design, development and modification of applications as well as integrations between existing and newly purchased systems as well as mentoring junior members of the team. This is a great opportunity to work for a stable company that values its employees and has great benefits.


  • Develop and maintain applications that meet defined requirements and business specifications.
  • Consult with project managers, team members and users to evaluate business needs.
  • Effectively communicate the advantages and constraints of the application environment, and recommend appropriate solutions that will meet or exceed the expectations of the end user and business users.
  • Design, develop and test code that performs efficiently and meets or exceeds performance standards.
  • Keep current in new technologies and technical aptitude.


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency w ith C#, React / Redux, JavaScript, Ionic, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, React, REST and SOAP.
  • Experience programming with Java is a plus.
  • Experience with Git/GitHub/pull request workflow.
  • Experience with continuous integration environments.
  • Knowledge automated testing, both front end and backend.
  • Willingness to work on both new product development and legacy support.
  • Comfortable collaborating with teams based in multiple locations and mentoring junior team members.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to describe complex, highly-technical issues using simple, clear and precise language.
  • Fast learner with a desire to grow your skill set on a continual basis.
  • Experience with insurance industry and common insurance software suites is a plus, but not required.


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