Polaris ProductWriter Developer

10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of the Developer

As a Developer you will be working with pricing and underwriting systems that are an integral part of Aviva’s Commercial Insurance solution. By using your expert knowledge and experience of software development you will help the team continue to deliver innovative and market leading solutions that support the goals and aspirations of the business.

The Developers roles include

Providing estimates for projects and other software development work using industry standard project-management tools and methodologiesDevelopment of solutions that support the demands of the business, and integrity and security of the organisation’s systemsRefactoring/redesigning areas of the systems to improve efficiency and reliabilityManaging errors, identifying the root cause and deploying fixes quickly, communicating via various methods to ensure progress is relayed to relevant parties in a clear and timely mannerWorking closely with internal Pricing and Underwriting teams, project managers and business analysts to implement enhancements to existing software and the creation of new software to support new systems and productsContribute to team-orientated projects and workstreams using a variety of methodologies, including AgileThe Developer would require the following experience/skills

Ability to plan development changes and communicate potential problems, issues and risk areas associated with the changesAbility to produce work of high quality on a tight deadlineEither previous programming/developing through experience (or degree with programming content) or proven problem solving and technical skillsProven excellent communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the business - both technical and non-technical personnelOther desirable but not essential skills (full training will be given) include

Previous experience in the insurance industry and an awareness of the Commercial marketPrior experience of ProductWriter and exposure to Polaris and ABI standardsWorking in an agile environment using Kanban and/or ScrumMS Excel and MS Excel formulaeMS Excel VBATesting – automated and non-technicalXMLWhat’s in it for the Developer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional, high quality and respectful environment where you’ll join passionate experts from a variety of backgrounds across all areas of the businessThe opportunity for a clear, personal learning and development plan that provides the frameworks and development solutions to ensure everyone has the opportunity to maximise their performance and progressThe freedom to develop high quality solutions and see them through from inception to live deliveryA generous salary and pension scheme, along with a wide range of flexible benefits and wellbeing initiativesAbout Aviva

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying, please contact James Hackney on 01782 558 104

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/79980496

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