Pension Calculation Developer

Willis Towers Watson
Redhill, UK
15 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of Role

Responsible for the production and systems testing of pensions calculation automation software.

The role requires the associate to:
  • Interpret business requirements and member data
  • Interact with the external client facing self-service administration teams and the calculation analysts teams based in the UK and Manila
Apply your skills as a member of a focused, technically competent calculation automation team that prides themselves on excellence. This role would ideally suit someone with a pension's administration background or related experience and a keen interest in IT / systems or development.

The variety of work is extensive and as such the role will present an exciting opportunity to develop many technical skills and enhance existing pensions and legislative domain knowledge.

The Role

The role involves:
  • Provide pensions legislative knowledge
  • Work on a large portfolio of DB, DC and hybrid schemes
  • Interpret business requirements.
  • Code and systems test calculation software including letters, statements, data extracts and write backs (training to be provided)
  • Collaborate with the Lead System Consultant team during data migration to ensure consistency between the data and calculation project streams
  • Keep stake holders up to date, share concerns and propose solutions where appropriate
  • Provide an efficient, professional service to meet all client needs and to promote the Willis Towers Watson brand
The Requirements
  • Some prior work with the Python programming language, or other Object-Oriented language, is advantageous but not mandatory as training will be provided
  • Ability to work on own initiative when required, as well as in a team.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel / MS Word.
  • DB and or DC occupational pension schemes experience.
  • Pass at C or above for Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent
  • Interpersonal skills to include good written and verbal communication
  • Good time management skills and the ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of UNIX and SQL is advantageous but not mandatory as training will be provided.
  • Previous experience in a technical role is not necessary as training will be provided for the programming tools required to build the calculation and reporting software. This will consist of internal modular training courses, an external SQL course if appropriate and supported on-the-job work. A mentor will be assigned to the successful candidate to provide day to day support and to oversee career development.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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