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Senior Programmer
Job Code:2021-ISDS-006
Company:Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
Location:Waco, Texas
Status:Full-time
  
Job Responsibilities:

This position is to use his/her acquired knowledge of programming and computer fundamentals/techniques to accomplish the successful programming and installation of new systems, projects, major/minor improvements to existing programs, and solutions to application program malfunctions.

Departmental Job Responsibilities:

Complete all training and assignments in a timely and effective manner.

Apply departmental standards and procedures to all assignments.

Effectively communicate with appropriate personnel.

Report status on assigned projects.

Manage multiple projects and requests simultaneously.

Function effectively as a team member.

Provide after-hours problem resolution as required.

Complete all other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

Design, write, test, document, debug, implement and maintain computer programs.

Interpret detailed system/program specifications in terms of computer programming requirements for applications.

Research, evaluate, and develop solutions to application program malfunctions.

Create and estimate project task lists.

Technical Responsibilities:

Mainframe Programmers:

            IBM Mainframe environment (OS/390 or later).

            COBOL or equivalent structured language.

            DB2 or equivalent relational database.

            CICS.

            JCL.

            VSAM preferred.

PC/Web Programmers:

            VB Script.

            JAVA Script.

            DB2 or equivalent relational database.

            ASP, JSP, or .NET.

            SQL or ADO.

            Microsoft .NET objects.

Position Responsibilities:

Achieve proficiency in the use of appropriate tools for programming and problem resolution.

Mastery of Technical Responsibilities based on work environment.

Achieve mastery of appropriate tools for programming and problem resolution.

Provide training and mentoring for less knowledgeable personnel.

Apply appropriate project management techniques according to Information Systems standards.

Develop clear and accurate written plans and specifications.

Prepare and deliver presentations to Information Systems management.

Conduct walk-thrus or code reviews of computer programs for assigned projects.

Design, write, test, document, debug, implement and maintain complex computer programs/systems.

Function effectively as a team leader.

Job Qualifications:

Good problem solving abilities.

Ability and willingness to learn and extend skills.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Good organizational skills.

At least one of the following:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a computer or technical related field from an accredited school with a minimum 2 years of programming experience.
  2. Associate’s degree in a computer or technical related field from an accredited school with a minimum of 15 hours in programming courses and a minimum 3 years programming experience.

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software required for this job.

Must have and maintain “system expert status” of at least one critical application for which their team is responsible, (required within 1 year if hired into this position).

Other Job Information (if applicable):

Occasionally work long, irregular hours. 

Provide after hours problem resolution when required. 

Repeated use of PC, telephone, and office machines. 

Extended periods of sitting and concentration. 

Occasional bending, twisting, crouching, pulling, pushing, and reaching in an office environment. 

Travel as required. 

Valid Texas driver’s license and driving record at the time of hire which would not place the employee on probation, or disqualify the employee from Certified Fleet Operator Status, under the Company Driving and Safety Policy.