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Web Developer

Company: Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Location: Hastings
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Hastings Mutual is looking for a Web Developer! This is a great opportunity to join our Application Development team and play a key part in our ongoing digital transformation.Our Application Development team is fun, engaging, talented, and makes a difference for the company, our policyholders, and agency partners.Position OverviewThe Web Developer's primary responsibility is to support the daily operation of HMIC's digital strategy. This includes designing, building, and implementing new Web pages and applications, integrating sites with back-end applications, and performing daily administration of the organization's Web portfolio.Position Location & Work FormatThis position is flexible in its location! We will entertain candidates who reside within our six-state territory (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois) to work a remote schedule. Candidates residing within the greater Hastings, Michigan will be able to work a hybrid (combination on-site and work-from-home) schedule as an alternative.Hastings Mutual may consider candidates in other states to work remotely if elements of their application are strong.Position Duties & ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of an Application Development Manager or a Senior Web Developer, provide the solution to an end-user request.Identifies, recommends, and prioritizes new Web features and applications in conjunction with business leaders and department managers.Develops, codes, tests, debugs, and documents Web applications using appropriate tools.Prepares comprehensive development unit test plans to ensure quality, performance, and efficiency.Coordinates user functional testing with appropriate individuals.Prepares written documentation to guide the deployment of approved solutions throughout the software development cycle.Coordinates implementation of the approved solution with appropriate individuals.Reports progress.Provides on-call support as necessary.Develop project leadership skills.Continues to develop related insurance business comprehension and technical knowledge.Actively participates in professional development, i.e. continuing education or self-improvement.Other duties as assigned by leadership, either verbally or in writing.Candidate Requirements & QualificationsAssociates or bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or related field, and/or equivalent work experience.Two years minimum experience in information technology.In-depth knowledge of Web technologies, protocols, and tools.Thorough understanding of application development methodologies.Working knowledge of database concepts.Working knowledge of client/server concepts.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.Highly self-motivated and directed.Keen attention to detail.Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.Very strong customer service orientation.Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Our Commitment as an EmployerWe value the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hastings Mutual is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and candidates in a work environment that does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. Decisions related to employment are based on business needs, position requirements, and individual characteristics without regard to appearance, nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, body, disability, veteran, family, marital status, or any legally protected class.Hastings Mutual seeks to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals in the hiring process in compliance with federal, state, and local law. Candidates requiring accommodation to complete their job application or participate in the interviewing process are asked to notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist or contact us at 800-442-8277.About Hastings Mutual Insurance CompanyFrom our humble roots in 1885 providing coverage for windstorm damage, Hastings Mutual has evolved into a leading regional property and casualty insurance carrier, offering innovative products for businesses, farm owners, and individuals. We work with customers in six Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Hastings Mutual is known for its financial strength, high ethical standards, and culture of service and responsiveness.The core of our ongoing success is our employees. Whether at the corporate offices in Hastings, Michigan, information technology office in Alpharetta, Georgia to our remote team members throughout the Midwest, Hastings Mutual is made up of talented professionals across multiple divisions and functional areas. Our commitment to our employees and work culture has been confirmed with our inclusion in the "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan" each year since 2011.Hastings Mutual offers a friendly, family-like environment that values transparency and approachability. We recognize the hard work of our employees with many benefits, including fully paid certification training, a cafeteria, and fitness center at our corporate offices, ongoing professional development opportunities, and financial stability backed by our "A" rating from A.M. Best. We also have a long-term commitment to the communities in which we live and work, either through partnerships with local charitable organizations or through our own Hastings Mutual Charitable Foundation.At Hastings Mutual, we're always looking for professionals of all experience and education levels to help us continue our more than 130-year history of successful, stable growth.

Keywords: Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Kalamazoo , Web Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Hastings, Michigan

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