Women Impact Tech

Application Developer

    Chicago, IL

Full Time


You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.

Under technical direction, analyzes the functional requirements (and user stories) to be able to efficiently and effectively design and develop software applications. This position understands the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for enterprise wide systems and has strong end-to-end design and development experience. The application developer thrives working in a team environment and can rapidly deliver high quality applications in an Agile environment and adhering to CNA standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops, and tests complex applications according to CNA coding, quality and security standards. Independently delivers results, creating value for the CNA brand, customers, and key internal stakeholders. Works with external (and offshore) resources as required. Develops code based on business requirements or user stories, of diverse scope and complexities. Conducts robust unit testing to ensure deliverables match the design and provides expertise to support subsequent release testing. Develops, maintains, and provides technical expertise to transfer knowledge, document processes, and create a knowledge base for implementations. Identifies, develops, and implements IT policies and procedures surrounding IT quality and governance and their respective data ensuring proper oversight, security and resilience in area of responsibility. Actively adheres to established quality and reliability standards, and ensures team(s) adhere to the same quality and standards. Ensures the viability, functionality and effectiveness of essential QA tools (e.g., QA data base, test system environment and software). Ensures product quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures, and establishing rework standards. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Drives the evolution of CNA application development processes and standards.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Preferred experience with the insurance industry, its products and services. Solid software development skills developing commercial grade applications. Solid technical understanding and experience developing applications using Agile methodologies. Strong experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) Methodology. Solid with modern Dev Ops methodologies and tools, such as Jenkins, Concourse CI and/or Gradle, etc. Experience creating cloud native applications as a Full stack developer using Java based frameworks like Spring Boot and JavaScript frameworks such as React, AngularJS or Vue.js Knowledge of secure coding principles including OWASP Top 10. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software, systems, and higher level programming languages. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with peers and team members A passion for growing technical skills and solving complex business issues.

Reporting Relationship

  • Typically Manager or above

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline; or equivalent work experience. Three to five years of application development experience in an enterprise environment with experience using Agile methods. Applicable certificates preferred.


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