Women Impact Tech

Application Development Director

    Chicago, IL

Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

CNA is looking for an Application Development Director. This is an individual contributor who provides a high level of leadership and expertise in systems analysis and design, application development and/or integration, and testing of complex systems applications to support business needs. We are looking for this person to possess strong hands on experience with GOSU, Java/J2EE, SOAP/Restful Web Services development as well as knowledge in Guidewire Policy Center including configurations and integrations. In this role, the person will work in creating POCs for complex design methodologies and providing alternative solution options, and have the ability to create and document technical designs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluates complex client area requirements and processes and designs or prepares application system specifications and develops, tests and implements efficient and cost effective application solutions. Includes issue resolution and on-going system maintenance.
  • May lead the integration of vendor applications and consulting resources with existing applications and resources. May hold the development lead or sub lead role on a project and/or program.
  • Acts as technical consultant to programming staff and/or business unit to mentor staff in all phases of the program development, testing and implementation process.
  • Participates in instructing, directing, and checking the design or applications work of others.
  • Coordinates the activities of the section with the client area and other IT areas (e.g., infrastructure, testing, and solutions).
  • Researches and evaluates new, alternative solutions, and/or architecture and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems design including estimating costs as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between clients, vendors, consulting resources, and applications area. Assists with relationship management, contract negotiations, and ensuring adherence to requirements.
  • May participate in developing recommendations for architecture direction and applications portfolio.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Solid technical knowledge of high level programming languages, databases, interfaces, and familiarity with application program development alternatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle, and system and application program development technological alternatives.
  • Acts as technical consultant to programming staff and/or business unit to mentor staff in all phases of the program development, testing and implementation process.
  • Participates in instructing, directing, and checking the design or applications work of others.
  • Coordinates the activities of the section with the client area and other IT areas (e.g., infrastructure, testing, and solutions).
  • Researches and evaluates new, alternative solutions, and/or architecture and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems design including estimating costs as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between clients, vendors, consulting resources, and applications area. Assists with relationship management, contract negotiations, and ensuring adherence to requirements.
  • May participate in developing recommendations for architecture direction and applications portfolio.

Reporting Relationship:

  • Typically Director or above

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.

CNA seeks to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees that helps them — and their family members — achieve their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing goals.

For a detailed look at CNA’s benefits, check out our Candidate’s Guide.