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Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company 112 reviews - Columbia, SC

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Join a fun and winning team! Unum and Colonial Life’s Global Services organization is made up of 1,200+ talented, forward-thinking IT and Business professionals. We value individual strengths, innovation, leadership, collaboration and strong partnerships. We offer defined career paths as well as on-going training and international development opportunities. As an organization, we contribute to the achievement of Unum's strategic goals through the delivery of smart, innovative technology solutions.

Colonial Life, a member of the Fortune 500 Unum family of businesses and market leader in benefit solutions, specializes in personal insurance products offered to employees at the worksite. At Colonial Life, we know that each individual's lifestyle and needs are different from the next person's. Our personal insurance products offer a broad range of benefit options for employers and employees, and many can help combat the rising costs of health care.

At Colonial Life, we boast a great resource of individuals, both in the field and at the home office, who come together to guarantee our continued success in the voluntary insurance industry.

Our Systems Consultant is primarily responsible for complex analysis and design of systems solutions across multiple technical and business environments. Working closely with both business partners and application developers, this position acts as subject matter expert for multiple applications and various technical platforms. Oversight of coding, research, testing and implementation of newer technologies and/or vendor applications are critical components of this position. This position is involved in operational planning with business partners. The Systems Consultant I, working with minimal guidance, is sought to address highly complex business and technical problems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Performs analysis and design of complex processes and systems within various business and technical environments.

Assists application developers and business partners in research, problem solving and investigation of new procedures, software, equipment and operating systems to determine their usefulness and applicability for business initiatives.

Leads projects, as assigned, performing all aspects of project management.

Understands and supports organizational goals/priorities, and translates tactical plans into solutions.

Mentors various levels of IS professionals in technical matters and related business operations.

Maintains expertise to function as a subject matter expert in multiple technical and business disciplines (i.e., develops strong partnerships with business clients, application developers, software vendors and other technical resources).

Designs, constructs and implements complex segments of systems.

Writes program specifications for complex technical segments of systems.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Technical Skills

  • 4+ yrs .Net, specifically utilizing C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, XML
2+ yrs developing in SQL Server 2005 and/or 2008 environment w/ T-SQL

  • WCF Web Services
  • Experience developing complex applications, preferably enterprise apps with 4+ team members working on projects of at least 6 months duration for development phase.
  • Development experience at all tiers of n-tiered application(s)
Desired but Optional Skills

  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery (We plan to fill at least 50% of our available positions with individuals with this skill. jQuery can be substituted with strong JavaScript skills)
  • Design Patterns
  • Agile development experience (SCRUM preferable)
  • Insurance domain experience
  • Sitecore CMS
  • MS Application Blocks UI, Exception Management, Data Layer
  • UML
  • Static Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Activity Diagrams
We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with extras like a wellness/fitness center, health resource center and a tuition assistance program. Colonial Life has been named one of the top large companies to work for in South Carolina.

Colonial Life is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual preference.

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Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing benefits solutions in one neat package: excellence in...