Technologist, Software Development (UI and Portal Development)
Liberty Mutual - Dover, NH

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Advance your Information Technology (IT) career at Liberty Mutual Insurance - A Fortune 100 Company.

Liberty Mutual Insurance ranks 84th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $117.1 billion in consolidated assets, $99.3 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $34.7 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Liberty Mutual employs over 50,000 people worldwide in four Strategic Business Units (SBUs) and multiple corporate departments.

Liberty Mutual Commercial Insurance IT is actively searching for a senior resource to join the Distribution and Marketing Services team, with a focus on user interface (UI) development practices and portal technologies. Commercial Insurance IT supports the Commercial Insurance business group which is the fourth largest commercial insurer in the US. Commercial Insurance IT leverages strengths to continue to simplify operations and invest in new technologies that provide competitive advantage. This is a Technologist position reporting to the Sr. Director of the Distribution and Marketing Services department. This position will collaborate with development teams across Commercial Insurance IT on UI designs, patterns, and technologies. The role will be responsible for the proper selection, deployment and use of portal technologies within Commercial Insurance. This senior technical leadership role works closely with a team within the DMS team, but also collaborates with Technologists, Architects, and principle developers across multiple departments. (Technologist is the "Architect-Level 1 position within Liberty's architecture family").

Responsibilities:
Collaboratively lead in setting the direction for the UI design standard & approach, as well as the direction and intent around portal technologies, within Commercial Insurance

Mentor and lead development staff; responsible for improving technical capabilities within the organization over time - specifically in front end development practices

Lead quality architectural design in projects that are aligned with defined roadmaps, strategies, and standards

The successful candidate will work closely with the development teams to identify, define and implement appropriate solutions for the various projects and needs

Able to appropriately communicate direction, status, technical issues, and risks to multiple levels of management, escalating as necessary

Works to investigate and forecast business and IT trends - participates in the definition of overarching technical direction.

Guide the development of technical standards within the UI and portal areas, based on long range plan and vision.

Manages the evolution of architectures over time, including retirements and new technology introduction

Initiates and maintains strategic partnerships between vendors, business partners, and IT

Qualifications:
Core

In-depth knowledge of and experience with User Interface Design principles, Human Factors, User Centered Design Processes, Interaction Design guidelines, Usability Methodologies, industry standards and trends, platform standards, and the software development process.

7+ years' experience working on enterprise-scale, multi-tier, web-based commercial software applications. Extensive experience with browser-based rich-client interfaces.

Extensive experience and understanding of: Rich Internet Application frameworks, Web 2.0 technologies, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and Mobile Development patterns.

Must have held the role of Portal Developer or Architect for multiple Portal based solutions, and enterprise-scale solutions for large organizations.

2+ years design and development including developing JSR 168/286 Portlets, SharePoint WebParts, WSRP, JSPs and Servlets, SOAP-based Web Services.

Must have a proven track record with integrating solutions in disparate platforms and technologies.

Additional

BS degree in technical or business discipline or equivalent experience; technical Masters degree preferred

Generally a minimum of 10 years related technology experience. (Most staff have >15)

Solid knowledge of Java/.NET, server infrastructures, and SOA, including strategic trends and emerging technologies

Strong knowledge of XML standards and messaging approaches

Familiar with SDLC methodologies including RUP and Agile

Knowledgeable in software engineering languages and tools

Expert-level technical design skills

Familiar with architecture delivery processes and governance

Negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building skills

Highly developed communication skills; strong presentation skills

Benefits:
We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

401K and Company paid pension plan

Medical coverage

Dental coverage

Paid time-off

Pay-for-Performance

Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance

Discount fitness memberships

Flexible spending accounts

Tuition reimbursement

Vision care coverage

Work/Life resources

Credit Union membership

Employee and Dependent life insurance

Disability insurance

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

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