Application System Analyst/Programmer
Zurich North America - Schaumburg, IL

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Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 180 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.

Zurich entered the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America ( is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich's risk engineering services in the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.

The Application System Analyst/Programmer will formulate/define system scope and objectives for assigned projects. This person will devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. This role will prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written and responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. This person will have duties instructing, directing and checking the work of other systems analysts and programming personnel and responsible for quality assurance review.

Job Qualifications

Bachelors' degree required.
7 or more years of related experience required, preferably within IT development.
Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities required.
2 or more years of Microsoft Excel user interface workbook development experience required - including hands-on Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or F# (F Sharp) development languages preferred.
Excellent understanding and experience working across the full SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) required.
Understanding of integration with enterprise systems preferred.
Must possess in-depth strong problem solving analytical skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message.
Ability to work in highly collaborative team environment while partnering with technical and non-technical resources on a daily basis to create deliverables required.
Ability to facilitate design discussions preferred.
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint preferred.
Experience with actuarial based tools preferred.

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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe,...