Host Developer / Tech Lead
Sagarsoft - Hartford, CT

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We are looking for a Tech lead for one of our direct clients. Its a 6 months contract to hire position and consultants who are authorized to work without sponsorship are eligible.

Duration: 6 Months

Type of Contract: Temporary to Hire … only EADs, GCs and US Citizens .

Job Details:

Personal Insurance Business Technology (PIBT) seeks a Senior Application Developer/Technical Lead with a stable/consistent track record and highly experienced in the development and support of Mainframe based applications utilizing full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Software Engineering Best Practices. The candidate in this position will support large-scale, Personal Insurance, strategic development and maintenance activities.

The Lead function is predominantly involved in developing business solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications. As an “expert” in the field, the lead is the primary contributor in designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting all types of applications consistent with established specifications and business requirements to deliver business value. The Lead will undertake complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge, make well-thought-out decisions on complex or ambiguous application development issues. Coordinate with other users to determine requirements. Ensure that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Create complex prototypes. Establishes and communicates common goal and direction for team. Act as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff. Monitor project schedules and costs. Typically requires six to ten years of related experience.

This position offers excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth.


The position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to –

Providing technical leadership and contributing to design, build, test, and implementation activities

Providing hands-on coding, unit testing, implementation and technical support

Working with business analysts to develop application requirements

Developing project estimates, technical specifications, and unit test & transition plans

Conducting alternative systems assessment, and determining an optimal solution for business needs

Conducting application code reviews

Analyzing and resolving defects discovered by QA

Assisting the Application Owners in strategically positioning the systems for future business capabilities and ease-of-maintenance

Completing multiple projects within deadlines in a highly dynamic environment

Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with all Stakeholders

Working in a team environment and sharing knowledge


Minimum five years of hands-on software development and support experience in the Mainframe environment.

Position title and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's skills and prior work experience, as determined by the hiring manager.


1. Experience with TSO, COBOL, DB2, CICS, JCL, VSAM, and Endevor

2. Experience with full Systems Life Cycle Development

3. Experience with code reviews, and development technical specifications, test and transition plans

4. Ability to effectively utilize industry standard best practices in the systems design, build, test and implementation

5. Ability to identify risk and issues and recommend appropriate mitigation plans

6. Ability to deal with changing priorities and meet tight timelines in a highly matrixed environment

7. Ability to work with highly diversified business and technical teams (incl. Onshore and Offshore)

8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be a proven contributor in a team environment

9. Ability to develop and present technical concepts to business audience is a major plus


1. Knowledge of Personal Insurance products or general Property Casualty insurance is a plus

2. BS in Computer Science or related field

3. Experience with TableBASE and IMS