Farmers Insurance Careers

IT Application Subject Matter Expert I

Caledonia, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Information Technology


Job Description

Requisition ID: 180007TM
  
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Job Summary   
Provides expertise in the design and functionality of business applications; Understands customers’ business processes and products and how best they can be supported by the application systems; Reviews and validates application technical design provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Performs quality review checks on project deliverables; Validates suppliers estimates; Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for new application functionality; Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting user/system environmental issues, and training as required.
  
Essential Job Functions   
  • Understands customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the business unit.
  • Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements; Validates suppliers estimates.
  • Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality.
  • Performs quality review checks on project deliverables.
  • Acts as liaison between Business and IT, as assigned.
  • Supports users in building Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope, and development of a high level plan.
  • Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, training as required. 
  
Education Requirements:  Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience.
  
Experience Requirements:
  • Level I: 2 years of experience in application development / testing or business / system analysis role. 
  • Mainframe application development with the Property and Casualty Insurance industry experience preferred.
  • Experience in analysis, solution design, development, testing and deployment.
  • Strong knowledge of statutory and financial reporting.
  • Technical knowledge: Cobol, CICS, DB2, SQL, Easytrieve, JCL, ETL/Informatica, Adabas/Natural.
  
Special Skill Requirement: Good written and oral skills in local language. 
 
Internal Title: App SME I
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 
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Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 10/26/2018

Other Locations: United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids