Selective Insurance Company of America

  • IT Application Specialist

    Location US-CT-Glastonbury
    Experience (Years)
    Information Technology
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
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  • Overview

    Selective Insurance is looking for an Application Specialist which is a key senior software engineering role at Selective, with an emphasis on solution design, thought leadership, and producing application development results.  As a member of Selective’s Application Delivery team, this individual will collaborate with project team members and members of the architecture team to design, develop, and implement strategic projects, as well as maintenance and enhancements, to our mission critical applications.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of Application Delivery within a growing company while being given opportunities to develop and excel.


    Design and implement complex, multi-tier solutions using OO Principles and modern design patterns.

    Design and implement integrations between internal systems and external business to business exchanges to and from E&S systems.

    Lead teams in design, development, creation diagrams (network, sequence, dataflow, etc), and conduct hardware planning activities.

    Ensures that projects follow the prescribed development life cycle and meet team coding standards.

    Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to developers fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

    Oversee the development and/or consumption of enterprise level, line of business specific, and third-party web services and integrations.

    Identify opportunities to reuse objects or delegate object development to application development teams when appropriate.

    Work closely with application architects and/or enterprise architects on application design

    Work closely with Business/System Analysts to understand business process and specific workflows within business areas.

    Assist with developing project cost and benefit estimates to establish project worth including the development of alternative considerations leading to recommendations for new systems or changes to existing ones.

    Works to continuously improve coding standards and processes (SDLC, ALM, Release, etc.) and evangelizes to others the importance and benefits.


    Possesses excellent communication skills.

    Ability to effectively collaborate with people in other departments and/or outside of the enterprise.

    Passion for designing and developing modern web solutions

    Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.

    Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Deep knowledge of Single page application development. Leveraging frameworks like Angular

    Extensive knowledge of modern UI development best practices and commonly used modules and frameworks

    Proficiency with JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3



    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace


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