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Application Engineer Sr Specialist

Company: CNA Financial
Location: Princeton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Individual contributor provides a high level of leadership and expertise in systems analysis and design application development and/or integration and testing of complex systems applications to support business needs. Provides guidance to others informally and formally leads teams on a project and/or program. The focus of this position will be leading architecting designing developing or integrating business applications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
  • Evaluates complex client area requirements and processes and designs or prepares application system specifications and develops tests and implements efficient and cost effective application solutions. Includes issue resolution and on-going system maintenance.
  • May lead the integration of vendor applications and consulting resources with existing applications and resources. May hold the development lead or sub lead role on a project and/or program.
  • Acts as technical consultant to programming staff and/or business unit to mentor staff in all phases of the program development testing and implementation process. Participates in instructing directing and checking the design or applications work of others.
  • Coordinates the activities of the section with the client area and other IT areas (e.g. infrastructure testing and solutions).
  • Researches and evaluates new alternative solutions and/or architecture and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems design including estimating costs as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between clients vendors consulting resources and applications area. Assists with relationship management contract negotiations and ensuring adherence to requirements.
  • May participate in developing recommendations for architecture direction and applications portfolio.

Reporting Relationship

Typically Director or above

Skills Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Solid technical knowledge of high level programming languages databases interfaces and familiarity with application program development alternatives.

  2. In-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle and system and application program

development technological alternatives.

  1. Proven knowledge of client area's functions and systems.

  2. Proven understanding of state of the art application development support software packages

proficiency in at least one higher level programming language.

  1. Proven solid analytical and problem solving skills.

  2. Strong knowledge of interface design and user centered design methods.

  3. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with peers IT

management and staff and internal/external business partners/clients.

  1. Ability to manage projects and lead teams.

  2. Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and other business related software systems or languages including but not limited to Mainframe DB2 UNIX Oracle Websphere J2EE Java Peoplesoft Business Objects and ETL. Other technologies will apply dependent on business area supported.

  3. Preferred insurance industry knowledge.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience.

  2. Typically a minimum of seven years of systems analysis and application program development experience.

  3. Some previous project leadership experience.

  4. Applicable certifications preferred.


Keywords: CNA Financial, Trenton , Application Engineer Sr Specialist, Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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