Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

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Senior Java Developer

Senior Java Developer

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US-KS-Overland Park
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Position Highlights

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration


Great-West Financial, Overland Park KS seeks Senior Developer JAVA to design, develop and maintain a highly complex financial application that caters to retirement savings for plan sponsors, client advisors, brokers and internal client service managers.  Lead/perform key portions of the system development lifecycle including designing, coding, testing, documenting, installing, maintaining and supporting proprietary and/or purchased software systems/applications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, scope and implement unit testing strategies to ensure delivery against end-user requirements and performs more complex tests and documents findings within defined scope.
  • Decompose tasks, define milestones, create schedules and estimate development resources for projects using Agile methodologies and ensure the completion of project/program milestones under the general guidance of immediate supervisor.
  • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.  Communicate, coordinate and team work with diverse and off-shore teams.
  • Use Apache tomcat web server and Weblogic application server with load balancing and performance tuning. 
  • Create an application that interacts with backend Oracle –RDBMS, Stored procedure, packages and processes written in pro*C, UNIX and Perl Scripts and PL/SQL. 
  • Documents system/application scope and objectives, leads projects of moderate scope, and participates in post implementation reviews and quality assurance.


  • Requires Master’s (or educ. equiv.) Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field and three (3) yrs. experience in the job offered. Alternatively, will accept Bachelor’s (or educ. equiv.) Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field and five (5) yrs. (post-degree, progressive) experience in the job offered. 
  • Experience must have been gained within the Financial Services system development and included Agile/Scrum software development methodology and use of the following technologies: Core java/J2ee, Web Presentation Frameworks (Html, CSS, JavaScript and JSP/Struts), Java Server Faces (Ice or prime faces), Spring, Spring batch, EJB 2/3, pro*C, UNIX and Perl scripts, PL/SQL, Restful API, Apache CXF, Tomcat and Weblogic application server with load balancing and performance tuning, Junit, Database Systems – RDBMS (Oracle and/or DB2); BI Tools (Business Objects Crystal /Webi Reports); and Maven, Git, Eclipse, JIRA.


About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,000 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

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