Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

Web Developer - Back End

Location US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2018 10:20 PM)
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Position Highlights

Be Bold Be Brilliant


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


As a competent technical team member participate in team-based efforts surrounding development, deployment and support of solutions in response to business needs. Build, deploy and troubleshoot custom software solutions in response to business needs. As a back-end developer you will be involved in all stages of the project lifecycle from requirements, development, implementation and support rotation in production environments. Good hands-on experience and working independently, with guidance in only on the most complex situations. Communicate and coordinate with cross-teams including off-shore.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Build, deploy and troubleshoot integration between GWF systems using JAVA/J2EE, Spring/Struts/JSP, Web Services (SOAP and RESTful) using JSON and XML formats.
  • Operate efficiently and effectively within the team-specific SDLC lifecycle and process, in-alignment with broader departmental or divisional lifecycle and process.
  • Participates efficiently and effectively in Quality Assurance methodologies and solutions in support of business needs.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Respond-to and resolve medium complexity issues.
  • Provide technical support and guidance directly to end users.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced staff.
  • Act as a liaison between business areas supported and development team.
  • Performs system and application testing, ensuring delivery meets business needs.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation from which systems and solutions are supported and maintained.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent emphasis.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise Java, SQL, Open Source Frameworks.
  • Technical and/or Agile certifications.
  • Participate in a Scrum Development Team.
  • Collaborative Developer.
  • Capable innovator.
  • Low Investment Reporting and Control, Variable Asset Admin, Actuary
  • Valuation, Investments, IT Infrastructure, Corporate Systems, Legal,
  • Recordkeeping Systems, Digital Delivery.
  • Seeks to establish, kindle and foster a network of external contacts in- industry.
  • Experience with Git, Maven, Jira and/or Hudson/Jenkins are a plus.
  • Test driven development using testing frameworks (Junit, SoapUI) and SONAR for code quality analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global 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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