Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Lead Java Developer

    Location US-KS-Overland Park
    Posted Date 2 days ago(8/16/2018 8:26 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


    Position will be working on the Great West’s modern front-end applications and middle tier web services.  As a Front end and Java Developer you will be involved in all stages of the project lifecycle from requirements, to development, to implementation in production environments. This position is very hands-on and requires a strong ability to adapt to challenging problems and an intense desire to work as part of a cohesive team. All team members are expected to keep abreast of the latest industry trends, technologies, and frameworks and to display industry competitive skills and techniques. We have a very knowledgeable group of professionals who work in an energized positive team environment

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Design and build middle tier client web services using JAVA/J2EE, Web Services (RESTful) using JSON and XML formats.
    • Develop rich client UI applications with JavaScript and libraries like AngularJS, React, jQuery and Bootstrap that utilize RESTful Java back end web services.
    • Construct, comment, unit test, and end-to-end test user interface programs, modules and components of high complexity.
    • Perform system integration activities of medium to high complexity.
    • Maintain and support existing user interface applications of high complexity.
    • Work with Business Analysts to ensure that technical design and programs satisfy business needs.
    • Participate in on-call rotation.
    • Assist with system size, performance, security and peer code evaluations.
    • Implement quality assurance standards for development activities within assigned projects.
    • Prepare appropriate documentation from which systems and solutions are supported and maintained.
    • Acts as a consultative technical expert for other technical professionals.



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

    Other Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in JavaScript and HTML5 / CSS3 within the last year is required.
    • Formal training in UI application programming languages and real world enterprise implementation.
    • Experiencing writing code utilizing a Font-End (MV*) Framework.
    • Development on current projects lasting more than a few months.
    • Experience with Git, Java, Maven, and or Hudson/Jenkins are a plus.
    • Implementation experience including unit (Jasmine) and e2e (Protractor) testing.
    • Using JSDoc/JavaDoc style commenting
    • Automation and knowledge of secure coding techniques.
    • Good, clean coding practices.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • 5+ years related UI development experience.
    • Familiar with application architecture, three-tier architecture and design patterns.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. 

    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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