Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Lead Mobile Developer

    Location US-KS-Overland Park | US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/1/2018 5:43 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 Great West’s mobile applications.  As a mobile developer, you will be involved in all stages of the project lifecycle from requirements to development and implementation in production. This position requires ability to adapt to challenging problems and an intense desire to work as part of a cohesive team. All team members are expected to possess industry competitive skills and techniques as well as staying informed of the latest industry trends, technologies, and frameworks. We have a very knowledgeable group of professionals who work in an energized positive team environment.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Duties, Responsibilities & Essential Functions:


    • Responsible for developing financial services mobile applications by assisting with overall design, architecture, performance, testing, and implementation.
    • Work with, develop, and maintain concepts and features of medium to high complexity.
    • Work with analysts to ensure technical design and programs satisfy business needs.
    • Assist with system size, performance, security and peer UI code evaluations.
    • Work in an Agile (Scrum) environment.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum 6 years previous general programming, design, and development experience for mobile software operating systems.
    • Minimum 4 years previous programming experience in JavaScript and Objective-C.
    • Previous experience with at least one Apple Application Store design and deployment.
    • Previous experience integrating native functions (push notifications, etc.).
    • Demonstrated proficiency with React Native, Xcode, iOS, SDK, Cocoa/UI Kit.
    • Experience applying best practice for security and PI data protection on a mobile device.
    • Strong understanding of concurrency, memory management, touch/gesture interfaces.
    • Demonstrated experience with Restful web service development and Java SDK.


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

    Other Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previous experience with Apple submission process, application guidelines, and compliance.
    • Previous experience with test automation/continuous integration for iOS apps.
    • Previous experience developing for Android SDK.
    • Previous experience with a Google Store Deployment.
    • Previous experience Google application guidelines and compliance.
    • Experience with Git and or Hudson/Jenkins are a plus.
    • Implementation experience including unit and e2e testing.
    • Good, clean, and secure coding practices and techniques. 

    Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions:

    • Autonomy: Will make decisions with limited guidance from management team
    • Financial Responsibility: No Budget or financial responsibility
    • Internal & External Contacts: Primarily Internal, some external
    • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties

    and 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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