Senior Developer - 9 month fixed term

Information Technology
70864 Requisition #

Gallagher Bassett is New Zealand’s premier third party administrator (TPA).  We manage group insurance plans and claims on behalf of insurers, brokers, government bodies and self-insured organisations.  We are part of the leading global risk management and insurance group Arthur J Gallagher & Co, and recently awarded as an Employer of Choice 2021 by HRD New Zealand.  We are also celebrated as one of the Top 15 Best Employers in the NZ Insurance Industry 2020.

Recognised for excellence as a service provider our team are geographically dispersed throughout New Zealand.  GB provides a suite of claims management, risk management and related services out of offices located in Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

We are proud to be one of 124 companies from 19 countries on 5 continents, named on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies list for the tenth consecutive year.

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a fixed term Senior Developer within our Automation and Applications division of Gallagher Bassett New Zealand.  This role is Auckland based, servicing our Life & Health platform, being responsible for the design and delivery of software solutions to meet the business needs. The key focus of this role is designing elegant solutions that can be delivered to market quickly with a high level of quality.

As the design custodian, the Senior Developer will ensure that solutions will be easy to maintain and extend while providing the expected business benefits. The role is also expected to provide technical and corporate expertise; and to exercise the judgement required to deal effectively with escalating critical issues to management.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the technical design of project software solutions that provide the required business benefit that are elegant and therefore fast to develop, easy to maintain and error free
  • Writing code to implement solutions; delivering functionality with appropriate concern for ongoing operation, maintainability, scalability, performance and consistency of design
  • Working within a team environment; aiding in the management and leadership of the team and completing associated tasks.
  • Performing code and design reviews of software developed by others in accordance with company standards; ensuring consistent high-quality solutions are developed.
  • Conducting adequate unit and system testing; providing expert advice to the test team; ensuring all software components and systems are tested effectively.
  • Building and releasing software; ensuring successful deployment to Test and Production environments.
  • Preparing systems documentation; ensuring all systems have adequate documentation to facilitate future maintenance in the absence of the original designers and/or developers.
  • Analysing systems and applications; provide well informed recommendations for enhancement and development and implement operational improvements.

The Right Person

To be successful in this role ideally, you will have:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving coding and / or systems engineering.
  • Professional certifications
  • 7+ years as a technology professional with proven Java development skills
  • Demonstrated experience of the system development lifecycle, including requirements clarification, data analysis, component design and development, component testing and release management Hands-on experience with debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership
  • High level of patience while working on the complex issues
  • Enthusiasm and initiative, with the willingness to contribute to a dynamic, professional and positive team environment

Benefits & Culture

When you join the Gallagher Bassett team, you’ll be joining a culture of best practice, partnership, success and fun! Every member of our team is highly skilled, with a passion for what we do! We work collaboratively to deliver meaningful and relevant services to our clients, and to ensure a consistently high level of job satisfaction among our team members.

Life at Gallagher Bassett is often fast-paced, unpredictable and challenging. Our work is deeply rewarding, social and engaging.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (for yourself and immediate family members) 

If you’re looking to step into a great career with a progressive company – we look forward to hearing from you.

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Only people with the right to work in this country will be considered for this position.

Applications from agencies will not be accepted.

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