Application Specialist

Selective Insurance Group Inc   •  

Glastonbury, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago


Selective Insurance is looking for a highly motivated IT Application Specialist to provide business solutions and support for our Excess and Surplus lines applications in our Glastonbury CT office. The role will focus on the architecture, design, and delivery of solutions built on the Pega BPM platform. This individual will be a key contributor to the design, development and implementation of critical projects within Selective’s Excess and Surplus lines policy admin system. This individual will analyze, plan, develop, test, and document solutions and provide support as required for mid to large size maintenance and enhancement projects for our Excess and Surplus lines applications. The candidate will have client/server software application development experience with Web based systems and analytical and problem solving skills. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


• Collaborate and manage work with Application Managers, Project Managers, Developers and peers to accomplish a coordinated implementation effort.
• Assists with developing project cost and benefit estimates to establish project worth including the development of alternative considerations leading to recommendations for new systems or changes to existing ones.
• Plans and performs the full range of programming actions needed to achieve desired end-results on complex problems
• Will be responsible for projects that span more than one system.
• Responsible for providing architectural design documents for teams throughout the organization.
• Responsible for providing end to end solutions.
• Independently perform problem determination and resolution in the production environment.
• Coordinate testing and debugging for programming changes and assist subordinates with debugging, whenever necessary.
• Gain extensive working knowledge of business data and user functions. Share knowledge and train others.
• Meet with business unit representatives to define and evaluate moderately complex business automation needs. Work with a Systems Analyst to interpret business specifications to prepare for analysis/design functions.
• Development, design and analysis of systems and/or programs and system implementation schedules.
• Responsible for providing technical guidance and solutions to other developers across all layers of application stack
• Works closely with application architecture to ensure architecture vision is being implemented across development areas
• Unit testing the built solution before SIT for seamless SIT execution with fewer defects.
• Reviewing the code of other developers to validate functionality and implementation of solutions, at the same time adhering to the technical best practices as well.
• Conduct sessions with the end users to understand the current workflow of their processes.


• Holding a Pega Senior System Architect or Pega Lead System Architect certification is a requirement.
• Experience implementing Pega Insurance Framework is a plus.
• In depth knowledge of PUI and PBI required.
• 5 + years of experience with Pega PRPC v.6.x/7.x/8.x
• College degree in Computer Science, Management Information Science, Business Administration or related field preferred.
• A minimum of 6 years’ experience in software application development and maintenance required with web development experience which includes:
o Ability to effectively collaborate with people in other departments and/or outside of the enterprise.
o Have a working knowledge of Web Services, Scripting and Automation.
o Ability to understand and analyze improvement areas which can make the tasks of the end-users easy, proposing the solution changes to client.
o Strong ability to juggle many competing priorities.
o Extensive Hands-on experience on UIs, Integrations (REST/SOAP/SQL etc), Agents, Declarative Rules, etc. a plus.
o Passion for designing and developing modern web solutions.
o Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.
o Ability to work effectively and meet deadlines.
o Considerable experience developing/supporting enterprise web applications.
o Experience with object-oriented programming, design concepts, and frameworks e.g. Java, .NET
o Execute systems test plans to ensure fail safe integration of a project into a production environment.
o Strong foundation in System Development Lifecycle principles.
o Excess and Surplus, or Property Casualty insurance experience preferred, but not required.
o Detail oriented and highly motivated.