Senior Technical Lead

at Ameritas
Location Lincoln, NE
Date Posted February 5, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Provide technical leadership to other developers in a hybrid mainframe environment.At Ameritas, fulfilling life is what we do daily. We continuously strive to help our customers and employees enjoy life at its very best by reducing uncertainty, helping grow assets and protecting what is most cherished. We’re here to help people put worry behind and the future ahead and help enable a life that’s rich in family, happiness, health and financial security. When lives are fulfilled, our mission is fulfilled. Ameritas Life Insurance Corp is seeking a Senior Technical Lead to drive the business by designing, modifying and developing systems using advanced techniques.  Analyze current systems to resolve new and/or existing problems. Evaluate the technical feasibility of proposed system solutions.  Prepare project proposals while developing and modifying systems to meet the business need. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead or direct the work of other developers/projects. This position cultivates analysis and development skills by learning new and emerging technologies.Essential Job Functions * Responsible for providing the highest level of technical leadership and application architecture, through advising, consulting, or leading application prototypes and proof of concepts in support of application development projects.* Leverage technology advances through tactical and strategic technology solutions, reference architectures, frameworks, and components* Participates in COBOL coding and code reviews; SQL statements, batch job, and online task (CICS, Relational Database, MQSeries / Websphere) optimization, schedule adjustments, database tuning* Participates in continual team backlog refinement and prioritization* Exhibits strong skills in collaboration, influencing, and mentoring other team members in the listed technologies* Takes on other roles as needed including development, testing, and automation to support the team as needed to meet sprint and product goals* Participates in the development of improved and innovative ways to utilize current system software, application system development, and programming productivity aids, including debugging and test tools* Investigates and recommends new methods, procedures, tools, and technologies* Performs at a high level of technical capability while developing or maintaining application systems within a self-organizing and self-managing environment* Collaborates with IT management, EA, BA and team members and to evaluate, design, and provide technical solutions that support the ongoing development of the product* Dedicated to continuous improvement and learning for the product and as an individual* Troubleshoot and solve problems with strong debugging skills* Estimate development effort based on documented business requirements* Clearly communicate and train others on design decisions and tradeoffs* Quickly learn, train, and practically apply new concepts or principles* Work effectively both independently and in a team environment* Share knowledge and champion best practices.Requirements* 7+ years of experiences working in large scale mainframe CICS, COBOL, Relational Database complex environments required* Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.* Excellent working Knowledge of CICS, DB2, COBOL, and MQ required* Working knowledge of SOA and API Architecture and the ability to train and guide other developers on these concepts.  Experience developing mainframe service programs to communicate with Open Source front end systems/API* Experience with various TCP/IP Mainframe networking configurations* Experience with Scrum Agile software development methodologies* Working knowledge of CICS Channel and Container preferred* Experience with the full stack of software development preferred* Backend (RESTful API) knowledge preferred* Experience migrating legacy applications to modern architecture preferred* Experience with cloud computing platforms (Amazon AWS or similar) preferred* Experience in modern security practices preferredEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled