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Crop Application Developer in Fargo at QBE

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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Job Description

The purpose of Application Developer role is to deliver technical solutions for key stakeholders business requirements by analyzing business needs, developing effective applications, conducting user acceptance testing and troubleshooting errors to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of developed programs.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver effective applications for business use by analyzing business requirements and consulting with key stakeholders to clarify and ensure program specifications and technical solutions align with business needs
  • Build applications by translating specifications into programming language and forecasting solutions to anticipated problems to ensure effectiveness of programs for business use
  • Foster a thorough approach to finalizing developed applications by participating in testing of functionality and analyzing sample data-sets to ensure accuracy of program output and support the achievement of quality assurance and key stakeholder standards
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders by participating in design and code reviews and escalating issues to troubleshoot errors and gaps, refine processes and technical standards and ensure continual effectiveness of team deliverables
  • Provide accurate record-keeping by writing detailed documentation for the operation of programs to facilitate user understanding of application functioning
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Requirements and Qualification


  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Degree in Information Management or related field


  • 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Programming or Management Information Systems
  • Experience
  • Experience in the insurance industry


  • Working knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Working knowledge of technical documentation
  • Working knowledge of software development lifecycle and relevant milestones
  • Working knowledge of .NET technologies, object relational mapping  (ORMs) and Java
  • Working knowledge of n-tier architecture


  • Generate or adapt technology to serve user needs
  • Design, set-up, operate, and correct malfunctions involving application of technological systems
  • Assist with defining a project's scope
  • Clearly and confidently convey information to internal and external stakeholders
  • Assume a methodical approach to evaluate situations; effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to others
  • Conceptualize and innovate creative solutions; escalate issues when necessary


  • Understand team dynamics and utilize the individual strengths of each member to achieve results
  • Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal
  • Multi-task and handle competing priorities; adjust plans, goals, actions or priorities to meet changing situations
  • Act with a sense of urgency
  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex, changing environment
  • Participate in continuing education related to the job

Travel frequency

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.


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