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Senior Associate - Java #71125

New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. Founded in 1845 and headquartered in New York City, New York Life reported 2017 operating earnings of $2.06 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2017, with affiliates, totaled $586 billion.


New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+ (Source: Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.



Assists and supports the development and maintenance of cost effective application software utilizing knowledge of tools, concepts and principles to construct and deliver software in direct support of customer business needs across all internal development platforms.


•Interact with customers and other Systems department personnel to design, develop and maintain business applications that effectively support the NYL/Tampa Operations business customers.

•Assists in the evaluation and analysis of vendor system software packages to meet business requirements.

•Provides recommendations on methodology and development environment improvements. Uses knowledge and experience in solving complex problems.

•Performs complex and varied programming, based on specifications, utilizing appropriate development tools, common routines and interfaces using internal development languages (i.e., RPG, Visual Basic, Java, C#, DOC1, StreamSure, etc.).

•Designs, develops, maintains and supports multi-platform application systems in order to increase productivity and promote reusability.

•Develops a sequence of programming steps translating business model specifications into detailed system component specifications, including file design and operating instructions.

•Supports the creation of test plans and debugs programs.

•Analyzes job requests from user departments for feasibility and impact on current applications systems.

•Designs, develops, maintains and supports multi-platform application systems in order to increase productivity and promote reusability

•Performs other assignments to comply with business strategies and initiatives.

•Recommends resources to complete job requests.




•Project Management experience including the ability to coordinate, through the full project life cycle, the efforts of project team members including end-users, vendors and internal systems staff.

•Strong analysis and design skills with a focus on system design and flow.

•Experience with designing and implementing high volume, mission critical, productions systems.

•Must be a team player.

•Ability to work with a sense of urgency in an aggressive, multi-tasking environment.

•Experience in a Windows desktop environment.

•Self-starter with the ability to learn through on the job experience.

•3-5 years experience working in object-oriented analysis, design, and development

•3-5 years experience in J2EE application development (e.g., Java, EJB, JMS, JSP, Servlets, et al.)

•3-5 years experience with J2EE application servers (e.g., IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, JBoss)

•3+ years experience working with relational databases (e.g., DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, et al.)

•1-2 years experience interfacing with external systems through messaging mechanisms such as JMS, MQSeries, or other

•Experience with Unix platforms (e.g., AIX, Solaris, Linux)

•Experience with web-based development (HTML, JavaScript)

•Experience developing in XML-related technologies (e.g., XML, DTD, XML Schema, XSLT, XQuery, XPath)

•Experience developing web services & related technologies (XML, SOAP, WSDL, WS-I Basic Profile)

•Experience with design patterns (e.g., Gang of Four (GoF), J2EE, Model-View-Controller (MVC))

•Experience with Eclipse-based IDE’s (preferably Rational Application Developer or WebSphere Development Studio)





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