Document Composition Development Consultant

Company Name:
Northwestern Mutual
BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for developing and deploying integrated solutions aimed at modernizing, consolidating and coordinating the independently designed applications across the enterprise in order to meet business needs. Accountable for understanding business/functional specifications, completing analysis, partnering with Architecture to determine design and delivering the development of quality applications/systems in order to minimize cost, support maintainability and comply with development best practices. Accountable for converting high level architectural design to a detailed application design; may include providing estimates, software product evaluation and buy vs. build recommendations.
Additional Information: Serve as an Application Engineer and senior developer within the Enterprise Solutions & Service (ESS) group, in the Enterprise Projects and Support (EPS) department. Responsible for system design and development work within our Enterprise Document Composition and post-composition systems for both project delivery and application support activities. ?Responsible for oversight of other developers within the technology space.
The ideal candidate would have:
At least 5 years application design and development experience in the document composition and post-composition technology space.
Experience leading other developers, including working with offshore development teams.
Experience with design and development in document composition and post-composition tools, including CSF Designer and GMC Inspire
Relational database experience; UDB, SQL Server
Experience with Unix scripting
Experience with support processes, including incident management, problem management, configuration management, and change management.
Project delivery experience, including working with clients and other partnering technical teams to achieve project outcomes.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience . Minimum 5 years experience in application integration and development. Possesses advanced skills and knowledge of development methodologies across various technologies that includes both mainframe and distributed application platforms, enterprise architecture best practices, and enterprise application integration technologies such as MQ Series and Message Broker. Strong technical aptitude and ability to logically analyze and creatively solve complex issues independently. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written to multiple levels of the organization. Proven ability to lead teams and drive for results through others. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with all levels throughout the enterprise. Proven ability for influencing current enterprise standards, industry standards, technologies, methodologies and best practices. Exposure to project management preferred.
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License / Certifications: None
Location: Franklin, WI
Expertise: IT - Information Technology
JobType: Regular Full Time

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