Software Developer IV – COBOL Jobs in Lincoln, NE at Ameritas Life Insurance

Title: Software Developer IV – COBOL

Company: Ameritas Life Insurance

Location: Lincoln, NE

Salary: $100K – $150K*

Category: Finance & Insurance

Job Description

Job Description

IT software development in COBOL and associated languages.

AtAmeritas, fulfilling lifeis 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 aSoftware DeveloperIV-COBOL to drive the business by providing development and integration support to ensure business system applications deliver measurable value to the business. Provide support for specialized and ad hoc requests for research, technical information and customized or one-off solutions. This professional delivers to a future view of technical solutions and business process, managed by a delivery plan integrated with other IT and business areas, as well as to a roadmap that makes progress toward a future state. This profession ensures the ongoing health of the business systems, measured by agreed level of services.

This role is responsible for designing, creating, integrating and deploying an aggregation of business system applications that cooperate together to deliver overarching functionality of technology. That responsibility includes the entire software lifecycle, from ideation through end-of-life, for all applications that deliver value within business capabilities.

Essential Job Functions

Systems analysis, design, development, integration, maintenance, and support

Codes application using a disciplined development process

Integrates solutions with other applications and platforms

Produces and analyzes data extracts and reports from the system

Develops, executes and documents test plans

Lead deployment of new modules applies upgrades and fixes to the production environment — ensures production readiness; move to libraries, complete forms, completing version control documents

Documents functions and changes to new or modified modules, test activities/ results and other areas such as error handling and backup recovery procedures

Provides technical and system knowledge and guidance to team members

Supports major projects that span a broad range of applications — acts as the IT lead and subject matter expert by providing technical direction to others

Contributes to solutioning efforts with team, application owners, architects, business analysts and clients

Evaluates new application packages and tools; research best practices and recommends solutions

Identifies technical requirements, creates technical design specifications

Creates technical sizing for requirements for small to large projects — gains appropriate acceptance

Communicates effectively with members of IT and the business areas in verbal and written forms

Create technical designs from business requirements and functional specifications

Serve as a development lead on projects, being the focal point for all development efforts on a project

Work effectively in unfamiliar programs, processes, and applications


5–7 years of application programming and analysis experience

Proven knowledge of surrounding information systems and application architecture standards

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience re…


About Ameritas Life Insurance

The Ameritas Life Insurance Company (established in 1887 as Old Line Bankers Life Insurance Company of Nebraska) is a mutual insurance company. It is owned by Ameritas Mutual Holding Company, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. In 1999, the Ameritas Life Insurance Company merged with Acacia Mutual Holding Company. The latter had been formed in 1997 when Acacia Life Insurance Company of Washington, D.C., converted from a mutual life insurance company to a stock company wholly owned by a mutual insurance holding company. The company formed by the merger of the Acacia and Ameritas holding companies was named the Ameritas Acacia Mutual Holding Company. On January 1, 2006, Ameritas Acacia Mutual Holding Company merged with the Union Central Mutual Holding Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, and became the UNIFI Companies. Union Central Life was originally established as a mutual life insurance company in 1867, and it had formed its own mutual insurance holding company in 2005. UNIFI changed its name to Ameritas Mutual Holding Company. In 2014, Union Central Life and Acacia Life merged into Ameritas Life.