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Senior Developer
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Experienced professional with a minimum of 10 years of experience will work with users to capture conceptual system requirements, document design/scope, write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, and schedule the features and resources required for implementation/execution of projects assigned.
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Fort Lauderdale - Florida




Software Development

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and develop project status tracking documentation for management reporting.

  • Develop software to the technical specifications/instructions provided.

  • Document code modifications within source control utility.

  • Perform thorough testing of developed code prior to presentation to the QA department.

  • Assist in the development of software modules/user manuals for new applications.

  • Perform maintenance and support for existing software applications/websites.

  • Debug client applications/websites, either standalone or applications which access servers or services.

  • Follow best practices as defined by Universal and industry leaders such as Microsoft.

  • Participate in architecture, design and development activities, as required.


Analysis and Solution Definition

  • Quickly identify/assess business issues and (or) data challenges of the organization, and provides suggested areas of improvement.



  • Assist in the facilitation of team and user meetings.

  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with the respective division leaders.

  • Deliver informative, well-organized presentations.

  • Proactively manage dependencies, risks and potential roadblocks and communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.

  • Relay policy and procedural changes to subordinates verbally and in written documentation. (Not sure if I captured the gist?)


Problem Solving

  • Identify critical issues with ease.

  • Exhibit confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.

  • Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and (or) current Company practices.



  • Generate enthusiasm among team members.

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.

  • Challenge others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.

  • Manage the process of innovative change.

  • Guide junior developer to perform at a higher level.



  • Facilitate effective team interaction.

  • Acknowledge and demonstrate appreciation for each team member's contributions.



User Management

  • Develop relationships with Company personnel.

  • Communicate effectively with users to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management.

  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction.

  • Manage expectations effectively.



  • Have regular and reliable attendance.

  • Adhere to policies and procedures of employee handbook.




Skill, Experience and Licensure Requirements

• Minimum of 10 years of development experience.
• Project Management experience (preferred, not required)
• Possess understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design.
• Demonstrate familiarity with object and component methodology and technology.
• Understand Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
• Proficient in the Microsoft .net Framework languages C#/Visual
• Knowledgeable in the area of stored procedure creation for the retrieval of data from a SQL Server database.
• Thorough understanding of database concepts and Microsoft SQL Server
• Extensive knowledge of source control management systems.
• Winforms
• WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)
• WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)

Benefit Highlights:

• Medical, dental and vision insurance (post 60 day probationary period)
• 401(k) Retirement Plan with 100% company match, up to the IRS limits (post 90 day probationary period)
• Paid vacation (post 90 day probationary period)
• Phased campus transformation to include state of the art and environmentally friendly space.*
• Fitness and recreation center*
• Cafeteria*
• Dry-cleaning pick-up/drop-off*
*Tentatively scheduled for completion in 2015.
Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company.

Job Function: Sr. Developer/Programmer
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Primary Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Headquarters)

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