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CNO Financial Group Lead Developer-Insurance Admin, REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO Financial Group’s IT business unit is hiring a Lead Developer to work as a Lead Software Engineer and have hands on responsibility for application software development. This role will be responsible for full delivery of end-to-end systems from development through warranty support for medium to large complex enterprise-wide technology platforms. This role will work closely with the Solution Architect to understand the technical design, develop functional specifications, drive code reviews, and assume responsibility for the implementation of the solution to meet the committed dates as defined by the team.

This is your opportunity to be a part of our growing IT infrastructure and department and apply problem solving skills to assess risks and make decisions for the team.

As a Lead Developer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high level sizing estimates based on sophisticated and sometimes incomplete requirements, conduct ongoing code reviews using automated software management tools, recommend test scenarios for performance testing, and most importantly drive resolution of blocker issues faced by the team

  • Owns creation of technical artifacts ex. functional specifications to realize the design that will be consumed by the RUN team in a post-production environment

  • Coordinate with infrastructure and shared services team to setup nonproduction and production environments including test data management

  • Demonstrate deep technical expertise for development of services, modules, microservices, develop integrations with internal and external systems/services ex. APIs, 3rd party interfaces, and database

  • Decision making transformation on (SOP’s) for the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process

  • Adjust/Amend technical scope changes based on business requirements on projects.

The Lead Developer position is well-suited for you if you have:

  • Maintain relationship with Project and Program Managers, Solution Architects, Software Engineers, IT Managers, Directors, Business SMEs, Software Engineers, etc.

  • Experience working with virtual global teams building large enterprise, critically important systems

  • Provided technology solutions to complex problems

  • Can take charge of the team and coordinate workflow to consistently produce business value

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related field, or 8 years of relevant experience

  • Seven years of related work experience in software application development with growing level of responsibilities on mainframe technologies including COBOL, Assembler, VSAM, DB2, JCL, MQ series, job scheduling services ex. Zeke, Autosys, FTP/SFTP, request/response service, etc

  • Experience in Scrum development environment and Agile methodologies

What will set you apart:

  • Prior working experience in Insurance field

  • Familiarity or work experience with policy administration systems

  • Previous experience as a Senior Engineer, managing a team or growing level of responsibility in roles

At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.

This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and is pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

ReqID: JR166550

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

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