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CNO Financial Group Symfony PHP Developer, Enterprise/OpenAPI - Remote for Candidates in US based Central or Eastern Time Zone in Orlando, Florida

Optavise, a CNO Financial Group Company is seeking a Developer to complete small to medium sized projects with low to moderate supervision. Often the source of advice, the Developer will offer thought leadership to achieve strategies and objectives and resolve impediments. This role should be motivated and ready to mentor newer peers. The Developer role will have an agile mindset and leverage the companies Software Development Life Cycle “SDLC” process. The Developer will have Domain logic necessary to code, design and improve the architecture and stability of the product. The role will be an embedded member of a team alongside other software developers, business/systems analysts, product owners and quality assurance testers. This role works closely with peer developers and lead.

This is your opportunity to be part of a technology that is scaling up. You’ll support a product that creates a better experience for employees across the country. You’ll grow along with the tech and make a difference beyond the world of software development.

As a Developer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform standard programming tasks, unit testing, contribute to functional specifications, participates in code reviews, and provide guidance to newer developers

  • Write functional specifications for small to medium features: sustaining Application Programming Interfaces (API), integrating basic API packages, creating internal reports and single app defined features

  • Perform Analysis Code Review for compliance and coding standards for lower peer pull request

  • Continuous learning and delivery of work assignments, programming coding standards, code repository design patterns, new tools and processes when required

  • Show awareness of technical debt and proactively seek opportunities reduce debt/costs

  • Navigate designated Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and have memorized the shortcut keys for most frequent operations speeding up the time to deliver work.

  • Learn and maintain best practices as adding to the code repository.

  • Understand scope of features, product components, code design patterns

  • Change Management for work completed to help determine software capitalization and document developer notes to help BA with technical specifications and QA to determine test coverages.

  • Meet or exceed the delivery timelines/expectations for the project (e.g., deliver on committed work within the sprint) and continuously improve on estimation skills.

  • Domain SME of 1 or more products/components.

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

  • Proficient Programming Language and Standards Model-view-controller (MVC) Architectural Patterns, preferably Symfony framework expertise

  • Well-versed in using database views, stored procedures, and triggers.

  • Adept in the object-relational mapping technique (ORM).

  • Know index syntax to create custom clustered and non-clustered indexes Seasoned professional with creativity in wide range of technical areas. Subject Matter Expert (SME) in at least one component and knowledge in most. Must have good communication skills and be able to share any impediments or blockers to committed sprint work deadlines and/or possible process improvements.

  • Demonstrate good time management skills to perform a variety of tasks, manage competing priorities, and complete tasks on-time in a fast-moving environment while meeting (sprint) deadlines. Interest and aptitude to be a quick learner especially in areas of product training and mentoring, advance programming concepts, practice, and procedures.

  • Enjoy being a problem solver and able to resolve issues effectively.

What you’ll need:

  • Typically requires a High School Diploma or 2 years of directly related experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience programming.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience with benefits administration domain expertise

  • Proficiency with Debuggers.

  • Immediate knowledge with source control, issue tracking systems.

  • Proficiency with engineering and programming foundations (frameworks and APIs) to write clearer and shorter code.

  • Proficiency managing database (DB) design techniques and able to query the database(s). Design normalized DB schemas while considering the queries that will be issued.

What will set you apart:

  • Bachelor’s Degrees in computer science, mathematics, or information systems, as well as the knowledge of the major programming language or equivalent.

  • 5 years of experience programming.

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. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

Associates who live within a 60-mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week and are encouraged to come into the office at least twice per month.

Optavise is a trusted benefits partner for business owners and human resources professionals who work hard to build and maintain a healthy, happy workforce. Through Optavise’s cohesive suite of products and services, we guide employers and employees through their healthcare choices to help reduce costs and increase benefits engagement. We streamline administration for employers and educate employees about benefits and care options, making it easy for them to choose and use their benefits wisely. Optavise provides a first-of-its-kind benefits solution, including:

  • Benefits administration technology for a streamlined enrollment process

  • Customizable selection of voluntary benefits that employees want and need

  • Year-round benefits education, communications and advocacy to inform and empower employees to become better healthcare consumers

  • Expert resources, helping employees maximize their benefits and make more informed choices for themselves and their family members.

Our goal is to help people make good healthcare decisions. By simplifying administration and making benefits easier to understand, we help drive employee engagement and satisfaction, and save employers time and money.

Optavise is the worksite marketing brand of CNO Financial Group. 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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation


ReqID: JR167126

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

Additional Locations: Carmel, IN; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Birmingham, AL; Milwaukee, WI