IT Application Specialist
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 Glastonbury, CT

Requisition Number: ITAPP03156

Selective Insurance is looking for an experienced Web Application Specialist to provide business solutions for a web based personal lines underwriting system. This individual will play a primary role in the development and implementation of major systems, devising and designing system requirements for the solution of moderately difficult to complex business problems. This person collaborates and coordinates efforts with Project/Application Managers, peers, and Business Analysts to accomplish the successful completion of projects and coordinates the implementation efforts. They will provide system support to existing applications and assists in the implementation of software and product upgrades.


  • Meet with business unit representatives to define and evaluate business automation needs. Interpret business specifications to prepare for analysis/design functions.
  • Assists with developing project cost and benefit estimates to establish project worth including the development of alternative considerations leading to recommendations for new systems or changes to existing ones.
  • Estimates project staffing requirements. May be responsible to estimate resource needs for analysts, programmers, user personnel, consultants, equipment, etc.
  • Plans and performs the full range of programming actions needed to achieve desired end-results on complex problems under the direction of the Team Leader or the Application Manager (May be responsible for projects that span more than one system).
  • Performs code, design, and test plan reviews for peers.
  • Independently perform problem determination and resolution in the production environment.
  • Coordinate testing and debugging for programming changes and assist subordinates with debugging, whenever necessary.
  • Gain extensive working knowledge of business data and user functions. Share knowledge and train others.


  • College degree in Computer Science, Management Information Science, Business Administration or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in software application development and maintenance required with web development experience which includes: VB .NET, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery, SQLServer, GIT required.
  • DevOps, Agile Methodology desirable, but not required
  • Foundation in web services and their use within the .NET framework.
  • Have a working knowledge of Web Services, Scripting and Automation.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with people in other departments and/or outside of the enterprise.
  • Ability to understand and analyze improvement areas which can make the tasks of the end-users easy, proposing the solution changes to client.
  • Strong ability to juggle many competing priorities.
  • Passion for designing and developing modern web solutions.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.
  • Ability to work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Considerable experience developing/supporting enterprise web applications.
  • Execute systems test plans to ensure fail safe integration of a project into a production environment.
  • Strong foundation in System Development Lifecycle principles.
  • Detail oriented and highly motivated.
  • Good written and oral communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Project management and/ or experience in the Personal Lines Insurance Industry desirable.
  • Strong foundation in System Development Lifecycle principles.

Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.