Nationwide Technical Development Lead in Columbus, Ohio



Nationwide’s Customer Service and Billing team is seeking a Technical Development Lead to join the Imaging and Workflow team in Columbus, Ohio.

This role will be a project technical lead supporting large projects/efforts off the line as well as strategic direction for Imaging and Workflow applications.

The ideal candidates will have 10+ years of experience with Java development and driving technical decisions for an application. Experience in Java, JavaScript, PL/SQL and Web Services (SOAP and REST) as well as experience leading and delivering technology solutions is a must. Agile experience is also preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures the overall integrity and consistency of the technical solution through design, development and implementation.

Activity Responsibilities

  • Create high level design documents - Technical Solution Framework

  • Advocate for design and architecture consistency

  • Oversees the design, development or reengineering of highly complex application components

  • Ensures the integration of software packages, programs and reusable solutions on multiple platforms or across teams

  • Ensures that all technical requirements are implemented accurately

  • Mitigates escalated risks

  • Coaches and advises less experienced developers in best practices, tools and consistent processes

  • Collaborates with the Line Tech lead to ensure solutions are consistent with direction of the application

Primary Technologies desired:

  • Java, Java Script

  • PL/SQL, SQL/stored procedures (ad hoc and build)

  • Web service experience (SOAP and REST)

  • Subversion experience

  • Design and development methodology

  • Exposure to FileNet (content repository and viewer), Email, Fax, PDFs, signed docs

  • Tools such as remote login, file search, file difference

  • Windows scheduler

  • Batch programming and troubleshooting

  • Experience with internet browser basics and settings

In addition to a strong technical background and Agile foundation, the ideal candidate will be a self-learner and can come up to speed quickly. Must also be able to guide/uplift team of developers and be a strong leader that supports the team. Must also have good communication skills and proven experience working with business partners, to be able to speak both technical and non-technical to support the specific audience.

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet, motorcycle, boat and farm insurance. Apply online at for job number 49149.

JOB SUMMARY: Top-level technical expert in one or more highly specialized phases of applications programming. Provides technical consulting on complex projects. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications programming.RELATIONSHIP: Manager/DirectorJOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Designs, develops and implements cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are the most complex in nature. Serves as an expert in applications development and undertakes the most complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge.2. Analyzes and validates the most complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems to ensure desirability, practicality, and resource availability and capability. Leads in the design, development and implementation of new programs and/or modification of existing applications. Responsible for the most complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the design, development and implementation of test plans and strategies as well as program specifications with various interfaces.3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements the most complex software applications according to standards.4. Provides top-level expertise in the definition and development of specifications and programming for the most complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.5. Leads all aspects of applications programming and development for multiple, large-scale projects.6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions and strategies to the most complex application development problems. Sought as a resource for resolution of the most advanced application development problems and issues.7. Determines user requirements, leads application design, plans projects, establishes priorities and monitors progress. Evaluates project status and resource utilization and implements changes to improve the team's effectiveness.8. Acts as a technical programming consultant for large-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces. Serves as a top-level technical programming consultant for the most complex applications development projects involving multiple disciplines and impacting multiple business units.9. Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff.10. Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is strongly preferred.Experience: Eight years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Three years of experience in project management is preferred.Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have expert knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques is required.Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze the most complex applications and systems. Must be able to program the most complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess strong problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have strong project management skills. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR OfficerJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not EligibleWorking Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.Credit Check: Not ApplicableSafety Sensitive (SS): Not ApplicableJob Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)Job Family/Function: MIS/TAP