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Application Development Intern

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2018-1844
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2
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US-IA-Cedar Rapids
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10/30/2018
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Information Technology
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None
No
 
 

Overview:

UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

 

UFG is seeking an application development intern for the summer of 2019. In this internship you will gain experience in a corporate environment and learn how an insurance carrier operates.  The development intern will be tasked with various development activities including supporting existing applications, testing changes for release and participating in development of new applications. Each day you’ll be developing business solutions with a creative team of developers and project managers in a fast-paced environment. The intern will have the opportunity to learn and apply skills in a variety of technologies and projects.

 

The schedule is from 8:00AM – 4:30PM Monday - Friday during the summer months of 2019.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop understanding of the basic functions in a property and casualty insurance company
  • Development of functionality on initiatives that support corporate goals
  • Develop, code, test, debug, maintain and implement software applications
  • Learn and apply development standards, methodologies, compliance and testing practices
  • Create technical documentation
  • Participate and contribute in meetings
  • Work closely with assigned application development team lead and other team members
  • Evaluate existing programs, making corrections in code and improving documentation as warranted
  • Research and resolve problems, determining the root cause (code, operator, data entry error, etc)
  • Develop learning plan with supervisor to coordinate your goals with UFG

Qualifications:
  • Current student pursuing a degree in computer science, programming or related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good knowledge of application development tools and technology
  • Experience with AB Suite highly preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Possess ability to communicate clearly with project team


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