Job Title:   Sr. Java SOA Developer
08 / 15 / 2013
Westfield Center

Build your career with an organization that has a long standing foundation of strength and security.  Westfield Group is rated “A” for financial strength from A. M. Best.  For more than 165 years we have built strength through our integrity and commitment to customers. Our customer relationships are based on trust and peace of mind, and our employees deliver on that promise. Their professional reputation depends on it.
Based in Westfield Center, Ohio, Westfield Group/Westfield Insurance is one of the largest private companies in Ohio and a leading regional insurance and banking group, headquartered in an attractive historical community in Medina County. The company employs over 2,200 nationwide including 1,700 in the home office. Westfield's products are distributed through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agencies and operate in 31 states. In addition to Westfield's home office, also located on the campus in Westfield Center are the Blair Center convention center and Westfield Bank. Adjacent to the campus is Westfield Group Country Club, a 36-hole championship golf course.

Our IT, Application Development business unit is looking for the right candidate to join our team as a Senior Java SOA Developer.  You will work in a SOA project team environment to deliver Java-based software and services, using standard processes to design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications. This includes researching, designing under supervision, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the application development lifecycle.  You will contribute to a project team by developing using Java and related languages and may also be assigned smaller, individual initiatives.  This position requires analyzing and correcting software errors in a timely and accurate fashion and providing status reports where required.  
To Qualify: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. computer science, information systems, engineering) or 4 additional years of Java developing experience.
  • 5+ years of Java/JEE software development related to enterprise integration technologies such as SOAP Web Services in a SOA environment.
  • Experience with business and system process flow techniques using UML.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Java SOA concepts.
  • Prefer insurance industry experience.
At Westfield, our employees know how their efforts contribute to the success of the company. Join an organization where your work is important, your time is productive, and your contribution is rewarding. We encourage a culture of sharing knowledge, open communication, supporting co-workers, and accountability. Our employees feel good about the work they do and the people they work with. Our compensation and benefits package is designed to enhance our employees’ work/life balance by addressing their need for financial security, personal and professional growth, family involvement, and a commitment to making a difference in their communities. Our Total Rewards package includes 401K, Pension Plan, Annual Incentive Program and Education Reimbursement.  
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