Great-West Corporate Senior Software Developer in Denver (DTC), Colorado

Be Bold Be Brilliant

Are you an initiator of new ideas? Have you always wanted to work with a team with a start-up mentality while having the stability of a larger organization that's well established with tenured history?

If you're an innovator with experience in the latest cloud-based technologies, we're interested in you!

Be a disruptor and instigator of change!

Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.

Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:

30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration

The purpose of this job is to provide support to the user community regarding OnBase and Pega workflow systems. Support for the user community includes troubleshooting system issues, designing and implementing new workflow solutions, and developing API integrations.

  • Performs technical triage on system applications to diagnose root cause of issues and identify and / or implement resolutions within the Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Designs and develops interim program solutions that will support mass transaction functionality not currently programmed on the system.

  • Performs programming changes to existing software applications to repair defects.

  • Acts as a technical specialist and liaison between development teams to report software application defects and report severity / impact of defects.

  • Collaborates with colleagues regarding development best practices for application issues.

  • Advises and works on strategic initiatives to mitigate and / or alleviate application issues, including opportunities for process automation.

  • Operates independently with some latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field (Information Systems, Mathematics, Software Engineering

  • Certification in one of the following: Pega System Architect, Pega Senior System-Architect, or Pega Lead System Architect preferred.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience in the design and development of complex workflow application

  • communicate in a friendly and professional manner with customers and colleagues

  • remain calm in stressful situations

  • independently troubleshoot program errors regardless of technology

  • write user-friendly explanations of highly technical functionality

Possess advanced knowledge and understanding of:

  • procedural programming

  • relational database design

  • multi-tier system architecture

Minimum experience:

  • 6 years programming experience (any language)

  • 2 years IT in financial or other highly regulated industry

  • 2 years API web services experience (SOAP or REST)

  • 2 years providing technical support of an enterprise software system in a customer-facing role

Customer Focus:

  • Delivers internal and external customer service excellence.

  • Exhibits listening, patience, empathy, authenticity, pro-activity, and perseverance with external and internal customers.

  • Upholds commitment to delivering optimal solutions, in a timely manner, and balances customer needs with the best interests of the organization.

  • Maintains a positive approach despite challenges, constraints, and / or customer emotions.

Building Partnerships:

  • Builds collaborative and cooperative relationships; effectively manages conflict.

  • Finds common ground and builds trust with co-workers, managers, partners, and customers through demonstration of inclusiveness and appreciation for diverse backgrounds, cultures, thoughts and experiences.

  • Operates with integrity and communicates respectfully in language, writing, and actions.

  • Shows interest in and supports the success of others; provides encouragement, celebrates wins.

  • Addresses conflict openly and respectfully, addresses through proper channels.

Adapting to Change:

  • Is open to, acknowledges, manages emotions, and adjusts to changing events and priorities.

  • Displays a positive approach in the face of ambiguity, change, or lack of resources.

  • Willingly flexes to take on different responsibilities, learn new technology, and follow new processes.

  • Focuses energy and actions on determining possibilities rather than on lamenting losses.

  • Resolves most questions and problems independently; refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.

  • Is empowered and expected to reach out to internal customers when required to solve system issues.

  • Is empowered and expected to lend knowledge and expertise to troubleshoot complex issues in cooperation with colleagues.

  • This position has a direct impact on transactions where financial risk is involved regarding customer accounts and gains or losses from market fluctuations. If responsibilities are not performed in a timely manner and with the utmost caution, the company may be exposed to significant costs.

  • This position requires excellent working relationships with all levels of all departments within Great West Financial / Empower Retirement.

  • Exposure to external clients is rare, but may occur with a complex technical situation.

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

External Job Title: Senior Software Developer

ID: 15818

External Company Name: Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company