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Developer Leader
Location:Wayne, PA
Team:Application Development
Job Type:Information Technology
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Job Description
Exceptional people leadership to a team of direct reports who are responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining systems at USLI.  
Provide continuous and timely feedback (coach, celebrate, correct) relative to daily performance for a team of direct reports.  
Collaborate with their team members on Individual Development Plans for professional and technical growth and goals
Conduct regular 1:1s and periodic performance reviews with each team member.  
Responsible for helping their team improve communication and interpersonal skills as well as technical skills.  
Interact with other people leaders to identify development opportunities for their team members to enable learning and working at maximum efficiency.  
Help team members learn to prioritize their workload and guide them so they ensure that requests for enhancements are clearly understood, in scope, and consistent with the company’s goals, and realistic in terms of value added in relation to time spent.  
Work closely with the community and sometimes customers and customer’s customers to answer questions, analyze and discuss requests, communicate current status reports, gather necessary specifications, and negotiate scope of projects and timelines.  
Set a daily example for the entire Information Technology Team in striving to meet our Community Goals.  
Create relationships with others outside of IT and learn the business
Understand and encourage team members to follow team fundamentals when delivering systems to the community and our customers.  
Support our software development best practices and encourage team members to embrace programming design discipline.  
Participate in interviewing new developer candidates, including college help candidates.  
Make deadlines and commitments.  
Encourage and assist each developer in learning insurance and the USLI business model.  
Encourage and assist each developer in learning emerging technologies.  

College degree/technical certifications OR equivalent industry/technical experience. 6+ years of work experience in software development and direct reports leadership is required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Effective negotiation skills.  Solid organizational skills in prioritizing work.  Wisdom in establishing deadlines for project specifications gathering, system testing, and delivery.  It is critical to have a solid understanding of software implementation best practices including Scrum.  Helpful technology experience would be:  ASP/ASP.NET, C#, MVC, Object Oriented Design/Development, VB/VB.NET, Agile/SCRUM, JavaScript/jQuery/jSON, Knockout.js, Angular.js, HTML 5, SQL Server, SQL/XML, Emerging Microsoft technologies.  Working Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Some overtime work as needed.

At USLI, our goal is to strengthen our community and culture by representing all races, genders, religions and sexual orientations. We continue to move conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion forward to ensure every community member has a sense of belonging, a voice and a seat at the table.
USLI provides full-time community members with a comprehensive benefits package, access to wellness programs, continuing education resources, and multiple opportunities to get involved with charitable organizations.

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, USLI is working toward returning to our physical offices.  Our team members are currently working in a hybrid model with the goal of returning to 75% onsite employment for all Community Members (unless job description indicates otherwise) as of June 2023.