Cuna Mutual Lead Application Solution Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

At AdvantEdge Analytics, we’re driving the Credit Union industry's digital transformation, and our technologists are the key to bringing that to fruition. With a massive undertaking like this, we view our Solution Architects as a critical job to fill with the best and brightest. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated software engineer to be the technical lead in the development of primary product offerings which span solutions including web applications, integrations, data warehouses, and data ingestion. which support the delivery of analytics, machine learning, and data management products to credit unions. This position is in our Chicago, IL office.

As the lead engineer, this individual will use their skills to create modern solution designs, and then develop those solutions while also giving technical direction junior developers to ensure alignment with your designs. Their designs will enable rapid, quality, feature deployment, and will co-exist well within the AdvantEdge Analytics technology ecosystem. This role will also mentor junior engineers in their development, coding, and testing practices. This individual will also ensure solution design goals and development standards are met across the team, and work in collaboration with an IT manager and architects to meet team and business goals.

Framework General Profile and Scope:

· Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise

· Lead teams or projects with high resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

· Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices

· Solves complex problems, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions where change is needed

· Works primarily without guidance apart from only the most complex situations

· Lead functional teams or projects

Job Responsibilities:

· Create detailed designs for AdvantEdge Analytics systems/solutions in a way to ensure a highly-available, highly-secure, platform/environment for our products and services.

· Providing mentorship to peers and other team members for application development best practices and related technologies.

· Ensuring solutions are developed pragmatically based on business value, with a vision towards end-state, and an execution path that will get there.

· Staying up-to-date on the latest application development tools and leveraging those within AdvantEdge Analytics solution design.

· Ensuring solutions are built with a long-term approach, and short term tactical steps will not inhibit end-state vision.

· Recommending/finding alternatives and more simplified solution approaches.

· Assist with estimates and forecasts

· Apply knowledge of all aspects of the system life cycle, from specification, analysis and design, development, testing, and maintenance.

· Understand, participate, and support the entire solution from ideation and visual design through the SDLC, lifecycle activities such as extending or updating a system, planning retirement of a system.

The above statement of duties is not intended to be all inclusive; other duties will be assigned as needed.

Required skills and experience:

  • 7+ years designing and developing .Net solutions, integrating systems, modeling data

  • 5+ years leading other developers in the technical design and development of solutions

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

  • Strong business and technical communication skills

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Stored Procedures

  • Database modeling and design

  • Data quality management techniques

  • File match/merge

  • XML and JSON

  • Agile/scrum

Nice to have:

Data management

  • Document and unstructured databases

  • Python, Apache Spark

  • Data modeling SQL/No SQL

  • Distributed computing

  • Hadoop

  • ETL Concepts

  • Microsoft Power BI

Web development

  • Microsoft stack

  • Entity Framework

  • React/Angular/SPA

  • Bootstrap

  • JavaScript


  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Stored Procedures

  • Database modeling and design

  • Data quality management techniques

  • File match/merge techniques

CUNA Mutual Group’s insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and contributions, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded.

Please provide your Work Experience and Education or attach a copy of your resume. Applications received without this information may be removed from consideration.

For more than 80 years, CUNA Mutual Group has worked tirelessly to deliver product and service solutions that meet the unique challenges and needs of credit unions and their members. Our vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence with customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.

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