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Application Developer, Guidewire Policy Center

Frankenmuth Insurance Company, One Mutual Avenue, Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States of America Req #1
Monday, October 16, 2023

Summary:  Under limited supervision and with significant independent judgment, analyzes and evaluates existing or proposed systems, and devises computer programs, systems and related procedures to process data by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Analyze, develop and lead the execution of efficient and cost-effective project plans for system design across multiple areas of the company.  Lead complex projects established as corporate priorities throughout the company.
    1. Prepare project plans by gathering, analyzing and making recommendations based on client input.  Coordinate with the client throughout project lifecycle.
    2. Be the subject matter expert.
    3. Maintain a mutual understanding of project direction with project team.
    4. Balance project priorities, resource allocations and ensure deadlines are met.
    5. Facilitate meetings, training and client presentations.


  1. Design business and technical solutions by interfacing with internal resources across all areas of the company.   
    1. Create and maintain supporting documentation for application features and functions.
    2. Design and develop high-level functional requirements and scope acceptance for new development and enhancements of applications, products, and services.
    3. Transform functional requirements into system specifications by writing clear and concise application requirements documents.
    4. Lead in the discussions of architecture design, replacements and enhancements.


  1. Develop, maintain and support complex programs to meet specifications.
    1. Work with advanced programming logic and techniques.
    2. Analyze and create efficient data structures.
    3. Ensure programs effectively interface across various applications.
    4. Conduct analysis and testing to identify program errors.
    5. Analyze and improve application performance.
    6. Improve efficiencies across multiple applications and platforms.
    7. Create debugging and troubleshooting tools.


  1. Unit test and implement the application, product, and/or service within area of responsibility as well as provide support throughout project lifecycle.
    1. Define detailed test plan and acceptance criteria.
    2. Lead in problem definition, analysis, and development of solutions.
    3. Provide quality assurance.


  1. Lead effort to analyze vendor products and tools. Prepare formal recommendation as well as conduct presentation to management.

  2. Provide leadership to junior staff through guidance and training. Provide input regarding performance.

  3. Perform other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Level 5:   Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

A minimum requirement for this position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

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  • Frankenmuth Insurance Company, One Mutual Avenue, Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States of America