• - IT - Applications
  • Hartford, CT, USA
  • Full Time
  • Med/Dental/Vision; Company Paid Life/STD/LTD; 401(k) Match; Hybrid, Flexible Work Environment; Open Vacation Plan & Add'l Generous Paid Time Off



Hartford, CT or Middleton, WI


Want to join an exciting and collaborative company that offers competitive compensation and benefits packages – including various bonus opportunities, a hybrid work environment, an innovative open vacation plan, generous paid leave policies, fully vested Company matching 401k, Company paid Life Insurance; Short and Long Term Disability policies, AND professional and educational growth opportunities?


CapSpecialty®, a fast-paced, growing Insurance Carrier seeks an experienced, customer-focused Application Lead Developer for its Information Technology Department. This individual will provide technical leadership for a custom developed workbench application and interfaces serving Underwriting, Claims, Legal, & Finance departments.  The Application Lead Developer will partner with Solutions Architecture to ensure detailed solutions are implemented, and partner/mentor other application developers accordingly. They will be responsible for driving application development and ensuring application availability, performance, security, and data integrity of the system are maintained and that the agile Systems Development Life Cycle process is utilized effectively for the applications within scope.  This is a hands-on lead development role.


Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring CapSpecialty systems meet business requirements by directing the activities of Applications staff and contractor's development projects, completion of enhancement requests, and implementing software release upgrades. Provide hands-on technical support and development for AWS, Python, Angular, and other Cloud technologies. Work with business users in the streamlining of business processes through the implementation of enhanced automated systems, workflow, document management, imaging, and business intelligence technologies. Provide detailed solution design support for the application suite.    
  • Assisting management in assigning work to technical staff, tracking performance, and ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks. Provide technical leadership for project implementations, ensure on-time delivery, risk mitigation, and that the business requirements are met.
  • Ensuring 2nd tier support to system users is provided to maintain high customer satisfaction. 
  • Assisting with recruiting & training developers.
  • Defining development standards, change management controls, and insurance processing strategy with IT management team, CapSpecialty staff, and customers.   
  • Learning new technologies by being open to learning opportunities and utilizing technology to solve business & IT problems.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Applications or equivalent experience. 
  • 8+ years of systems development experience with a track record of increasing levels of responsibility. 
  • Proven experience in implementing insurance related systems, document management/imaging, or financial systems. 
  • Demonstrable experience in business process re-engineering, efficiency improvement and cost reduction projects. 
  • 5+ years' experience leading or mentoring other technical team members within complex systems projects.
  • 5-7 years systems analysis experience with experience implementing applications in a complex production environment.


Core Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of data processing concepts, particularly in insurance and financial systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle and Project Management methodologies. 
    • Proven skills in business automation, processes improvement and change management.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and time-management skills.
    • Must be highly self-motivated requiring minimal direction. 
    • Must be a strong, results-oriented, team player willing to work in highly dynamic environment. 
    • Must possess the ability to learn new technologies quickly and perform critical problem solving as necessary. 
    • Strong documentation skills with excellent oral and written communication skills also a must. 


CapSpecialty®, is a leading provider of specialty insurance for small- to mid-sized businesses in the U.S., offering Commercial Property and Casualty, Professional Liability, Surety and Fidelity products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By working with select partners through a limited distribution model, CapSpecialty's creative, hard-working team provides personalized service and cultivates mutually successful partnerships to deliver positive results. CapSpecialty's carriers have an A ("Excellent") rating from A.M. Best, writing both admitted and non-admitted policies on the paper of Capitol Indemnity Corporation, Capitol Specialty Insurance Corporation and Platte River Insurance Company – subsidiaries of Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC, part of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE: Y).

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