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Position Title: Senior Specialist, System Development
Job Code: 396119
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
TITLE:            Senior Specialist, System Development (The Prudential Insurance Company of America – Newark, NJ)
DUTIES:         Deliver end to end solutions. Articulate and execute vision from concept to production. Utilize IBM Websphere, Portal, and Connections. Use SOA, and ESB or DB2. Use front-end technologies including XHTML / HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, Sass, Scss, Bootstrap frameworks, Java Object Oriented JavaScript, Ajax, and modern JavaScript libraries including Closure, jQuery, Java, NodeJS, and AngularJS. Collaborate with product management, marketing, designers, technology and architecture teams. Work in an iterative/Agile environment and work with a strong technical team. Use WebSphere Content Management (WCM) to display news announcements and updates. Expose portal administration using the administration console for installing themes and skins, user group management, role management, page access management. Use Agile Scrum Software Development for developing the application and developing Use case diagrams, Class diagrams, and Sequence diagrams using UML. Use SVN as a version controlling for the source code commits and updates. Use Shell and Perl Scripting programming language. Create proposal documentation for new business. Perform function point analysis to determine module sizes and estimations. Interact with client on bug fixes. Handle production defects. Responsible for service integration with SOAP UI and POST Master. Develop common modules including util classes, integration classes, command classes for webservice integration. Talk to client on new enhancements, timelines and developing technical design documents. Handle product defects with IBM product support team (PMR). Work with RAD, SQL, OOD, XML, and JDBC. Work with Content Authors to develop best practices on portal applications using WCM. Execute syndication, subscription, and XML access. Utilize Java Development. Develop utility tools using WCM API to create reports. Create authoring templates, presentation templates, Configure WCM Search, and Workflow. Help team members technically. Configure servers for project related changes including lookaside, ldap, and Ephox configuration.
Provides comprehensive consultation to business unit and Data Processing management and staffs on all phases of the project development cycle. Works closely with client management to identify and specify the complex business requirements and processes for diverse development platforms, computing environments e.g., host based, distributed systems, client server, software, hardware, technologies and tools, etc. Researches and evaluates alternative solutions and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems design. Performs analysis and system design. May code new or modified programs, reuse existing code through the use of program development software alternatives and/or integrates purchased solutions. Documents, tests, implements and provides on going support for the applications. Provides technical consulting and leadership in identifying and implementing new uses of information technologies which assist the functional business units in meeting their strategic objectives. Acts as technical resource to development staffs in all phases of the development and implementation process. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. May contribute towards application availability, health checks, and business continuation with a sense of urgency. May also assist with incident and problem resolution.Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead teams or projects.
REQTS:          Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering (any), or a related field plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the job offered, or as an Advisory System Analyst, Senior Software Engineer, or a related position. Must have five (5) years progressively responsible of experience with: Java Development; Front-end technologies including HTML5, AngularJS, and NodeJS; IBM Websphere, Portal, and Connections; WebSphere Content Management (WCM); SOA; ESB; Java; Service integration with SOAP UI and POST Master; Working with RAD; SQL; OOD; XML; JDBC; and Shell and Perl Scripting.
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Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Development
Schedule: Full-time
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