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State Farm Insurance Companies, Systems Analyst-Mainframe, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10532

Fri, July 3, 2015

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# of Positions 5

Job Type Professional/Technical

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Shift First

Weekends Required Periodic
Why State Farm®?
Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States.

This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime.

From diverse backgrounds and talent, to meaningful work and comprehensive benefits, "Like a good neighbor..." isn't just a slogan. It's who we are and how we do business.
Check out our Video Gallery (https://careers.statefarm.com/employee/emp-see-for-yourself.asp) to learn more.

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION?
• Analyze the systems requirements, and the provided business requirements, to develop a systems solution
• Build new and/or modify existing software to meet business and systems requirements through software component designing, coding, testing, and quality review
• Develop technical specifications
• Implement software solutions and resolve problems
• Provide system software support for applications and components
WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION?
• Technical knowledge and skills applicable to assigned area
• Problem solver
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to translate highly technical information for non technical customers
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Ability to manage multiple projects
ITEMS OF NOTE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
State Farm is an innovative Fortune 50 organization with a work environment that values small teams and collaboration, encourages diversity of thought, and incorporates new ideas.

State Farm's product suite and supporting frameworks provide employees diverse opportunities to grow and develop.

This opening is for an entry-level MAINFRAME SOFTWARE DEVELOPER who will play a vital role in the development and advancement of both internal (company) and external (customer) business applications. Analysts applying for these positions will have the opportunity to work on one of the largest mainframe systems in the United States and assist in converting the applications to newer technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
*A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field
*Experience or coursework in two or more of the following:
o Cobol
o PL/1
o Assembler
o JCL
0 SAS
*Strong CICS, DB2, VSAM and IMS development background preferred
*Preferred knowledge or experience in Object Oriented Development, such as JAVA
*Ability to quickly adapt to a changing work environment
*Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
*Willingness and ability to learn new technologies
*Strong technical problem solving skills

We are offering staggered start dates throughout 2015.

This position will have an 18-month incumbency period for a lateral move and a 6-month incumbency period for a promotional opportunity (beginning on the effective date of the position) which must be met before the employee can post for any other State Farm position. the incumbency period does not affect the at will relationship between State Farm and the employee and does not create an employment contract, nor contractual rights.
BENEFITS: TOTAL REWARDS
Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:
• Competitive starting salary
• Annual merit reviews
• Annual bonus potential

You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more.
For more information about our company, careers and Total Rewards, visit www.statefarm.com/careers. You can also learn more about what to expect from our employment process here (https://careers.statefarm.com/employee/emp-process.asp).

State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer

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