Penn Mutual | Software Engineer-Java -

Software Engineer-Java

Penn Mutual |  Horsham, PA | Dev / Eng

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Position Overview

As a member of the Penn Mutual team you will be responsible for the design and implementation of code in our middle-tier data platform.  The ideal candidate must be forward thinking and have a willingness to learn new things.  You will be using cutting edge Big Data technologies to join, transform and store our data assets.  We are looking for a strong performer who is detail oriented and loves all things related to data.


  • Responsible for design, code, configuration, and implementation of high-quality software solutions.
  • Support the best practices needed to ensure on time, quality software solution deliverables.
  • Understand the vision of how the products and systems will be implemented and maintained, and ensure the integrity of the vision throughout the product’s lifecycle.
  • Develop and review task estimates and assumptions during sprint planning and at key project milestones. Validate the development approach and assumptions that underlie the delivery plans.
  • Stay abreast of the ever-changing technology industry to make sure solutions developed are following internal and industry “best practices” and will meet the needs of the business going forward. Research and evaluate emerging technology solutions.
  • Communicate at the appropriate level within and outside of IT the technical direction and proposed solutions for various projects and initiatives.
  • Provide documentation for IT initiatives per responsibility.
  • Provide feedback on requirements for understandability, completeness, and feasibility.
  • Provide timely and accurate project status.
  • Recognize areas for change and champion the effort needed to affect change.
  • Ensure all technical standards are incorporated as appropriate.
  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Remains current in profession and industry trends.
  • Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Technology analysis, research and documentation skills and the ability to translate technology analysis and research into workable solutions or solution components is required.
  • Strong analysis, judgment, decision making, and planning skills working in a proactive manner, and a desire to continuously learn new skills.
  • Passion and demonstrated ability for continuous process improvement.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong skills in explaining, describing and graphically portraying design elements.
  • Willingness to broaden technical, functional, and industry skill base and to keep current with industry information and technical knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of the tools and methodologies to architect and design applications and systems.
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize work effectively.
  • Strong organization skills required.
  • Strong business perspective and the ability to relate technology concepts to business requirements
  • Must be a team player
  • Must show a willingness to learn.
  • Must love manipulating and transforming data.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution as demonstrated by learning new skills and making suggestions for process/procedure improvement.
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment.


  • Minimum 2 years of academic or on the job experience in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Internship experience in related field a plus.
  • Experience required using standard object-oriented design patterns.
  • Experience required using object-oriented data structures such as list, map, set.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux based systems
  • Familiarity with Agile development
  • Experience in developing clean, maintainable and testable code.
  • Experience establishing standards and best practices for Java and other object-oriented languages.
  • Experience using version control systems, SVN preferred
  • Experience with Maven, Jenkins and Artifactory preferred.

 Education/Licenses/Professional Designations

  • Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline.


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Forget what you think you know about financial institutions. At Penn Mutual, there’s nary a dull gray suit in sight.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The award-winning company has been quietly pushing the envelope with fresh, tech-first approaches to insurance services since 1847. And while that may raise a few eyebrows of skeptical technologists, Penn Mutual is living proof that a company with a long history can be on the cutting edge of technology.

Even with a long history, the organization always has an eye toward the future. Penn Mutual remains steadfast when it comes to its mission of protecting families and businesses, but does so using new, advanced technology. So while the ideals of the company remain classic, the delivery is always cutting-edge.

From an associate standpoint, not only do Penn Mutual’s people have the chance to get their hands on the newest tech, they’re also recognized for their contributions. The transparent nature of the company ensures that everyone, straight up to the highest level, knows who you are and recognizes—often publicly—the impact you’ve made.

As an organization whose mission is based around taking care of family, Penn Mutual walks the walk internally by providing a work-life balance that benefits everyone. There are no family sacrifices required to get ahead. Associates work smart and are valued for their contributions.

Additional perks include an onsite fitness center, a café, a subsidized masseuse, wellness commitment opportunities and 8 hours for community outreach projects. And to tip the scales just a touch more, did we mention all the snacks?

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