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Lead Software Engineer

Great Eastern Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Lead Software Engineer
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As a LIFE company, our customers are at the heart of all that we do. Being one of Asia's leading insurer for over a century, we have built a long-lasting legacy of trust with our customers over many generations. At the foundation of this trust is Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement - from the way we treat every customer relationship with honesty and transparency, to our proactive approach of delivering the best possible solutions in both life and general insurance.

Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement is what guides us. It is what makes us do the right thing, take the lead, and choose 'we' over 'me'. Our mission is to make life great for our customers because we understand what matters most to them, and we know how to help them protect it.

If you are looking to grow in an enriching career filled with opportunities and potential, we are seeking a professional to join our team as Lead Software Engineer (LifeAsia). In this role, you will work with respective business users, business analysts, project managers and other stakeholders and take ownership to ensure the overall delivery of project, system enhancement and initiatives based on the committed project timelines and quality. In addition, you are also required to manage the planning and execution of daily, monthly batch job processing in a way to meet the system SLA.

The Role:

  • Design and develop solutions as according to user requirements by meet the agreeable timeline, quality and performance standards
  • Analyze functional and technical solution requirements and participate in functional and technical solution specifications
  • Be able to supervise and manage a team of 3-5 software engineers
  • Hands on development experience in COBOL/400 Programming, SMART/400 COBOL Programming, AS/400 Control Language (CL) and able to deliver tasks independently
  • Participate in source code reviews, code merges and review of code quality
  • Coordinate and work with business users, business analysts, project managers and other stakeholders on day to day basis on SIT, UAT and Production Support, users' queries and database related issues
  • Be able to analyze logs from servers (AS/400) and troubleshoot issues
  • Takes accountability in considering business and regulatory compliance risks and takes appropriate steps to mitigate the risks
  • Maintains awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats and technologies in order to understand the risk and better safeguard the company
  • Highlights any potential concerns /risks and proactively shares best risk management practices
  • Other responsibilities entailed

The Person:

  • Preferable Degree in Computer Science, Business Information System, Insurance or related field
  • At least 8-12 years of relevant working experience
  • Proven track record in leading and managing a team of developers
  • Strong design and programming skills in COBOL/400 Programming, SMART/400 COBOL Programming, AS/400 Control Language (CL) and AS400 server side related technologies
  • Experience in SMART/400 Development tools
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment with minimum direction and management oversight
  • Experience in Insurance domain will be added advantage
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity, takes accountability of work and good attitude over teamwork
  • Takes initiative to improve current state of things and adaptable to embrace new changes

Great Eastern Malaysia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, and all qualified applicants shall receive a fair and equal consideration for employment.

Location : HQ, Kuala Lumpur

Entity: Great Eastern Life Malaysia

Employment Type: Permanent

To all recruitment agencies: Great Eastern does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our email or our employees. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

About Great Eastern

Established in 1908, Great Eastern places customers at the heart of everything we do. Our legacy extends beyond our products and services to our culture, which is defined by our core values and how we work. As champions of Integrity, Initiative and Involvement, our core values act as a compass, guiding and inspiring us to embrace the behaviours associated with each value, upholding our promise to our customers - to continue doing our best for them in a sustainable manner.

We work collaboratively with our stakeholders to look for candidates who exhibit or have the potential to embrace our core values and associated behaviours, as these are the key traits that we expect from our employees as they develop their careers with us.

We embrace inclusivity, giving all employees an equal opportunity to shine and play their role in exploring possibilities to deliver innovative insurance solutions.

Since 2018, Great Eastern has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Principles of Sustainable Insurance. Our sustainability approach around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations play a key role in every business decision we make. We are committed to being a sustainability-driven company to achieve a low-carbon economy by managing the environmental footprint of our operations and incorporating ESG considerations in our investment portfolios; improving people's lives by actively helping customers live healthier, better and longer; and drive responsible business practices through material ESG risk management.
Job ID  230000US
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