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Guardian Life Fullstack Software Engineer - .Net/React in Holmdel, New Jersey

Senior Software Engineer


The Senior Software Engineer will be a full stack developer, working with teams in the development and delivery of key technology components under the IM New Business and Underwriting Technology organization. IM New Business and Underwriting area is currently undertaking key strategic initiatives to enhance onboarding/purchase experience and automate policy approval/issue process. This role will work directly with solution architects, cross-functional stakeholders and development team members to design, develop and deliver the technical solutions that will support the business’s vision, strategy and goals. The role will specifically support the objectives aligned with implementing new onboarding/underwriting solutions and replacing legacy platforms. This position will have hands-on involvement in the development process and requires full knowledge of Scrum and SAFe. You may be asked to provide input on other team members for the performance management process.

You are

  • A self-starter, continuous learner and experienced technical leader who is able to transform abstract ideas into actionable customer solutions, partnering across the company with architects, engineers, product managers, business partners and executive stakeholders.

You will

  • Develop frontend and backend software. Work with offshore counterpart to coordinate completion of all team assignments, ensuring deadlines and milestones are met.

  • Work with the development team(s) to ensure consistent software architecture and coding practices are used in all applications. Look for opportunities to create shared code modules to use across applications.

  • Informs project stakeholders on progress and potential problems that jeopardize deadlines and milestones. Makes recommendations and modifications; removes obstacles.

  • Unit test and support performance tests; troubleshoot programs and tune for performance.

  • Solve issues and errors in programs focusing on implementation design.

  • Work with other developers to improve applications and establish best practices.

  • Interpret user requirements and identify new technical solutions.

  • Ensure all database programs meet company and performance requirements.

  • Stays abreast of new technology trends and advantages. Makes recommendations for direction of new and existing products. Defines application roadmaps which includes a strategy around minimizing technical debt, and refactoring code to remove existing technical debt.

  • Reviews and approves all coding and documentation, user manuals, testing documentation and procedures for existing and future applications.

  • Ensure compliance with security, privacy, legal, infrastructure, and administrative/corporate processes and policies.

  • Works with Production Support and other Shared Services teams in support of our products and customer.

  • Other duties as required.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • 5-6 years of full stack professional software development experience.

  • 5+ years of experience with Microsoft .net technologies, including dotnet core.

  • 5+ years of experience with front-end technologies/framework including React JS, Node JS, HTML, and CSS.

  • Experience with service-oriented and cloud native software architectures

  • Experience with modern web application development, including build tools, testing and CI/CD

  • Experience with secure programming practices, software delivery and cloud security principles

  • Experience with cloud technology including AWS, Docker, SNS/SQS

  • Experience with source control and development workflows: Bitbucket, Git

  • Familiarity with API architectures including microservice strategy

  • Proven track record of developing and supporting large scale business critical systems.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; solid understanding of coding aesthetics, able to review code, and provide suggestions

  • Must be comfortable in a fast pace, changing environment where the majority of your teammates are remote and/or in different timezones.

  • Jump in and hit the ground running with a positive attitude. Not easily deterred by ambiguity.

Location & Travel:

  • Hybrid, 2 Days a week at our office in NYC, Holmdel, NJ, or Bethlehem, Pa.


Salary Range

$91,260.00 - $149,925.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

  • Adoption assistance

  • College planning

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student loan assistance

  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity

  • J.E.D.I. certification and training programs

  • Matching gifts/volunteering

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact applicant_accommodation@glic.com .

Every day, Guardian helps our 29 million customers realize their dreams through a range of insurance and financial products and services. Our Purpose, to inspire well-being, guides our dedication to the colleagues, consumers, and communities we serve. We know that people count, and we go above and beyond to prepare them for the life they want to live, focusing on their overall well-being — mind, body, and wallet. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we put our customers first. Behind every bright future is a GuardianTM. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com .