Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

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Job Description

Summary of Role
We are a group of passionate Software Engineers that have built the largest private Medicare exchange in the country. We have a focus on continuous improvement that extends to both the software we write and the culture we promote. We build a platform to provide the best possible support to our customers shopping for insurance, where our insurance carriers can be confident their products are represented accurately and unbiased.
Job Scope:
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will play a central role in the design, development, and delivery of back and front-end systems for Willis Towers Watson. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Continuous Delivery and SOLID architecture and a strong background in building scalable systems using C#/.NET, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript using a Scrum/Agile development methodology.
As a senior member of the development team, we are looking for someone to be a mentor to others, an advocate of best practices, and an active coach amongst the engineering team they’ll work with. We look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises.
The Role
  • You should value expertise and a passion for the craft of Software Engineering. You should be able to recognize and stay up to date on current techniques and tools, but also be prudent knowing what is and isn’t a good fit.
  • Contribute to building an environment where technical excellence and delivery of outstanding software is in focus.
  • Actively mentor engineers to develop their expertise.
  • Work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Adhere to and advocate for development best practices including test driven development, and agile methodologies.
  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity and code quality.
  • Become an expert in our existing systems in order to innovate on their further improvement.
Minimum Criteria & Skills (including education & licenses)
  • 7+ years of experience in producing software; last 2-4 contributing at a Senior or Principal level
  • Advanced-level experience with at least C# and the .NET runtime
  • Strong experience with JavaScript/ES6 and web development
  • Expert experience with TDD, SOLID design, SOA, scalability
  • Organize and prioritize individual workload in order to meet required deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with team members, team leads, and management
  • Work as a member of a team, accept ownership of work and actively contribute to team discussions
  • Excellent decision-making skills 
“The environment is really good for developers. We understand how developers work and we’ve built a culture around that.” –Steve

“Open source contributions are encouraged, which helps with community outreach, networking, and improving your skills” – Matt

“Really feel like I'm growing as a developer. Always being exposed to new things. Great mentors.” – Jeff
'There's a continuous commitment across the whole office to improve the quality of software and how we deliver it. I feel challenged and empowered every day to make a difference.' - Mike
What We Can Offer You:
Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including choices of medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k) and pension plan, as well as many other options available to full time employees.
The Company:
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.