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Horsham, PA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Product Systems Specialist is responsible for the creation, testing, and maintenance of product-related calculation models. These include Excel spreadsheets and VPMS calculation models used to test illustration systems or administrative systems. This person is also responsible for assisting with any requirements and questions on these calculations for both new and inforce life and annuity products.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Become versed in Penn Mutual’s product line and how products are built in Penn Mutual’s systems
    • Master Penn Mutual’s admin and illustrations systems
    • Develop and maintain basic and moderately complex calculation models (Excel, VBA, VPMS, etc.) for life and annuity products and projects
    • Provide support to internal and external QAs, Developers, BAs, Customer Service, Sales Support, Pricing Actuaries, and others as needed
    • Design, test, and implement customized modifications for life insurance and annuity products in VPMS
    • Provide support and test customized modifications on the life and annuity illustration systems
    • Perform bug verification, release testing, and beta support for assigned products; research problems discovered by QA to ensure that appropriate solutions are developed
    • Comply with all company and site policies and procedures
    • Remain current in profession and industry trends
    • Successfully complete regulatory and job training requirements
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Required Skills

    • Analytical, technical, and programming skills
    • Ability to problem solve for design and debugging of product models
    • Strong data analysis and software testing skills
    • Strong customer focus
    • Intellectual curiosity and the aptitude and desire for continuous learning
    • Proven ability to take initiative, act with a sense of urgency and follow-through
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships, and resolve conflicts within the Product Management area and across company lines (with vendors)
    • Ability to make decisions, plan, multi-task, and prioritize work towards the achievement of personal and corporate objectives
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Basic knowledge of insurance products
    • 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

    Required Experience

    • 2-4 years’ experience working in the life insurance/financial services industries (or related field)
    • Experience in Advanced Excel concepts
    • Working knowledge of technology (VBA, VPMS, etc.)
    • Experience in programming (ex: Java, C++)

    EDUCATION/LICENSES/PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline
  • Qualifications
    • Analytical, technical, and programming skills
    • Ability to problem solve for design and debugging of product models
    • Strong data analysis and software testing skills
    • Strong customer focus
    • Intellectual curiosity and the aptitude and desire for continuous learning
    • Proven ability to take initiative, act with a sense of urgency and follow-through
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships, and resolve conflicts within the Product Management area and across company lines (with vendors)
    • Ability to make decisions, plan, multi-task, and prioritize work towards the achievement of personal and corporate objectives
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Basic knowledge of insurance products
    • 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