Gallagher Senior Software Developer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokers, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting, and actuarial services in the United States. We also offer claims and information management, risk control consulting, and appraisal services to clients around the world.

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. is the U.S. retail property/casualty brokerage division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Our advisors specialize by industry and coverage types—developing solutions uniquely tailored to individual client requirements. We deliver a full range of insurance and risk management products and services, including traditional and loss-sensitive coverages, captives, alternative risk solutions, and financial products to clients around the world. For additional information, please refer to Career Opportunities with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. at

Position Summary

The Senior Application Specialist is responsible for a wide variety of application development and support processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs, prepares, designs, codes, tests, debugs, and maintains complex computer programs

  • Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives

  • Works with users to support business applications, and investigate operational problems/system requirements

  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results

  • Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written

  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs

  • May be responsible for completion of a phase of a project

  • Solves user inquiries that arise during day-to-day operation

  • Regularly provides coaching, guidance and training to less-experienced analysts/programmers

Additional Considerations:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related degree

  • 5 or more years of application development and architecture experience on the.Net platform

  • Understanding of systems development and project delivery life cycle

  • Prior experience serving as an IT liaison to business users for application requirements and end user support

  • Hands on technical experience with:

  • C# and the .NET Framework 3.5 and beyond

  • Web development experience including ASP.Net, HTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery

  • Web services (ASMX, WCF, Web API)

  • Relational databases, including Microsoft SQL Server

  • SQL Server Reporting Services


  • Hands on technical experience with:

  • LINQ and Entity Framework

  • WPF

  • Modern JavaScript libraries (JQuery, AngularJS, Angular 4, Angular 5)

  • Web Forms

  • MVC

  • Team Foundation Server

  • NUnit

  • WebPack

  • Experience with automated unit testing and test-assisted development

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies

  • Experience with automated build and deployment processes

Work Traits:

  • Thorough and organized in managing day to day development and support tasks

  • Strong applications analysis and issue resolution (troubleshooting) skills

  • Strong user and client relationship management skills

  • Excellent written and oral communications with ability to work effectively and provide feedback to senior level managers and vendors

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to excel in fast paced, high demand environment

  • Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities

  • Proven ability to independently manage tasks and priorities, accurately estimate work and meet deadlines

  • Commitment to quality and excellent customer service to end users

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Job: Information Technology

Organization: GGB US - Management

Title: Senior Software Developer

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 43670