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Sammons Financial Group Software Developer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity.

What you can expect when you join SFG:

  • A casual dress code including jeans

  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership inspiring employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.

  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives. Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays

  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few ESOP-A generous 100% company funded retirement plan

What you can expect in the Software Developer role:

Responsible for development and support of customer-facing, business critical websites. Work on a collaborative team, using Agile principals and supporting continuous integration or delivery. Develop and support JavaScript applications, web services, and the company’s enterprise web portal solution.

Specific skills include:

  • 3+ years working experience in Java development including J2EE and Spring

  • Experience in an enterprise portal system

  • Experience with systems design and development for large, complex, n-tier systems on a J2EE platform.

  • Experience using XML and JSON to exchange data.

  • Experience designing, building, and consuming REST web services

  • 4+ years working experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript.

  • Experience designing and implementing Responsive UI with Bootstrap, AngularJS

  • Experience in building automated deployment pipelines, continuous integration, or continuous delivery

  • Working knowledge of tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, BitBucket, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, and Selenium

  • Scrum/Kanban/Lean experience working on a multifunctional Agile team


  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems plus a minimum of 5 years IT development experience or equivalent

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with business partners and other IT staff

  • Problem solving skills sufficient to perform research and recommend a proposed solution to problems

  • Able to work on multiple tasks and meet established deadlines

  • Able to effectively direct and coordinate the work of other team members on a project without having HR management responsibility for them

  • Knowledge of computer programming languages as required for the system