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Employer: Sammons Financial Group
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Employment Type: Employee Full Time

Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives.  Devises or modifies procedures to solve highly complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results.  Prepares detailed specifications to write programs.  Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and maintains those programs.  Competent to work on and responsible for nearly all phases of applications systems analysis and programming projects.  Regularly provides guidance and training to less experienced analysts/programmers. 


Essential Functions:  

  1. Collaborate with analysts, designers, and programmers in conceptualizing and development of new software programs and applications.
  2. Perform technical tasks, detailed analyses, and interpretation of technical problems requiring expertise and/or specialized knowledge in a systematic manner; apply subject matter expertise unique to the discipline.
  3. Exhibit expert understanding of  the organization’s Systems Development Life Cycle
  4. Play a leading role in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with internal users and departments.
  5. Play a leading role in defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  6. Prepare and/or interpret business, functional, and non-functional requirements; create and maintain user-oriented applications and design specifications.
  7. Develop, test, document and implement applications according to standards and methodologies.
  8. Design, implement and maintain databases. Follow database standards and integrity controls, analyze information requirements, and develop database specifications.
  9. Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information resources against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
  10. Design, run and monitor software functional and performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging; administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas.
  11. Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades.
  12. Must be on call during scheduled times and may be required to work for extended periods at night and on weekends in support of conversion, assisting in operational problems, or testing a new program.
  13. Maintain currency of professional, technical and business skills.
  14. Utilize established status report, time accounting and collaborative process to provide data for management.
  15. Exhibit expert understanding of application, data, and integration, plus deep understanding of security, operational, and systems management architectural and design domains.
  16. Meet with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define business requirements and systems goals, and identify and resolve business systems issues.
  17. Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
  18. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  19. Create and describe system design and models utilizing commonly used industry mechanisms like E-R Diagrams, UML models, flow charts, etc.
  20. Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analysis for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.



  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems plus a minimum of 8 years IT development experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages as required for the system

  • 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

Contact Information

Sammons Financial Group
Human Resources
5400 S Solberg Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: .

Other Information

Category(s): Information Technology
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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About this Employer
Sammons Financial Group
Sioux Falls, SD
Don't just work for a company...

Sammons Financial Group is a privately-held company, owned by Sammons Enterprises, Inc., an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company (ESOP). Because of our unique ownership, our employees are highly engaged in our business, focusing on long-term success rather than short-term earnings pressures. As an employee, the decisions you make have a real impact on the company's success. This can add to the value of your retirement as a participant in the ESOP and help you build your own future. Our culture and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan make us unique in the financial services industry.

Who we are

Sammons Financial Group (SFG) is a holding company of several successful financial services member companies offering a variety of financial products through multiple distribution channels. Our products include fixed and variable annuities, life insurance, bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance, and retirement products. Sammons Financial Group includes the following companies and operating units:
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