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Senior Programmer Analyst II

Galveston, TX, US, 77550


Who we are.

American National is a successful and stable corporation guided by five core values: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork. We are among America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies according to Forbes. We’ve spent the last 110+ years earning this reputation and we work each day to expand this legacy. We know we’re not just selling insurance, we’re providing security and peace of mind to our 5 million policyholders.


The growth, innovation and success of American National are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering exceptional service to our clients. Success begins and ends with our people. Their loyalty and dedication to American National is why we’re successful.

If you share our values and can contribute to our mission of providing the highest quality service to our clients, we want to hear from you!


Why join us?

We know that our employees’ lives encompass much more than the time they spend at work. To help them maintain a healthy work/life balance, we’ve compiled a generous benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending account, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and referral bonuses.


We’ve also incorporated unique benefits like our volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a non-profit of their choice. Healthy employees are productive employees so we also have a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more. ​


Life and Annuity Systems is seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst II for our Galveston, TX location.  This position will primarily support our Specialty Markets Group and Life Claims Systems.


Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with programming on an IBM Mainframe environment with an emphasis on COBOL, Assembler, JCL, CICS and IMS
  • Provide optimal service to all internal and external customers



  • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of experience working with COBOL, JCL, MVS, Z/OS, VSAM, and TSO/ISPF
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and team oriented
  • Candidate must be able to operate successfully with minimal supervision
  • Candidate must be able to work occasional night and weekend hours
  • Candidate must be able to participate in the scheduled on-call rotation
  • Candidate must be a strong problem solver and well versed in all phases of the system development life cycle, including analysis, development, and testing
  • Familiarity with SAS, SCLM, Expeditor, File-AID, Abend-AID, Zeke/Zebb, and MOVEIT file transfer software is a plus
  • Experience with COBOL web services and Mainframe SOA preferred
  • Experience with DXC’s Logic system is very desireable
  • Experience with Credit Insurance, Life Insurance or Financial Services is a plus


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates always have the ability to determine their application status by logging into our Career Portal.


Learn more about our culture by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN


American National is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

Job Segment: Developer, Social Media, Programmer, Mainframe, Claims, Technology, Marketing, Insurance

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