Sr Programmer Analyst II - ONSITE

Galveston, TX, US, 77550




Job Posting

The PolicyLink Team within Life and Annuity Systems is seeking a Senior Cobol Developer for our Galveston, TX location. 

The successful Senior Cobol Developer is an experienced application developer who can pair technical concepts and skills with knowledge of the Company’s internal policies and procedures to solve complex problems in creative, effective, and efficient ways to support annuity product development.  Significant initiative and independent judgement are required to complete these tasks within the context of established goals and objectives. This incumbent will primarily be responsible for enhancements, new development, and maintenance of annuity and payout administration systems.

Essential Functions and Duties:


  • Communicates fluently with business representatives
  • Understands business requirements and/or actuarial product specifications and can relate these to the supporting system requirements producing technical specifications for the work to be done
  • Codes readable, reliable, and maintainable programs 
  • Performs testing of code changes
  • Reviews test results with business representatives
  • Provides optimal service to all internal and external customers
  • Responds promptly to production issues by serving in the team’s on-call rotation for the 24-hour support of the team’s systems
  • Works occasional night and weekend hours to meet target dates




  • Mathematics, Actuarial Science or IT-related bachelor’s degree, or application programming experience
  • Four or more years of application development experience
  • Advanced proficiency in programming with an emphasis in Visual COBOL, SQL Server, and REST, and/or SOAP
  • PolicyLink experience is a plus
  • Annuity knowledge is also a plus
  • Accounting, valuation, and/or product development is desirable
  • Experience with agile methods such as Scrum is a plus
  • Agile mindset is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills




American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


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 may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


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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, Former President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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