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Sr Programmer Analyst II

Galveston, TX, US, 77550

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.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. 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.


What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

Purpose of Job

The CyberLife Team within Life and Annuity Systems is seeking a Senior Programmer Analyst II for our Galveston, TX location.

The successful Senior Programmer Analyst II 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.  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 CyberLife, our life insurance policy administration system.

Essential Functions

  • Communicates fluently with business representatives
  • Understands business requirements 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

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Four or more years of application development experience
    • Advanced proficiency with programming in an IBM mainframe environment with an emphasis on COBOL and JCL
  • Experience in these areas is a plus:
    • CyberLife administration system experience
    • DB2 experience
    • Experience with job scheduling tools, such as ZEKE and ZENA
    • Life insurance knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills



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.


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.


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American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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

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