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Sammons Financial Group Systems Analyst 3 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 as the Systems Analyst 3:

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.

Skills Required:

Java 8, Spring 4.x, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Java Persistence API(JPA), Spring MVC, REST and SOAP web services, Version control (Git) Full stack development - HTML, JavaScript and Single Page Application (SPA) frameworks like Angular 5.x, React JS, ExtJS, etc. Should have detailed knowledge and experience in executing projects using standard software development processes - SDLC, waterfall, agile, etc. DevOps mind set with experience in continuous integration and delivery tools - Jenkins, Bamboo, Docker Working knowledge of build and testing tools like Maven, Gradle, Nexus, Artifactory/Maven, Selenium, Junit, Cucumber etc. Security related experience - Identity and access management, SSO, using SSL certificates, digital signatures, PKI, PCI/DSS Cloud related experience - Kubernetes framework (open source platform to automate linux containers. It automates deploying and scaling containerized applications), cloud foundry, AWS, Azure Scripting knowledge - python, perl, groovy, etc) Experienced in Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), operational data stores and data warehouse systems, ETL tools and technologies, different database and servers platforms


  • College Degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems preferred

  • Minimum 8 years' IT development experience or equivalent preferred

  • 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

  • Criminal background check required.