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Actuarial Developer

Company: The Standard
Location: Portland
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

At The Standard, you'll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture. We're looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what's right - across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.

Ready to reach your highest potential? Let's work together.

Job Summary:

  • Develop Automated Business Solutions: Design, develop, and deploy analysis software for application by actuarial units using tools such as Visual Basic and SAS, using SQL or other coding languages as necessary. Capable of working with a full spectrum of software development functions. Example functions include project management, analysis, design, construction, implementation, and testing. Analyze operational requirements and provide solution design specifications for use by others. Create solutions that are integrated with other third-party software such as GGY's AXIS, Economic Scenario Generation (ESG) software, and risk modeling systems. Perform analysis and design of software inclusive of work process considerations. Use of cloud-based computing tools and cloud-based environments may be required.

  • Financial and Actuarial Analysis: Apply expertise in actuarial analysis, finance, and economics to business problems including principles-based actuarial modeling and estimation, financial forecasting, capital market pricing, and numerical analysis in support of pricing, valuation, financial reporting, or risk management. An applied understanding of the principles of accounting under Statutory, U.S. GAAP, and Economic bases may be required.

  • Cross Collaboration: Communicate and collaborate with various departments across the organization to meet business needs. Work with various parts of the organization to understand financial and product data. Present data and analysis to be used in providing guidance to influence decision making.

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer: Research new techniques and practices, and expose these innovations to broader audiences of staff. Actively train and support others in analysis tools and methods.

  • Operate Business Solutions: Enable strengthening of new solutions through active ownership and use of automated processes. Refine solutions until they are ready for deployment to business users.

Job Specifications:

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in mathematics, actuarial science, computer science, business, or a related field. Four or more years of experience in software development or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Direct experience with the development of analysis software required. Actuarial, other insurance, risk management or capital market finance background may be required.

  • Analytical/Technical Skills: Develops knowledge of actuarial business systems during the entirety of the business systems development cycle. Gains familiarity with solutions facilitating the analysis of complex business problems. Aware of impact of optimal functioning of business automation as a design element. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways and is a leader in selecting techniques for obtaining solutions. Deep expertise in a subset of the actuarial technology tool set, with limited experience in the rest of the tool set.

  • Independence: Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Thinks innovatively, brings ideas to life, and seeks continuous improvement. Proactively identifies business issues and develops solutions to resolve those issues. Functions in an environment with constant change.

  • Influence and Networking: Develops networks across the department and organization. Serves as a co-lead on software development projects, engaging and influencing developers, business users, and IT during the solution development lifecycle. Actively engages and educates various stakeholders in tools and methods to broaden the corporate knowledge base. Significant role as a resource/mentor to others.


Note: The Standard is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary for this role when hiring a Colorado resident. The salary for employees working in Colorado in this role is listed below. The Standard's package also includes incentive plan participation and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and paid time off.

  • Please note, eligibility to participate in an incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program and plan. Any award depends on various factors, including individual and organizational performance.

Salary Range:
$94,900.00 - $166,400.00

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

Keywords: The Standard, Portland , Actuarial Developer, Other , Portland, Oregon

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