Underwriter Product Developer

Hastings Direct4 days ago
Bexhill, GB
Hastings Direct

This is a brand new position sitting in our Underwriting department and reporting into the Product Development Manager. Working in a small team of experts, and as part of a wider Underwriting department you can expect your day to include the following;

  • Developing and implementing applications and programs for the Product Change processes
  • Developing and maintaining Advantage Polaris products (Car, CV, Bike and Home)
  • Testing developed products to ensure quality of work
  • Mentoring and support other team members

If you are skilled in C# or Polaris Development please do get in touch.

The Role

Your remit will include the following;

  • Develop and maintain Advantage Polaris products (Car, Bike, CV and Home)
  • Design and write programs that offer automated solutions to existing or new processes
  • Using Radar, SQL, the test harness and any other software as appropriate ensure Polaris programs developed are an accurate representation of the underwriting product rules and tables
  • Deliver product updates to agreed time frames
  • Assess and feedback where appropriate the feasibility of alternative solutions where appropriate
  • Undertake projects assigned to the product development area and see such projects through to completion in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Provide support on companywide projects
  • Ensure completion of all training as mandated by the company and regulated by the FCA.

Required experience & qualification

  • Experience in VB, C#, Java, Python or similar programming languages
  • Good Understanding of SQL and VBA
  • Experience of contributing to the delivery of projects using structured project management approaches
  • Ability to work independently when required, with little or no supervision
  • Self-development skills to keep up to date with fast-changing trends
  • Mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Have a relevant technical or professional qualification

Advantageous Experience

  • Knowledge of Polaris and Radar Programming language
  • Experience in Regression, Batch test process
  • Awareness of motor underwriting & pricing methods and rules

Personal attributes

  • Within a growing team, your role can really help make an impact on both the development and delivery of this function - it will be exciting, busy, varied and challenging so a roll sleeves up, hands-on approach is essential.
  • Natural problem solver who communicates effectively to all internal partners.
  • This is a dynamic, fast paced working environment - applicant should be comfortable working within that setting.
  • Great attention to detail - systematic approach to managing your workload.
  • Embraces opportunities to develop and learn - shows a great level of self-awareness and drive.

Benefits for you

Please find some of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct;

  • Competitive basic salary which we will share with you upon shortlisting, but do feel free to email the Recruitment team for more details in advance of your application -
  • Bonus earning potential
  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension
  • Flexible benefits - buy or sell holidays
  • Discounted Hastings Direct products
  • A friendly, dynamic and flexible environment with a test-and-learn culture
  • Structured career path that rewards achievements and solid performance
  • Broad exposure to senior management and ability to contribute to real change

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.


Bexhill, GB

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