Defined Contribution Pensions Systems Developer

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Willis Towers Watson
03 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
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The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

Human capital and benefits
High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.

The Role

The Defined Contribution Pensions Systems Developer will be part of the Development Team and will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of existing Defined Contribution Pension System. The role of the Defined Contribution Pension Systems Developer will be to enhance and maintain our Defined Contribution Pension System and provide support for the existing functionality within our systems. Candidate will need to liaise with the Business Analysis team, End Users and third party service providers as appropriate. This position requires a passion for technical design, development, problem solving, and the ability to learn new concepts quickly.

The ideal candidate must have experience and understanding of how a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme operates.


The role involves:-
  • Candidate must be able to take ownership for assigned tasks and be responsible for gathering and/or filtering requirements, impact analysis and specifying business and IT solutions for projects and/or enhancement request to the Defined Contribution Pension system.
  • Candidate must be able to interact with other developers, business analysts and business stake holders to produce a high level technical specification/solution document ensuring technical compatibility and end user satisfaction.
  • Produce logical systems design models where appropriate in conjunction with Senior Systems Analyst/System Architect.
  • Convincing and presenting proposals by way of high level solutions to end users and/or stake holders.
  • Compile and maintain system test conditions and test cases reflecting requirements documentation. Execute test scripts against new system functionality to ensure that the system meets requirements. Regression test system where applicable.
  • Maintain system test documentation to ensure completeness.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a large Defined Contribution Pension Scheme that had multiple fund managers.
  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly, demonstrating understanding of the implications of technical issues on business requirements and / or operations.
  • Identify, report and manage defects.
  • Work calmly and effectively under pressure, being aware of time constraints where appropriate, such as cut-off times.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Defined Contribution member lifecycle.
    • Concept of Interfacing in and out
    • Working with funds in different currencies.
    • Understanding of Straight through DC Fund Manager Processing.
    • Industry standard testing techniques.
    • Software development and testing lifecycles.
  • Highly desirable - knowledge of UNIX, Oracle along with some coding skills in C, Pro*C, Python, Perl, SQL and PL/SQL.

    The successful candidate will have considerable experience in DC Pension System Development preferably under UNIX and Oracle and will have a background in software development and architecture.

Job Requirements The Requirements

The essential skills/experience for this position are:
  • Bachelor's degree or at least mid-level experience as a Pensions Systems Developer
  • Understands and can communicate well on all aspects of the software development lifecycle e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation and associated methods (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative Development, etc.).
  • Defined Pension system lifecycle.

Other highly desirable skills are;
  • Good Unix (Linux/AIX), Oracle, SQL knowledge, Language Knowledge - C and/or Pro*C, Python and/or Perl
  • Knowledge of using source code control system such as PVCS and GIT

    Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.