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Guardian Life Senior Software Engineer - MAGIC Software in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will develop new annuity products, improve existing products with new rider features, and be involved in production support for the annuity policy administration system, Transcend. You will be working in a Kanban environment and leading a product by understanding business requirement and refining it for further development. Your Annuity business knowledge will help in communicating with business leaders.

You Are:

  • A self-starter senior developer who can transform conceptual thoughts into multiple possible approaches. The person should be able to work with the Product Owner and business partners such as Accounting, Finance, Investment, Actuaries, and Operations to understand business requirements and develop Annuity products.

You Will:

  • Work with business partners, business analysts, and product owner to design and build product.

  • Work with system administrators such as Database, Unix, Windows, Securities to ensure product design follows Guardian standards.

  • Ensure all features are identified and facilitate, handle, and distribute product changes among developers.

  • Guide developers in development and integration.

  • Collaborate with leaders to refine and estimate epics for business priority.

You Have:

  • Successful development experience in policy administration system using programming language Magic.

  • Over ten years of design and development of databases such as Oracle.

  • Must have programming experience with Unix shell scripts.

  • Must have working experience in Transcend system.

  • Working experience of development methodology such as Agile.

  • Open attitude for continuous improvement and to align with business initiatives.

  • Loma certification in Annuity is preferred.

Location & Travel:

  • Hybrid- 2 days a week at a Guardian Office in Holmdel, NJ, Bethlehem, Pa, New ork NY or Pittsfield, MA.

Salary Range

$91,260.00 - $149,925.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

  • Adoption assistance

  • College planning

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student loan assistance

  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact .