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Berkley Software Developer Intern (Java) in Urbandale, Iowa

Berkley Technology Services (BTS), a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, has facilities located in Des Moines, Iowa and Wilmington, Delaware and global reach into UK/Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific region. BTS provides results-driven software applications, system connectivity, and world-class operational support across the enterprise. Offering an entrepreneurial and innovative culture, we encourage team members to think outside the box to deliver high quality solutions. Additionally, we provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including a casual dress code and flexible work arrangements. BTS is constantly growing and expanding to meet the changing demands of one of the most successful insurance organizations in the world. Visit us at to learn more about BTS and the career opportunities we have available!

Job Summary:

As a Software Development Intern at Berkley Technology Services (BTS), you’ll join a full-stack development team charged with enhancing and supporting the continued evolution of one of our core proprietary applications. This enterprise platform is leveraged by multiple W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC) member companies to enable underwriters to perform clearance, along with issuing quotes, binders and policies for various lines of insurance. On our team, you won’t be limited to the front-end or back-end; your role offers exposure to the full stack, helping you connect the requests we receive to the application features we build. With us, you’ll get to see the impact of your work on the business, every day.

As our Intern, you’ll:

  • Support and execute product enhancement requests for our proprietary underwriting platform

  • Gain hands-on experience across the software development cycle, from requirements gathering to software design, development, testing, code review, deployment, and support

  • Take a hands-on role in various tasks whereby you will gain exposure to Java, Spring, Angular, RESTful and SOAP APIs, and learn how all of these fit together to create a platform.

  • Triage and troubleshoot production support issues, working with end-users to resolve issues to their satisfaction

  • Assist with activities like software release planning and see your code and changes migrate through the process Take an active role in supporting software development projects in an agile setting, where you’ll learn additional ways that agile can be implemented/utilized by software development teams

  • At least two years of college or university coursework completed in a Computer Science discipline; MIS programs with an emphasis on programming are also applicable

  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages; Java (preferred), Python, C++, C#/VB.NET will also be considered ’Some experience writing SQL queries preferred

  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills

  • Strong customer service focus and sense of urgency

  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and systems

  • Prior related co-op, internship, and/or on or off-campus technical experience preferred but not required

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.

Job ID: 2021-5794

Name: Berkley Technology Services LLC

Street: 3840 109th Street


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