Careers

To discuss career opportunities please contact Pam Lack
817-306-2305 or

Current Positions Available:

Data Analyst/SQL Report Writer

Senior Business System Analyst

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Houston Marketing Representative


MS SQL Server Database Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

The MS SQL Server engineer will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of a critical SQL Server RDBMS system, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the MS SQL Servers, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance). Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

    Position Requirements:

  • Experience with Database Administration for MS SQL Server.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server.
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
  • Good communication and documentation skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Involvement with the MSSQL Server Community; membership in PASS, active in forums or newsgroups.
  • Certification is a plus; MCTS, MCITP, MVP
  • Experience in Database archives
  • Previous experience in either a teaching or volunteer role.
  • Interest in Data warehouse, text mining is a plus
  • Interest in Hadoop and Big data is a plus

About Empower Insurance:

Empower Insurance Group, we are one of the fast growing insurance Managing General Agents in Texas, with Insurance domain knowledge of over 40+ years of experience. If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please contact us.

Empower Hiring Mission:

Finding the right fit, The right hire, Right now. Applying Innovations to Achieve Total Quality.

Contact:
Pam Lack
COO - Boenker Group of Companies
817-231-3241


Senior Business System Analyst

    Job Description:

  • Experience as a BA with web Technologies, Additional User Acceptance testing is a plus.
  • Additional Skills Agile/Rally/Jira is a plus.
  • Good to have computer software skills and Insurance domain knowledge
  • May provide consultation to Product Owner, Quality Director for delivery or users in the area of represented systems.
  • Working knowledge of phases of the Software product life cycle, defining engineering specifications, customer requirements gathering, BRD, User stories and Acceptance criteria
  • Include analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation of proper system requirement specifications.
  • Applies the Scientific Process steps to question, research, hypothesize, test, formulate results, draw conclusions and implement a solution; understands appropriate tools, technologies and statistical/optimization models and techniques.
  • Able to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes, knowledge of products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to explain complex requirements in clear and understandable manner and to perform systems analysis.
  • Willingness to work using Agile methodologies, Support to Quality Assurance and Software Development teams.
  • Work on enterprise system problems of diverse scope where analysis and evaluation of functionality is required.
  • Supports the successful delivery, enhancement, and maintenance of Insurance products.
  • Ensures new product functionality is delivered as required and does not impact existing products.
  • Assist in the development of acceptance criteria working with the QA team.
  • Provide assistance in identifying, evaluating and developing cost effect systems and procedures that meet the requirements of the end user.
  • Provide functional and business practice recommendations and direction to less experienced business systems analysts.
  • Have very good knowledge of Auto Insurance domain / MGA distribution / Agent process flow
  • Provide functional consulting on represented products.
  • Research and analyses current systems to gain an understanding of customer business requirements (As is process) that are needed to support development of new solutions (To be process).

    Qualification:

  • Master of Business Administration, or other equivalent discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in IT, with an emphasis on Business Analyst, and proven ability in writing Requirement document, User stories and acceptance criteria
  • Experience with CA Agile Central is a plus
  • Experience with Agile, Kanban or other rapid application development methods
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

Preferred Qualifications:

P&C Insurance Domain Knowledge is a plus
Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation is a plus
Knowledge of web Technologies is a plus
Any of the following test certifications – CBAP, CCBA, PMI-PBA - is a plus
Experience with payments technology and industry is a plus

About Empower Insurance:

Empower Insurance Group, we are one of the fast growing insurance Managing General Agents in Texas, with Insurance domain knowledge of over 40+ years of experience. If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please contact us.

Empower Hiring Mission:

Finding the right fit, The right hire, Right now. Applying Innovations to Achieve Total Quality.

Contact:
Pam Lack
COO - Boenker Group of Companies
817-231-3241


Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

    Job Description:

  • Work with development team to drive improvements in code quality via Automated testing
  • Provides guidance and Subject matter expertise to engineers on Intelliwrite product Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) Processes and Methodologies
  • Responsible for managing definition, implementation, and integration of quality principles into the design and development of software and IT Processes
  • Involved in the review of requirements specifications for weaknesses in functional, performance, reliability, scalability, testability, usability, and security and compliance testing, and provides recommendations
  • Responsible for developing manual and automated test cases and configurations needed to meet testing of business requirements
  • Monitors and tracks resolution of defects, coordinating with engineers in order to prevent, report, and resolve
  • Designs, monitors, and analyzes quality assurance metrics such as defect, defect counts, test results, and test status
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

    Qualification:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in IT, with an emphasis on QA, and proven ability in writing test cases, running functional, automated, or performance tests, and managing defects
  • Experience with CA Agile Central is a plus
  • Experience in working with automated testing tools like JUnit, JMeter, Eclipse, Selenium (Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, and Selenium Web Driver), HP Load Runner and WireMock
  • Experience with Web Services testing and back-end service/API tools such as SoapUI, HTTPClient, SoapClient, JAXB etc
  • Experience in white box (component) testing
  • Solid experience in test-driven development, unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing
  • Experience with Agile, Kanban or other rapid application development methods
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
  • Solid experience in test-driven development, unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing
  • Some coding experience across a variety of languages (C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, XML) is a plus
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

Preferred Qualifications:

P&C Insurance domain Knowledge is a plus
Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation is a plus
Knowledge of web Technologies and Software automation is a plus
Any of the following test certifications - QAI, ASQ, IIST, ISEB, and ISTQB - are a plus
Experience with payments technology and industry is a plus

About Empower Insurance:

Empower Insurance Group, we are one of the fast growing insurance Managing General Agents in Texas, with Insurance domain knowledge of over 40+ years of experience. If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please contact us.

Empower Hiring Mission:

Finding the right fit, The right hire, Right now. Applying Innovations to Achieve Total Quality.

Contact:
Pam Lack
COO - Boenker Group of Companies
817-231-3241


Houston Marketing Representative

Job Type: Full-time

Our company works with thousands of independent insurance agents. We are looking for a candidate to serve a portion of the Houston, Texas market.

The person we accept for this position will have relationship skills, an ability to communicate well, follow up, stay organized and have an interest in growing their sales, marketing and insurance skills and knowledge. This person will travel throughout Houston and on occasion to other markets. We provide a car allowance, gas card, cell phone, computer and cover any hotel and airfare costs. When out of town we provide a daily per-diem. We require and install a GPS device on all marketing rep vehicles and/or phone.

This person will be meeting with numerous independent agents each day. Training agency principles and their staff on how to use our products. Meeting and presenting our product to new agents with whom we do not currently have a relationship. Encouraging agents and their staff to choose our products over our competitors. Developing solid relationships that are a catalyst to business growth.

The ideal candidate will have experience in sales and customer service from within an independent insurance agency office.

You will report to the Sales Director and work closely with our executive staff.

This position is for a person who wants a career. Our company has launched the careers of many industry leaders. Commitment and relationship will be the keys to your success in our organization.

    Again, we want this person to have:

  • Relationship skills and the ability to communicate well
  • Experience in an insurance agency office
  • The ability and desire to learn
  • To be career minded
  • A desire to succeed
  • The ability to travel when needed
  • A diligent and aggressive approach to developing relationships
  • The desire to ask for the sale

Here’s the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Contact:
Pam Lack
COO - Boenker Group of Companies
817-306-2305