dcsimg

Career Story: Information Engineer For An Insurance Company

Information Engineer For An Insurance Company

Job Title: Information Engineer

Type of Company: I work for a large property/casualty insurance company. We write insurance for auto, boat, property and valuable items.

Education: BS, Information Systems, Salve Regina College (Newport, RI)

Previous Experience: I started as a computer programmer for a large insurance company and then moved to another large insurance company and worked my way up to project technical lead and IT designer.

Job Tasks: I receive project assignments and start working with my co-workers to deliver the project. We begin by identifying the customer's needs and documenting them. We then do analysis and design of how to support the customers needs within the computer systems. Once a design is completed, the computer programming is done. After the programming is completed, all work is thoroughly tested to fix any possible bugs and to ensure what was developed meets the customer's needs. In the end, the work is implemented in the company's computer system across the country for the customers to use.

As an information engineer, you need to understand the computer system you support as well as the type of business you support. A good balance of both technical and business knowledge is very important to make yourself valuable to the company.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is the collaboration between different areas within the company to create a project team and deliver a high quality, valuable product to the customer. The team work that it takes to see a project through is very rewarding.

The worst part of the job can be the hours. When schedules are tight, extra hours are needed to meet our goals. We also work alternate work schedules when needed and deliver support across the country during the weekend so that there is minimal impact to the people using the computer systems.

Job Tips:
1. Keep a balance of technical and business knowledge to stay valuable. 2. Work hard to keep up on current technology being used in the workplace. 3. Communication skills are key to ensure that interactions with the customers are smooth and open. An effort to clearly understand your customer's needs is key to a successful project implementation.

Additional Thoughts: Having a job in a large insurance company is not always glamorous and exciting. But it is a satisfying job that has good compensation, decent hours most of the time and it doesn't interfere often in your personal life.

Popular Schools offering Computer Programming Software Development Programs

quickinfoClick the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .

Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school

Matching School Ads
The Art Institutes system of schools
North Hollywood, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Programs: Software Development for Creative Technologies (Bachelor of Science), Game Programming (BS), Visual & Game Programming (BS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

  • Programs: Mobile Gaming
  • Degrees: Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Get Matched to the Right IT, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Software and Application Development, Web Design or Technology Management Degree Program for YOU.

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:
California College San Diego
National City, San Diego, San Marcos

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:
Platt College
Anaheim

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:
ABCO Technology
Los Angeles

ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:

You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online.

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:

Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

  • Programs:
  • Degrees:
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Software Engineers For Systems

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Software Engineers For Systems, including:

Back to Top