Automation Developer (Onsite in Waukee, IA)

Holmes Murphy

How have we maintained our 90 years of independence? Because we’re bullish in the industry, we’re innovative, we offer cutting-edge services and benefits, and we care deeply about our employees, clients, and communities. That’s what being part of an employee-owned, powerhouse company can do. Our employees write our playbook, have a seat at the table in the decisions we make, and work together (not against each other) — providing an exceptional employee experience. Sound enticing? Check out our open Automation Developer opportunity and apply!

We are looking to add an Automation Developer to join our Information Technology team in Waukee, IA. Candidates thrive in our environment when they harness their collaborative mindset, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a love of learning.

This role will be responsible for transforming ideas into enterprise-scale automation processes using a broad range of technical skills and business acumen.


  • Work with RPA team to sign off on the business and technical requirements.
  • Contribute to the designs of the RPA and automation solutions.
  • Develop automation projects and components according to the solution design, using the dedicated automation software.
  • Adhere to the automation development methodologies and RPA best practices.
  • Perform software testing for the automation workflows and work with the testing team to identify and troubleshoot bugs.
  • Participate in all the stages of the automation project lifecycle, such as production deployment, hypercare, and monitoring.
  • Create the technical documentation for the automations developed, according to the best practices.
  • Review code written by peers and facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Administer automation platform, keeping the platform current, stable and secure.
  • Analyze, understand and document the business processes in detail where required.
  • Provide technical training and guidance on RPA systems and procedures.
  • Stay up to date with the latest RPA trends, standard methodologies, and new technologies.
  • Communicate status updates to stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Align with organizational core values.
  • Ability to act in the liaison role, between business stakeholders, vendors and Enterprise teams.
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications and outsourced systems.
  • Preferred technologies: UiPath, AI machine learning models, Azure, Salesforce, SQL (or similar query language), VB.NET, C#
  • Ability and willingness to consistently participate in internal and external educational opportunities to enhance knowledge of current insurance topics or relevant system improvements.
  • Ability and willingness to pursue a technical designation and/or continuing education, as appropriate.
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, agile, rapid prototyping, etc.).
  • Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills
  • Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity.
  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources, where and when needed, to do what’s right for the customer, partner and for HMA.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of organization processes and functions, and how these are affected by automated solutions.


  • Experience: 4+ Years’ experience in a business solutions capacity including: implementation, solution analysis & design, enterprise systems integration, data architecture and migrations and at least one programming language. Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or related field.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum and Waterfall project methodologies and practices. Experienced in technical writing and good communication skills.

Benefits:  In addition to core benefits like health, dental and vision, also enjoy benefits such as:

  • Paid Parental Leave and supportive New Parent Benefits — We know being a working parent is hard, and we want to support our employees in this journey!
  • Company paid continuing Education & Tuition Reimbursement — We support those who want to develop and grow.
  • 401k Profit Sharing — Each year, Holmes Murphy makes a lump sum contribution to every full-time employee’s 401k. This means, even if you’re not in a position to set money aside for the future at any point in time, Holmes Murphy will do it on your behalf! We are forward-thinking and want to be sure your future is cared for.
  • Generous time off practices in addition to paid holidays — Yes, we actually encourage employees to use their time off, and they do. After all, you can’t be at your best for our clients if you’re not at your best for yourself first.
  • Supportive of community efforts with paid Volunteer time off and employee matching gifts to charities that are important to you — Through our Holmes Murphy Foundation, we offer several vehicles where you can make an impact and care for those around you.
  • DE&I programs — Holmes Murphy is committed to celebrating every employee’s unique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) experience with us. Not only do we offer all employees a paid Diversity Day time off option, but we also have a Chief Diversity Officer on hand, as well as a DE&I project team, committee, and interest group. You will have the opportunity to take part in those if you wish!
  • Consistent merit increase and promotion opportunities — Annually, employees are reviewed for merit increases and promotion opportunities because we believe growth is important — not only with your financial wellbeing, but also your career wellbeing.
  • Discretionary bonus opportunity — Yes, there is an annual opportunity to make more money. Who doesn’t love that?!

Holmes Murphy & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.