Underwriting Rules Configurator, Senior Associate


Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.


Position Summary

The Senior Associate, Underwriting (UW) Rules Configurator is a member of the Underwriting Rules Automation Team, working adjacent to our Business Analysts (BAs) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Teams. The Underwriting Rules Configurator will play a critical role in the ongoing implementation for our low-code, configuration-based Automated Underwriting and Risk Analysis (AURA) toolset, which is an RGA product.  The AURA toolset is a software development platform employing visual interfaces with basic logic and programmable capabilities, which then produces underwriting decisions within our production platform.

Working under the direction of the Corporate Vice President of UW Rules Automation within the Strategic Solutions Group (SSG), you will play a critical role in moving our Underwriting Modernization efforts forward, which will have a large impact for our Underwriters, Agents, and beyond.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with manager and teammates on review, analysis, and mapping of requirements prior to configuration of new rulesets or enhancements to existing rulesets
  • Cross collaboration with key stakeholders, including Product Owner, Business Analysts, Tech Lead, Project Manager, Quality Assurance (QA) Lead, UAT Team, and Mapping Team
  • Working with manager to develop understanding and aptitude of Life Insurance Underwriting and New York Life’s internal underwriting rules and guidelines
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, communicating complex concepts and different perspectives to establish a shared understanding and way forward
  • Understanding of Scaled Agile framework, Scrum ceremonies (Program Increment events, Sprint planning, Daily standups requiring individuals to report status), as well as help with solving defects raised by QA, help with planning and estimating the effort, and addressing production issues
  • Ownership of rule configuration stories from assigning and analysis of story, configuration, and completion of QA and helping resolve defects
  • Collaborate with business BA to gain understanding of upcoming changes and impact to UW rules in AURA
  • Interprets business challenges around AURA, putting forth recommendations for best practices
  • Collaborates with others to solve complex problems related to configuration
  • Uses sophisticated analytical thought and education and/or equivalent experience to exercise judgement to identify innovative solutions when encountering challenges
  • Makes decisions that have cross-functional impact
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Participate in base product enhancement discussions and UAT testing




  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5-7 years’ experience in with configuration of equivalent/similar low-code technologies and Agile practices and methodologies, knowledge of Agile tools such as JIRA preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent understanding of development concepts and SDLC methodologies
  • Ability to meet targets and deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels of seniority on cross functional teams, as well as work individually  
  • Experience with Life Insurance Underwriting preferred, but not required
  • Experience with RGA’s AURA rules maintenance and disclosure maintenance (RMT & DMT) toolset preferred, but not required


Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 87283




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