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About the Challenge

We’re looking for a highly motivated young talent to help migrate Baloise’s mainframe COBOL applications to a new programming language. We want to switch gears and move from business-oriented language to object-oriented language.

Your job will be to, first, continue to develop these essential business applications in our current environment in COBOL. Don’t worry if you don’t have any COBOL developing skills – you can learn this on the job!

Second, you’ll have to gather in-depth knowledge of our COBOL-based applications and Baloise’s business needs in general, to conduct research and analysis of the packages available on the market and determine which future-proof programming language best fits Baloise’s needs.

You’ll be working on a project of the utmost importance to Baloise Insurance, which means great career prospects! Upon the completion of this 2-3 year project, you’ll grow from Developer to Product Owner.


Your skills

Technical skills

  • You have a degree in ICT
  • You have experience in developing and really enjoy it
  • Knowledge of COBOL and mainframe is a plus, but not a must – we offer a 12 month training on the job!
  • You have knowledge of object-oriented programming languages such as Java and .NET

Functional skills

  • You have insight in our applications and in the insurance business
  • You’re result-driven and proactive
  • You have great analytical skills and are a critical thinker

Personal skills

  • You have a strong interest in the insurance industry
  • You’re ambitious and want to help map out the strategy for a renowned international insurance company
  • You have excellent communication skills in English and Dutch
  • You’re a natural leader and can communicate to various stakeholders appropriately
  • You’re a self-starter who enjoys a challenge
  • You’re a team player with a hands-on mentality

Our offer

Exellys isn’t your typical recruiting or consulting agency, we are truly a category of one. We coach young tech talent and prime them for the professional world. After two years of receiving coaching and upskilling from Exellys, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly for a client that suits your skill set and interest. Think of us as your personal career coach.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Do meaningful work. When you join us, you’ll work on purposeful projects that push the envelope of technology.
  • Benefit from a personal career coach. Ongoing development and learning is a core part of our DNA, and it’ll be part of yours, too.
  • Career mobility. After two years, you’ll have the opportunity to directly work for a client and grow your professional mobility.
  • We take care of you. We provide competitive compensation, benefits and more.

Ready to take on a high-impact role at a growing company? Bring your ambition and strong work ethic to a trusted company.

Key figures

  • Part of the Swiss Baloise Group
  • Top 5 insurance agencies
  • 7.300 employees across Europe
  • S&P A+ rating
  • Belgium office in Antwerp

Company insights

More about this organisation

Baloise Insurance is part of the Swiss Baloise Group. In Belgium, Baloise is one of the top 4 insurers in the Non-life segment. Though Baloise Group is primarily focused on insurance and banking segments, they are more than a traditional insurance company. Baloise’s business activities focus on society’s changing security and service needs in the digital age.

The team culture is built on putting employees first. Their strategy? ‘Digital where possible, always human.’ They work hard on digitization, but never lose sight of the people. They find it important to develop and motivate their employees. They offer flexible working hours, lots of team activities, working remotely, and check in on a regular basis to gauge satisfaction and potential improvements.

Next steps


  • Apply now
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  • Ace a phone call
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  • Convince us
    You can expect up to 2 rounds of interviews
  • Show your skills
    A series of technical tests based on your expertise
  • Sign the contract
    Welcome and congratulations!

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