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Company, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Company is the marketing name for Company (NYSE: Company) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.
Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Company makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.
This position leads the application team for the Distribution and Marketing area with executive liaison responsibilities with leaders in those departments. The AVP leads the development and support of the Distribution and Marketing systems, including development of strategic application roadmaps, management and execution of programs and projects across multiple platform and application suites, and leadership of business process improvement initiatives.
Directs organizational goals, objectives, and operating procedures for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Ensures his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility are meeting all objectives pertaining to quality, compliance, regulations, productivity, customer service, budget, and project management.
Leads the team in execution of any projects in the Distribution and Marketing areas. This includes both custom build and vendor integration.
Collaborates with the Group Protection and Enterprise IT teams to meet the needs of the organization. Collaborates with the Group Protection Portfolio office on project prioritization.
Manages vendors performing services in the Distribution and Marketing IT areas. Collaborates with vendor support teams in Group Protection and Enterprise Services. Works with legal and procurement as necessary on contracts and SOWs.
Coordinates the use of technology standards for the Group Protection business unit and ensures local compliance.
Conducting studies of new technologies to provide more efficient and cost-effective security solutions
Participate in the business strategy, planning, and budget processes.
Contributes to the strategy development of the Distribution and Marketing systems.
Ensures Application Development operational plans are aligned with Company’s (Company) overall business plans and specific strategic and tactical initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Directs applications standards and development methodology that can be utilized by development teams for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Directs and maintains an appropriate Application Development structural organization and facilities, for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility capable of supporting the needs of the company through cost-effective information technology.
Assesses and communicates risk associated with IT investments and their associated impacts to productivity to senior leadership.
Directs the Application Development strategic and operational planning for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT infrastructure and systems across the organization.
Develops and directs the departmental budget for his/her area(s) of responsibility; ensures these budgets are within goals.
Manages subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise employee(s). Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Also directly supervises nonsupervisory employee(s).
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ensures the hiring and retention to high quality talent and provides training opportunities to aid in the development of talent.
4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's)in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience (Minimum Required)
10+ of experience years in Application Development that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including 3+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience including influencing senior management/critical stakeholders experience
5+ years experience working with Senior or Executive management in a corporate environment
Knowledge of distributed application architecture and development, including J2EE, .NET, HTTP, HTML 5, Oracle & SQL Server, Encryption, Service Oriented Architecture, Messaging Middleware, Managed File Transfer, Job Scheduling & Automation and Mainframe Integration techniques.
Knowledge of Web Hosting, DBA, UNIX/Linux/Windows Server and Network administration practices and Data Center operations
Knowledge of structured ETL, API services, reporting, warehousing and analytics.
This position may be subject to Company’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Company the details of certain political contributions. Company may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Company’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.
Company (“Company”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling Company.
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