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Sr. Director, Application Development

Sr. Director, Application Development
$150,000 - $170,000

Senior Director of Application Development
 to lead managers and other technical resources in defining technical solutions across the entire enterprise. The ideal candidate will have a background in leadership over web/application development teams and MUST possess previous experience working with/for Life Insurance and/or Annuity providers or administrators.

If you are looking to advance your career, apply now to learn more!

What you’ll be doing (duties of this position):
  • Sets the mission, vision, and strategy to maximize the success of business and IT enterprise initiatives
  • Work closely other department managers and directors to ensure timely project deadlines and develop cross-functional software applications.
  • Create project plans, monitor daily work efforts, performing quality review and escalating functional, quality, and timeline issues appropriately
  • Manages budgeting, strategic and tactical planning, business process re-engineering and database system strategy.
  • Responsible for developing project governance documents that effectively explain the business objective, scope, approach and timeline.
  • Manages problem tracking systems to ensure proper resolutions are handled.
  • Responsible for utilizing SDLC lifecycle so that software releases are as successful as possible, and errors and downtime are minimized.
  • Maintain effective relationships with business and corporate partners.
  • Explores new technologies for future planning and potential implementations.
  • Responsible for hiring, retention, and input into compensation decisions and effectively managing staff performance.

What you’ll need to be considered (requirements):
  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems or related field
  • At least, 8+ years of experience as a software developer, ideally in web/application development with 5+ years managing software development teams.
  • MUST possess previous experience working with/for Life Insurance and/or Annuity providers or administrators.
  • Superior understanding of object-oriented principles
  • Strong knowledge of Agile Methodologies
  • Experience with change management techniques and project management tools
  • Experience with the SDLC.
  • Certifications in ITIL certifications, LOMA designations, FLMI preferred); Series 99 license preferred.
  • Understanding of NAIC and tax compliance related to annuity products.
  • Detail oriented, and able to plan, prioritize, and communicate.
Sr. Director, Application Development IT & Engineering · Direct Hire Birmingham, AL