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Vice President, Software Development

Company: Arch Insurance Group, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Vice President, Software Development


Arch Insurance Group Inc.

Job Locations

US-NJ-Jersey City

Job ID


Business Segment


# of Openings



Information Technology

The Position

WORK HERE. GROW HERE. THRIVE HEREAt Arch, our goal is to provide talented people a foundation where their skills are best used. Our diversified platform means there are a variety of opportunities to deploy your skill sets.From our point of view, a range of experience (not strictly in insurance) helps us advance a democracy of ideas that makes us a better, more thoughtful company.We are recognized as a thought leader in the insurance industry, and we are a growing, dynamic organization that works to provide strategic solutions for our clients.We embrace the collaboration necessary to innovate in today's evolving marketplace; encourage participation and diversity of thought; and rely on talented, innovative individuals in all of the areas that are crucial to our success.The Doman Owner has end-to-end view and ownership of the products within their domain, primarily responsible for product increments development, delivery and support. The incumbent provides overall direction and guidance to software engineering managers, Database specialists, engineers/developers, quality assurance engineers and business systems analysts. She/he drives software development across multiple teams and phases to ensure execution of project work plans. Determines department priorities and ensures software development & data management objectives are met.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for effective and timely development of new and/or enhanced systems/technologies
  • Monitors all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle and Production Support service levels
  • Ensures high level technical support is provided
  • Works closely with customers, other IT managers, and management to identify and maximize opportunities to use technology to improve business processes
  • Prepares business cases, including financial analyses of potential new technologies/systems/applications
  • Evaluates based on company strategic needs and resource availability
  • Oversees business analysis, development work and quality assurance of projects for assigned systems/technologies
  • Collaborates effectively at all levels to prepare strategic plans.
  • Ensures system requests tie into objectives of the company strategy map and budgets
  • Contributes to the development of information technology development standards, policies, processes and procedures to ensure consistent compatibility and integration throughout the company
  • Continuously reviews the technology needs of supported business functions/processes relative to new technological developments and trends
  • Keeps abreast of the industry and emerging technology
  • Participates in vendor/strategic partner evaluations and monitors the relationship on an ongoing basis
  • Prepares/manages department budget: P&L forecasting, operational/capital expenditures, contract negotiations and invoice processing
  • Leads and manages team to accomplish objectives through effective recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management and rewards & recognition

    Required Skills/Experience

    • 10 to 15 years of related experience in software development & architecture design, including project management and business analysis
    • Significant management experience would typically be required
    • Broad knowledge of software development techniques, processes, methods and best practices
    • Proficiency with various programming languages used
    • Knowledge of application test automation products, processes, and best practices
    • Thorough knowledge of all assigned Systems, applications, technologies
    • Proven experience and strong understanding of Agile development and conventional method and its application to company technology needs
    • High level knowledge/expertise in databases development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale business applications
    • Strong strategic decision making & long term planning abilities to manage resources and develop efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead and motivate team
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation & consultative skills for effective collaboration with senior management
    • Good general business acumen


      • Bachelor's degree

        The Company

        Arch Insurance is a global insurer offering our clients superior coverage and service. We embody the Arch guiding principle of focusing on retaining experienced and talented employees to differentiate us from the rest of the pack. Our group operates from offices in the US, Canada, Bermuda, UK, and Australia, providing specialty risk solutions to clients worldwide across a wide range of industries. With nearly 20 years of operating history and strong financial ratings, our track record remains solid. Arch Insurance employs a disciplined underwriting approach and prudent risk selection across all types of business. Our mission is to provide our insureds with superb coverage and claims handling through careful and diligent underwriting of risks and business-friendly solutions. Across our global operations, Arch Insurance employees are ready to meet your needs with professionalism and excellence.

Keywords: Arch Insurance Group, Inc., Jersey City , Vice President, Software Development, IT / Software / Systems , Jersey City, New Jersey

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