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Director, Software Engineering

Company: Arch Capital Group Ltd.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

The PositionArch is looking for a technology leader that is execution focused and can help with modernizing our platforms. - The Senior Manager of Software Development provides leadership in aligning information systems development with business objectives for Shared Services applications and technologies. - The incumbent provides overall direction and guidance to engineering managers/leads, engineers/developers and contract labor teams. - She/he drives software development across multiple teams and phases to ensure execution of project work plans. Determines department priorities and ensures software development objectives are met.Job Responsibilities1. Responsible for effective and timely development of new and/or enhanced systems/technologies.2. Monitors all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle and Production Support service levels. Ensures high level technical support is provided.3. Works closely with customers, other IT managers, and management to identify and maximize opportunities to use technology to improve business processes.4. Prepares business cases, including financial analyses of potential new technologies/systems/applications. Evaluates based on company strategic needs and resource availability.5. Oversees business analysis, development work and quality assurance of projects for assigned systems/technologies.6. Collaborates effectively at all levels to prepare strategic plans. Ensures system requests tie into objectives of the company strategy map and budgets.7. Contributes to the development of information technology development standards, policies, processes and procedures to ensure consistent compatibility and integration throughout the company.8. Continuously reviews the technology needs of supported business functions/processes relative to new technological developments and trends. Keeps abreast of the industry and emerging technology9. Participates in vendor/strategic partner evaluations and monitors the relationship on an ongoing basis.10. Prepares/manages department budget: P&L forecasting, operational/capital expenditures, contract negotiations and invoice processing11. Leads and manages team to accomplish objectives through effective recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management and rewards & recognition.Required Skills/Experience1. Broad knowledge of software development techniques, processes, methods and best practices.2. Proficiency with REST API development3. Knowledge of application test automation products, processes, and best practices4. Strong knowledge of P&C insurance products, applications, technologies.5. Strong understanding of Agile development methods and its application to company technology needs.6. High level knowledge/expertise in Legacy and Java development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale business applications.7. Strong strategic decision making & long term planning abilities to manage resources and develop efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead and motivate team.9. Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation & consultative skills for effective collaboration with senior management.10. Good general business acumen.EducationRequired knowledge & skills would typically be acquired through a Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related experience in software development & architecture design, including project management and business analysis. 5 or more years of management experience is required.The CompanyArch 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 Capital Group Ltd., Jersey City , Director, Software Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , Jersey City, New Jersey

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