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AVP - Development Lead

Company: ASB Resources
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Our commercial Marketplace group is seeking a talented and experienced Information Technology professional to join the application development team in a development lead role, who can combine the technical expertise with industry best practices to develop IT systems and process changes for new and existing functionality within the company Commercial Marketplace and underlying Policy Administration systems, other downstream applications, internal and external integrations for multi distribution channels to support the individual and collective Commercial Business Divisions--- objectives. This position requires an extensive background in manging software development teams in technical cappcity. This position will be responsible to lead development team that develop and maintain applications that are on emerging as well as legacy technology platforms. We're looking for a talented individual who can manage the techincal team and is passionate about technology, building and maintaining quality systems with software implementation best practices. Scope/Responsibilities Lead multiple application development teams that comprise of internal employees as well as external vendor teams both onshore and offshore. Provide technical leadership of delivery and quality control of multiple projects within the Commercial Marketplace portfolio Participate in design and code reviews, performance tests, test automation, and unit test strategies. Lead team(s) of world-class software engineers and make the right design decisions and technology choices Be a hands-on engineer who will spend most of their tin mentoring the techincal team, should be able to help developers in debugging or performin code reviews as needed. React to shifting priorities without compromising deadlines and momentum. Where necessary partner with other enterprise IT teams or external vendor solution providers to drive increasing maturity of the managed services model tied to specific business outcomes such as driving down operational costs, reducing outages, reducing technical debt, addressing security vulnerabilities and reducing backlog of defects Drive a culture of proactive maintenance and monitoring of systems/applications rather than reactive, through collaboration with the Infrastructure group and production support team Leads and develops Cloud-based systems and digital transformation initiatives as appropriate and in line with both business and technology vision and needs Evolve and implement a set of standardized processes to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the application maintenance and support activities. Offering innovative out-of-the-box thought leadership. This candidate should be confident in the ability to understand business objectives/goals, flexible enough to manage change fluently and strong enough to question business value of scope changes Responsible for rapid, iterative and efficient Release and Change Management Responsible for adherence to company Audit and Compliance requirements and policies Qualifications Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field. Strong software engineering background and experience leading engineering teams required. Minimum of 15 years enterprise IT application experience that includes at least 5 years of hands-on software development. 8 years of hands on technical / coding experience in Microsoft technology stack, C#, .Net Core, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, XML, XSLT, Entity Framework, LINQ, Microservices, Containers, TFS, GIT and AppDynamics. Working Experience in Cloud technologies required, Azure is preferred. Demonstrated ability to dive deep into code, defining system behavior, establishing technical roadmaps, partnering with the business to understand requirements, and communicating with senior leadership. Experience designing and developing REST APIs using microservices architecture. Solid problem solving and decision-making skills, good listener and open to different points of view. Experience working in Agile development framework, understanding of SAFe, KANBAN, SCRUM. Insurance background required; experience in implementing Commercial Lines platform/systems integration with Duck Creek, Insurity or similar policy admin systems is preferred. Ability to motivate team members and effectively delegate responsibilities to ensure timely delivery. Excellent written/verbal/presentation skills; ability to effectively communicate across all levels is required. Strong ability to identify, understand and communicate business needs and complex technical concepts in simple, concise and crisp manner to technical and non-technical audiences. Other competencies include: Models company values; demonstrates high integrity; meets commitments; Demonstrates sense of urgency and accountability; sets priorities and acts on key issues; Demonstrates bias to be proactive rather than reactive; Team player mentality; prioritize organizational performance Critical Skills Adaptability- Agility. Responds well to change. Handles multiple demands / priorities effectively. Adapts to best fit with situation at hand. Handles conflict effectively. Collaborates. Develops new skills quickly. Willing to accept new responsibilities. Takes initiative & accountability. IT Methodologies. Good organizational skills. Has experience managing projects and staff. Advanced technical skills or specialized knowledge. Analyzes tasks, dependencies, and resource needs. Manages budgets and performs financial activities effectively. Understands system development life cycle (SDLC) including AGILE methodology; uses project methodologies. Business Knowledge. Learning Orientation. Solves problems. Understands fundamentals of insurance, IT best practices, and technology. Understands business processes and process improvement. Connects business problems to technical solutions. Validates that solutions achieve desired business result. Deliverables Management. Matches business requirements to deliverables. Understands & meets deadlines. Holds others accountable. Proactive identification and management of risk. Manages multiple work streams. Works effectively across multiple groups (both internal and external). Has experience managing scope and change control. Communication. Communicates effectively both written and oral. Responds to customers appropriately, timely, and accurately. Manages relationships effectively. Influences others. Transfers knowledge to others. Has experience working with multi-vendor projects and related communications challenges.

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