IT Senior Manager

Allianz Life

Responsible for managing an IT capability or service delivery function. This position is responsible for ensuring the overall success of large to complex projects, enhancements and production support through direction, coordination and oversight of a local or global team of employees and professional services. This role will establish, manage and continually develop an IT staff of direct reports to meet the evolving business needs. Establish and maintain a close working relationship with senior business leaders to ensure best practices, policies, procedures and tools meet the strategic needs.

--Delivery - Deliver projects, solutions and IT services in support of approved business and technology driven portfolios of work. Deliver solutions that meet functional requirements, meet delivery schedules, within cost projections and are of high quality. Able to prepare and present IT solution recommendations, status updates and business value propositions to the highest levels of business and IT leadership. Ability to demonstrate big picture and strategic thinking as the business evolves. Leverage multi-vendor relationships and ensure high performing vendor deliveries. Understand IT industry best practices, standards and resources (Gartner, vendors, etc.) to ensure continuous optimization of IT delivery effectiveness.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~- Manage staff - Manage staff to solve complex problems considering required business functionality, sustainability and scalability of solutions. Identify, coach and develop talent within the team, provide opportunities for learning and growth and clearly communicate job and performance expectations. Ensure employee engagement action plans are developed and reviewed within the team and identified action items are achieved. Effectively manage and lead through change.Effectively manage team while maintaining appropriate technical aptitude.~crlf~~crlf~- Platform Availability and Stability - Ensure supported IT systems are stable and available. Ensure that new functionality and enhancements do not adversely affect existing IT solutions that support the business functionality. Take action to ensure platforms supported are stable and available. Ensure currency of upgrade path is consistent with IT strategy and business expectations. Provide input to capacity, volume, growth, retirement, SLA's and OLA's.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~- Plan future - Interact with IT and business leadership to contribute to the IT strategic plan, project portfolio plans, division, department and individual goals that contribute to the success of Allianz and IT. Ensure necessary level of professional and technical knowledge of team with educational workshops and conferences, professional publications and participation in professional societies. Seek innovative approaches and viable opportunities for business growth.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

- 6-7 years experience required - Managing several different IT functions and has experience interacting directly with business management. ~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~- Solid in leading and directing IT solution delivery.~crlf~- Four-year degree required: Four year degree in technical discipline, engineering, business, mathematics, or related field; or equivalent experience. ~crlf~- Advanced degree preferred - Advanced degree in related field~crlf~- ~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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