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IT Senior Manager | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1666

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

What you do:

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.


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.


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.


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


What you bring:

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


At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.

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. 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. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow