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Manager, IT Solutions (Business Solutions)

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company
Des Moines, IA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, prioritize, and align resources across multiple projects/programs and collaborate with project managers and sponsors to refine scope, vision, and delivery
  • Maintain relationships and effectively interface with senior management, direct reports, other development teams, business/technology customers, and vendors
  • Manage cross-functional teams that perform business analysis, design, develop, implement, and integrate enterprise business applications
  • Lead the maturation of the requirements management process, tools, and practices
  • Responsible for engaging in excellent teamwork and collaboration through influencing skills in working with staff across the organization
  • Manage both local and remote FTE and FTC resources to create a high performing cohesive team
  • Support the F&G technology ecosystem in collaboration with Solution Architect(s) and in alignment with Enterprise Architecture policy, standards, and guidance
  • Support IT leadership in financial planning and timing of solutions delivery
  • Promote a diverse and engaging work environment through education, training, and professional development opportunities
  • Responsible for performance management of team members
  • Lead various business units across IT to understand, implement, and promote the use of new technology solutions and methods to improve business processes, efficiency, effectiveness and value delivered to customers
  • Manage teams to improve customer processes and design data solutions in partnership with Engineering and Architecture
  • Oversee teams that use monitoring, scheduling, and system performance tools to improve operational efficiency, maintain system health, and identify issues to meet Service Level Agreements
  • Set the strategic direction of the core enterprise applications for the organization
  • Continuously improve IT processes
  • Develop and execute roadmaps for applications owned
  • Effectively communicate at all levels up to and including SVPs
  • Effectively manage vendors to obtain appropriate level of services

Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or similar or equivalent experience
  • 6-8 years of experience in Business Systems Analysis, Data Analysis, Application Development, or similar
  • Experience managing direct reports, including staff management, mentoring, conducting performance reviews, managing team tasks, work schedules, and creation of development plans
  • Experience managing remote employees, consultants, and vendors
  • Prior experience working in an effective SOX/internal control environment
  • Experience with various SDLC methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Experience working with vendors for data acquisition and integration
  • Excellent working knowledge of the current industry standard enterprise applications
  • Experience developing in multiple databases, including SQL server and/or Oracle

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working within an IT organization of a Life/Annuity insurer
  • Product Owner or Scrum Master certification
  • CBAP certification
  • Experience with secure development practices and knowledge of OWASP Top Ten
  • Experience supporting production batch cycle

  Skills & Abilities

  • Strong team building, partnership, collaboration, and resource management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize/communicate conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills with good written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to build relationships and influence others outside of span of control
  • Superior communication skills in articulating technology direction for all levels of management
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop talent and drive a team for results
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities, assign appropriate resources, ensure quality, and maintain high standards


Since 1959, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company (F&G) has offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are seeking security in retirement and protection during life's unexpected events.

As an Iowa Top Workplace1 and a proud equal opportunity employer, F&G employees are empowered, collaborative, dynamic and authentic. We believe that by embracing these values, we will continue to build and strengthen the company, while continuing to be a great place to work.

Join our employee-centric hybrid work environment:

1Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2018-2021.


Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company


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