The Senior IT Manager Web Interactive is responsible for managing and directing the technology solution delivery in support of business and technology plans surrounding Allianz Life’s web/interactive strategies. This person has key project responsibility for projects assigned within the web interactive capability and will work with Development and Infrastructure teams to deliver these large and complex projects. This Manager will interact with business units and other IT units to establish best policies, procedures, practices, tools, and research as related to technical staff and third parties. This is a second level manager position and has direct responsibility for people management.
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. Prepare and present IT solution recommendations, status updates, and business value propositions to business leaders and to IT senior management. Lead initiatives consisting of web/interactive front end development and web/interactive integration into back office legacy systems.
Platform Availability and Stability - Ensure supported IT systems and platforms are stable and available. Ensure currency of upgrade path is consistent with IT strategy and business expectations. Plan for capacity, volume growth, retirement, SLAs, and OLAs.
Business of IT - Leverage multiple vendor relationships and ensure high performing vendor deliverables. Collaborate with and actively support other IT functions to ensure overall IT success. Build partnerships with business areas to deliver successful web/interactive experiences and solutions. Understand IT industry best practices, standards, and resources to ensure continuous optimization of IT delivery effectiveness. Ensure overall success of IT delivery and meet customer expectations. Comply with process and control requirements.
Manage staff, forecast, and budgets – Build and manage a high performing and highly engaged team. Provide accurate forecast data and manage to a set budget. Understand the cost of delivery or services provided.
-6+ years experience leading and directing IT solution delivery
-Hands-on web/interactive development experience, including web services SOA integrations, SOAP and interactive integrations in content management systems
-Experience leading iterative development for interactive/web delivery
-Understanding of end-to-end systems architecture
-Experience partnering with business leadership
-Bachelors degree in technical discipline, or equivalent experience