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National Life Group New Business Technical Lead in United States

New Business Technical Lead

Location:Montpelier, VT or Addison, TX


New Business Technical Lead

New Business Technical lead will partner with Life and Annuity business leaders to facilitate IT project implementation, requests prioritization, solution selection, technical governance and communication. Individual is expected to lead a technology team to deliver end-to-end solutions for moderate to complex projects in a fast-paced environment. The Individual will also work closely with business analysts, development, application support, product management teams.

  • Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles.

  • Ensure IT resources are effectively utilized in IT Application Service delivery.

  • Hands on experience working in Insurance domain with Life and Annuity background

  • Applying skills in application development and support while exhibiting leadership in process re-engineering and implementation of technology

  • Work with business stakeholders and product owners providing technical guidance and ensure solutions satisfy business requirements and are of the highest quality.

  • Collaborate with architects and development community to define and maintain standards, processes, and emerging technical roadmaps

  • Judge the feasibility and tradeoff of different technologies and make choices that fit the constraints of the project / product

  • Work with limited direction, usually within a complex environment, to drive delivery of solutions and meet expected service levels.

  • Strong conceptual and analytic skills. Ability to design and build complex algorithms.

  • Estimate delivery cost and schedule for all domain related solutions, projects and requests

  • Build and maintain detailed working knowledge of key business applications.

  • Communicate effectively, and with an appropriate level of detail, to all levels in the organization.

  • Identify application transformation & rationalization opportunities.

  • Develop application design, application configuration

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in Computer Science; or relevant work experience.

  • Open-minded with proven ability to work collaboratively with others in team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a highly matrixed, heavily outsourced organization through a combination of influence, partnership, and authority.

  • Strong foundation in one of the core programing languages (JAVA, C, C++, C# etc.) and understanding of design patterns.

  • Familiarity in New business process, Case management and Policy administration systems

  • Ability to manage IT Suppliers in a cost- effective manner.

  • Ability to manage change and scope with complex and ambiguous situations.

  • 10+ years of hands-on application development experience with at least 3 years in a technical team leadership role.

  • Able to identify goals or requirements in business area that are conflicting with overall organizational goals for enterprise technology standards and raise them as appropriate

  • CI/CD frameworks, Release Management, Automated Testing

  • Broad architectural awareness and technical expertise in the following platforms: Integration (Camel, JAX-RS, AMQ), Web (Sitecore, Xamarin, Angular), Data (Denodo, Hadoop, Talend), Cloud (Azure, AWS).

  • Domain knowledge of the Insurance Industry (preferably L&A) as well as the technologies and solutions relevant to the financial services industry.

National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier VT, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW), Addison TX, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. LSW is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.