Director - Data & Analytics

Woodland Hills CA
January 19 2019
Insurance, Securities
Functional Area:

IT - Information Technology

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

American General Life Insurance Company

Director - Data and Analytics

Your future team:

Our technology teams collaborate with their worldwide colleagues and partners every day to take on the challenges of providing IT support to one of the world's leading financial services firm. We're people who believe that with the right values and hard work, anything is possible. We know that if we're at our best, that enables our customers to be their best and realize their dreams and hoped for successes. The Information Technology group provides enterprise-wide IT solutions for all of AIG's specialized disciplines. Technology provides strategic and procedural support in all of AIG's specialized disciplines, such as policy issuance, premium collection, claims handling, and administration. It enables AIG to deliver business strategies through efficient world-class IT and operations services, while ensuring the necessary IT risk management and security measures are in place.

Your Role would Include:
Responsible for leading the department and key initiatives that support AIG - Individual Retirement and Institutional Markets data strategy and analytics solutions. Plans and oversees critical technology programs focused on providing high-value data and advanced analytics capabilities to measure and analyze business performance.

In collaboration with the Life & Retirement, CTO Office defines and implements the strategy and roadmap for data and analytics platforms including the Data Warehouse (ADW), Data hub, Data Science platforms, Visualizations, Ad hoc queries, Reporting and Self-Service and Statistical Analysis. The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following skills/experience: hands-on skills in processing large data sets, familiarity with data structure, big-data concepts, cloud computing, open-source tools and optimization techniques, excellent oral and written communication skills, client focus and the ability to support and enable teamwork. Must be self-motivated and able to operate independently but with a high degree of collaboration within IT and our Businesses
Supervises departmental staff to include managers, scrum masters, data architects, business analysts, ETL developers and business intelligence developers responsible for defining and implementing the core data and analytical platforms. Collaborates with IT departments (Enterprise Architecture, Application Teams, IT Operations, Quality Assurance, and PMO ) to ensure timely and quality delivery of solutions and integration with Life & Retirement architecture and quality standards.

Your contribution at AIG:

As a Leader, you are respected for your deep technical expertise and/or ability to oversee programs and processes. You balance the needs of multiple stakeholders, making sound decisions using data, analysis, experience, and judgment, along with a risk mindset. Ultimately, you take ownership for key outcomes.

Manage all vendor SOW and contingent worker processes for the team.

Management of AIG offshore resource deliverables and relations.

Manage staff supporting Data Services, Reporting Services, Data transformation & App Integration

Interface well with business leads and Sr. management to ensure requirements are clearly understood, documented and solution design meets business requirements.

Oversee project portfolio and financials to ensure the group operates within budget.

Manage development team who create business intelligence reports and dashboards.

What we are looking for:

15+ years managing complex IT programs

10+ years managing on and offshore resources

5+ years managing vendors and contracts

Experience as a developer with expertise in waterfall and Agile methodologies

Ability to handle multiple priorities and adapt to a constantly changing environment

Self-starter with the ability to work independently and take initiative. Ability to translate ideas and business requirements into business solutions.

Experience with the full development life cycle of an application stack - from architecture through test and deployment.

Strong skills in SQL and proven experience working with at least one of the major databases platforms (SQLServer, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Sybase, or Postgres)

Experience with key reporting solutions including Cognos, Qlikview, and Power BI.

Proficient in system architectures (translating application design to operational requirements)

Familiarity with big-data concepts, cloud computing, open-source tools, and optimization techniques is preferred.

Implementation experience specifically using Talend, Hortonworks, Map Reduce + tools such as Pig, Hive etc.

Deep understanding of database and analytical technologies in the industry including MPP databases, noSQL storage, Data Warehouse design, BI reporting and Dashboard development.

Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations

What our IT Employees like most about working for AIG:

  • Employee atmosphere and people approach
  • Career path and growth potential
  • Paid Time Off (AIG recognizes the importance of work life balance)
  • Generous Benefits Plan: Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • Company opportunities for charitable participation and giving
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.