Director, Application Development

Amarillo TX
May 21 2018
Insurance, Securities
Functional Area:

IT - Information Technology

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Relocation Provided:

American General Life Insurance Company

Director, Application Development

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 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.


• Works closely with business partners to identify system needs/opportunities, understand priority, present potential solutions, and provide cost and time line estimates.

• Provides high quality Information Technology systems on time, within agreed budget, with superior quality, using approved architecture and products.

• Ensures systems developed are in compliance with AIG/ Division standards and guidelines.

• Manages multiple projects/project managers concurrently and provides technical oversight for all systems-related activity.

• Participates in setting strategic direction and implements solutions that align to it.

• Has management responsibility for employees and contractors, which includes the following tasks:

* Sets goals, assigns and directs staff activities

* Reviews and evaluates staff performance and prepares periodic performance appraisals. Guides and coaches staff to maximize performance.

* Contributes to salary planning process

* Determines development needs and works with resources to develop career plans

• Maintains service levels and production system availability.

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

• Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field preferred.

• 10+ years application development experience, including 3-5 years of experience managing projects and staff.

• Technical management background with proven ability to provide cost-effective technical solutions to meet business needs.

• Previous role with financial accountability for large projects or area operating budget.

• Past experience evaluating new technologies and integrating solutions into new and legacy environments

• Proven ability to partner across multiple technical and non-technical areas Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience/knowledge:

• Use of agile or iterative development methodologies for project delivery in a previous role

• Project delivery experience in a highly regulated sector

• Previous experience managing both in-house and remote vendor development teams.

• Understanding of Dev Ops and how it impacts and streamlines an organization

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.