• IT Systems Manager

    Location Name CA, San Diego - 9797 Aero Drive
    Date Posted
    1 month ago(10/30/2018 2:52 PM)
    Preferred Employers Insurance
    Primary Location
    US-CA-San Diego
    Information Technology
  • Responsibilities

    This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership and direction to a development/support team, while partnering with internal and external customers to deliver service oriented solutions, primarily focused on the Property Casualty insurance industry. The role will have a heavy leadership component which will involve mentoring, coaching and leading the IT team in areas of support, implementation of systems, process and development standards. The role will have a broad impact on multiple teams, and influence at the enterprise and corporate levels


    The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated leader, diligent about execution and willing to be directly involved in delivering solutions.





    • Work with team members and peers of the IT leadership teams to implement strategy and evolve IT to the next level.
    • Provide clear and concise communications to Internal Stakeholders, Business Partners and Executive Management;
    • Review and implement multi-year strategies for organization, systems, or projects
    • Manage information technology and computer systems.
      • Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the operations of information systems.
      • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing, computer systems operations and software development, maintenance and testing.
      • Assists with or leads the development and creation of strategic documents such as Project Business cases, translation of business requirements into technical requirements, project plans and designing of technical solutions
      • Define and manage a well-defined project, estimates and ongoing process improvement initiatives
      • Meet with internal and external service delivery managers and technical personnel to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines.
      • Hire and manage information systems personnel and contractors to design, develop, implement, operate and administer software platforms, networks and information systems.
      • Conducts quality reviews, talent assessment, provides direct supervision of a team including goals, budget, and personnel development.
      • Control the computer systems budgets and expenditures.
    • Ensure technology that supports the insurance business with cost effective hardware and software.
    • Provide technical expertise by contributing into the deliverables of technical business solutions
    • Ability with work with and extend the capabilities of vendor solution platforms
    • Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and other technology resources.
    • Advise management and staff of security breach concerns and audit compliance procedures
    • Identify and prepare hardware for disposal when appropriate.
    • Ensure hardware is stripped and secured before disposal.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


    • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent.
    • An MBA or MS in IT will be an added advantage.
    • At least 7 years of exposure to exposure to business process, applications, data and infrastructure architectures.
    • Experience with modern software architecture patterns (REST, SOA, Messaging Frameworks, MVC)
    • Software Development Life Cycle experience
    • Agile development practices experience
    • Strong customer service focus that serves as the basis for making decisions
    • Ability to thrive and produce team results with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to interact seamlessly with both technical and business stakeholders at all levels of the corporation
    • At least 3 years preferably in the insurance industry.
    • At least 10 years of managing business technology at the enterprise level.
    • Willingness to influence, experiment and the ability to learn from mistakes.
    • Be a leader.
    • Last but not the least, lead with a great attitude.



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