Senior Underwriting Systems Leader

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(4/19/2021 7:20 AM)
Nautilus Insurance Group
Primary Location
Information Technology

Company Details



Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.


A Senior Underwriting Systems Leader plays a significant role in realizing our success and profitable growth. With deep commitment to our Company vision:  “We are the market of smart underwriting solutions and exceptional experiences.”  This leader must have a strong background in underwriting systems, the strategic use of the company’s existing digital assets and the vision to explore how technology can be used to help our business become more responsive to customers and their ever-changing business requirements.


This role manages the Underwriting Systems Center of Excellence (COE) to ensure that the Underwriting system product owners and support staff have a command of both our legacy systems and next generation, insurtech and digital technology.  A leader who can build highly effective teams while maintaining a trusting, inclusive and productive environment.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Underwriting Systems COE staff, establishing best practices in workflow, incident response, reporting, and project team participation.
  • Develop skill set of staff and ensure continuity of service and operations through cross-training, scheduling practices, and other relevant strategies.
  • Build a repository of system knowledge; determine what to include, how to maintain, how to report. Create a team of system SMEs.
  • Identify and report on individual and team performance metrics; leverage metrics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage system vendors (internal or external) from inception through performance, to dissolution.
  • Build and maintain relationships with members of Senior Leadership, all departmental Managers, external partners and vendors.

Collaborate with IT to identify technology that supports desired business capabilities and create strategies for achieving goal state.


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Applied knowledge in organizational awareness and effectiveness, and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability in budgeting, forecasting, vendor management, contract negotiation, and use of performance metrics.
  • Good decision-making skills and response to high-pressure situations.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and aptitude to learn new applications, as needed.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong process and data analysis skills.
  • Adept at developing team members to be able to perform and improve in a project management framework.
  • Strong underwriting background and high interest in exploring advancing digital technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Business, IT/Digital Management or related field from four-year college or university; or minimum of eight years of management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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