IT Development Manager

Location Name NY, New York - 757 Third Ave - 10th Floor
Date Posted
2 weeks ago(8/4/2022 11:32 AM)
Berkley One
Primary Location
US-NY-New York
NJ, Morristown
Information Technology

Company Details



Berkley One exists to insure and protect the lifestyles of a modern generation of affluence. We seek clients that are sophisticated individuals and families who require world-class risk and claims management customized to their needs, a team of select expert independent agents and innovative digital tools to keep it simple and easy. We’ll blend our partners, products and capabilities with all that is Berkley, generating a modern solution for the customers we serve.


Our culture is one of innovation, creativity and teamwork. Our team is highly motivated, passionate about our business, and deeply experienced in developing and delivering product and service solutions in the personal insurance marketplace.


We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Development Manager to join our team!  This is a 'hands-on' leadership position that requires strong analysis, planning, estimating, collaboration/communication, design, and development skills. You will have close interaction with key stakeholders, external partners, third party vendors, and other members of the Berkley One delivery team.


This position can be based in our Morristown, NJ or New York, NY offices (we offer a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in the office; 2 days remote)


We have a welcoming culture valuing our employees – we actually trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters® to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us!


What you'll do:

  • Partner with the CIO to define and execute the Berkley One strategic technical vision and roadmap
  • Function as the 'go-to' technical leader for the software applications supported, requiring depth and breadth of knowledge in technologies, applications, integration, interfaces and business domain
  • Implement new tools and communication vehicles to keep teams informed and to optimize the SDLC process and improve quality; identify bottlenecks and quality issues and propose solutions   
  • Work closely with stakeholders to design and document automation solutions that align with the business needs and also consistent with the architectural vision
  • Partner with Project and QA Managers to develop and maintain delivery plans; work closely with BA’s, development team, QA, and design leads using Agile methodology; manage development resource capacity and execution
  • Mentor team members (including Sourcing Partners) to enforce development guidelines and best practices
  • Perform hands on development work through Insurance Now configuration tools, Java, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL







What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical lead or senior developer  
  • Incredible empathy and understanding of the needs of our customers, both insureds and their agents alike
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, a communication style flexible to the situation, and able to communicate clearly and with a purpose
  • Calm under pressure; you have exceptional organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks; you are comfortable challenging norms and recommending creative solutions
  • A strong sense of accountability and ownership
  • You are a master collaborator being able to bridge the gap between IT and business to understand business priorities and system constraints will be one of your superpowers 
  • A love and passion for matching business needs to process and optimization
  • You are excited about the opportunity to create and experiment in order to advance our effectiveness and efficiency
  • Natural curiosity, a love of learning how things work and always on the lookout for innovative improvements
  • Exceptional communication skills; your communication style is flexible to the situation and audience

Technical Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience on Guidewire’s InsuranceNow
  • Experience in InsuranceNow product configuration and customization
  • Demonstrable experience in Object Oriented Design, Database Design, RESTful Service Design, Secure coding, Test Driven Development, Scrum
  • Development expertise in Java, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL
  • Insurance domain knowledge with a focus on Personal Lines (preferred)

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer

Additional Requirements

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law


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