AVP, Life and Preneed Technology Manager

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Batesville, Indiana, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

Position Overview:

The Life and Preneed Technology Manager will oversee technology services related to the Life and Preneed business by ensuring efficient and effective technology operations. This role will be responsible for multiple third-party administrators (TPAs), oversee several direct reports, and build relationships with business partners to ensure stability, reliability, and maintainability of business applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support to direct reports that enable them to be successful in their roles and grow within their domains
  • Manage TPA and Leadership periodic reviews against SLA and KPI deliverables
  • Review TPA metric against capacity and business value
  • Review recommendations from TPA groups around system optimization, risk mitigation and other continuous improvement efforts
  • Run budget management for Life and Preneed TPA’s, technology assets, and discretionary requests
  • Review and coordinate technology teams/assets against enterprise strategy and planning
  • Run/BAU project portfolio management
  • Create 3-5 year technology roadmap corresponding to IT roadmap and business vision
  • Backlog management and prioritization around run requirements
  • Handle vendor relationship duties as needed for all technology within the Life and Preneed spaces
  • Coordinate resources and ensure 24x7x365 coverage is available
  • Review and assess skillsets to ensure the teams are able to support the business and any new solutions or strategic shifts.
  • Maintain asset inventory
  • Manage business continuity strategy for disaster recovery planning and execution
  • Oversee coordination around audit requests
  • Coordinate and participate in DR tests (External TPA and Internal GA)
  • Build ROI cases for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Manage JIRA, Workfront and Incident tasks
  • Change Ticket review, approvals, and delegation
  • Respond to high-severity alerts for assets in their domain and representing them on critical calls
  • Own RCA process
  • Maintain assets in the CMDB
  • Maintain recertifications of Access Management
  • Maintain SOPs and asset documentation on Confluence and in SharePoint
  • Research and mitigate any security/risk vulnerabilities that have been identified
  • Partner with business leaders to understand how their teams are using the technology they have, what their goals and objectives are and whether or not technology can empower them to improve their processes further.
  • Assist in management of Software Development Lifecycle including requirements gathering, development, testing, release management, and maintenance
  • Engage with business partners to report (formally and informally) on technology strengths, weaknesses, successes and challenges on a regular basis.
  • Partner with Technology Delivery Managers and PMO to set appropriate resource plans, timelines, and expectations across discretionary opportunities
  • Assist in defining and governing appropriate technical standards and procedures

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in technology with exposure to application development, engineering, IT architecture, change management, continuous improvement, security, and major transformations
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Cultural awareness with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Passion and drive for continuous improvement and transformational change, with a business owner mentality
  • Experience working with and directing TPAs
  • Experience with insurance and financial services preferred.
  • Experience using agile methodologies and leveraging DevOps principles

 

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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