IT APPLICATION MANAGER

| Chicago

Primary Purpose:

Manage a team of developers and/or analysts responsible for the analysis, development and maintenance for the organization’s applications. Oversee feasibility research, estimates project timelines and cost while ensuring that project/department milestones/goals are met within approved budgets. Lead a highly-technical full-time staff of internal team members, contractor employees, and contracted services. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Evaluate existing applications to determine technical changes, schedules projects and  resources, and monitors project timelines
  • Implement solutions consistent with the architecture of assigned business unit
  • Direct and lead development groups and/or application support functions in support of business strategy
  • Oversee and provide input to several phases of the system development and implementation life cycle, including analysis, design, development, testing, and ongoing support for application systems in an environment of diverse development platforms
  • Develop staffing plans that optimize cost and provide maximum value to the business – track and take appropriate steps to stay within budget
  • Participate and provide input to the SLA development process and ensure internal SLA's are met
  • Provide advice and counsel to vendor relationships
  • Meet regularly with team to gather work statuses
  • Discuss work progress and obstacles with assigned team and or direct reports, and provide advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback
  • Establish measureable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals
  • Mentor and lead assigned resources in their respective career development
  • Consider “total cost of ownership” to solutions developed and their corresponding architecture in minimizing ongoing support costs (labor, hardware, licensing, vendor)
  • Ability to lead teams as a SCRUM master and guide delivery teams through architectural decisions

 

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a developer, analyst, or equivalent
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization
  • Effective mentoring and leadership skills in developing a team of technologists
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Keep current with technical trends and fluency in Microsoft Technologies (.net full stack)

     

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, or related field
  • Familiarity with Software as a Service models
  • Continued education in a computer science, business administration, or a related field
  • Familiarity with both hosted and cloud computing a plus
  • 1+ years of experience as a manager

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases

Location

Our company is in the heart of Downtown, with a ground level Starbucks, where the train is just steps away. We boast a new, all glass office space.

What are National General Perks + Benefits

National General Benefits Overview

At National General Insurance, we recognize the important work you are doing and will reward you for the positive impact you’re making every day. As a respected employee of our organization, you’ll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package along with many other employee incentives. If you’re eager to build a successful and sustainable career with an esteemed industry leader, we’ve got you covered.

As a trusted provider of best-in-class protection services, we recognize that a comprehensive health and wellness program for employees is essential. That’s why National General provides first-rate health, wellness, and investment options that will make your life easier to manage.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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