NapervilleRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Naperville jobs

Actuarial and Finance Technical Lead

Company: National Life Group
Location: Addison
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

The Actuarial and Finance Technical Lead is expected to lead a technology team to deliver end-to-end solutions for moderate to complex projects in a fast-paced environment. The Actuarial and Finance Technical Lead must demonstrate strong technical thought leadership that is deep in Actuarial and Finance technology, yet broad across technology.The Actuarial and Finance Technical Lead is a lead in the National Life Enterprise Applications domain and is expected to start strong in the Actuarial -and Finance space and expand, not just in -Actuarial and Finance, but also in related areas, such as data management. We're looking for an innovative and inquisitive individual with a passion for continuous learning, quality, and drive to follow-through.The Actuarial and Finance domain includes actuarial modelling, forecasting, financial reporting, operational accounting, disbursements and receivables, treasury, and reinsurance. A strong focus on integrity and corporate record keeping pervade the domain.Key Responsibilities

  • Strong leadership & organizational skills, ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Hands-on design and development in Actuarial and Finance platforms while exhibiting leadership in process re-engineering and implementation of technology
  • Build and maintain detailed working knowledge of key business applications
  • Provide thought leadership on solution capabilities and ensure IT resources are effectively utilized
  • Collaborate with both architecture and the development community to define and maintain standards, processes, and emerging technical roadmaps
  • Develop and implement application design and configuration
  • In partnership with the application test practice lead, develop test processes and release management approaches that advance Actuarial and Finance in addition to National Life Applications
  • Understand, design, and build complex algorithms
  • Provide cost analysis for new and existing solutions to enable most efficient capabilities to both business and IT
  • Judge the feasibility and tradeoff of different technologies and make choices that fit the constraints of customers and projects
  • Collaborate with scrum teams, hands-on development, and support to deliver solutions and meet service levels
  • Ensure IT resources are effectively utilized in IT Application Service delivery
  • Identify application transformation and rationalization opportunities as we transform to a simpler, more modern system platform
  • Establish and sustain strong partnership with business stakeholders & product owners
  • Work with business stakeholders and Product owners to ensure solutions satisfy business requirements and are of the highest quality
  • Possess strong degree of emotional and social intelligence with ability to build relationships across the enterprise
  • Communicate effectively, and with an appropriate level of detail, to all levels in the organization.
  • Work with limited direction, usually within a complex environment, to drive delivery of solutions and meet service levels.

    Job Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree, preferred in Computer Science or an analytical discipline, or relevant work experience.
    • 10+ years of hands-on application development or data management experience with at least 3 years in a technical team leadership role.
    • 5+ years of experience with actuarial and/or financial systems
    • Strong experience in
    • Insurance, particularly Life & Annuity
    • APIs
    • Programming languages
    • Data management
    • Experience with the specific major applications used in the Actuarial and Finance domain at National Life is a plus
    • PolySystems
    • MG-ALFA
    • Open-minded with proven ability to work collaboratively with others in team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead in a highly matrixed, heavily outsourced organization through a combination of influence, partnership, and authority
    • Ability and interest in mentoring technical staff and raising our collective technical competencies
    • Ability to manage IT Suppliers in a cost- effective manner.
    • Ability to assess IT Supplier Talent & application resource spend
    • Ability to manage change and cope with complex and ambiguous situations.
    • Agile solution delivery skills highly desiredThe base compensation range represents the low and high end of the range for this position. Actual compensation will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, location, and experience. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees.Other rewards may include an annual bonus, quarterly bonuses, commissions, and other long-term incentive compensation, depending on the position. National Life offers a competitive total rewards package which includes: a 401(k) retirement plan match; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a company funded wellness account for director and below employees; 10 paid holidays; a generous paid time off plan (22 days of combined time-off for non-exempt employees and exempt employees have discretion in managing their time, including scheduling time off in the normal course of business, but in no event will exempt employees receive less sick time than required by state or local law); 6 weeks of paid parental leave; and 6 weeks of paid family leave after a year of full-time employmentNational Life Group - is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT - founded in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX - chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. All other entities are independent of the companies of National Life Group.Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated financial results of all National Life Group companies. -

Keywords: National Life Group, Naperville , Actuarial and Finance Technical Lead, IT / Software / Systems , Addison, Illinois

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Illinois jobs by following @recnetIL on Twitter!

Naperville RSS job feeds