Manager, Software/Systems Engineering
Boston, MA, USA | Diversified Global Property and Casualty Insurer
Industry:Insurance - General
Functions:IT / Information Technology
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Assists in planning, organizing and controlling the activities of the section and in the development of the overall project plans and timetables.
Provides technical expertise to client and IT management and staff in the design and implementation of efficient and secure databases.
Participates in the development of business and/or IT vision, critical success factors and operating plans; develops and communicates unit vision, strategies, critical success factors and plans; develops high level migration plans.
Hires and manages lower level managers and may hire and manage individual contributors; coaches and counsels team members, especially managers regarding management techniques.
Defines individual performance objectives and development plans and ensures alignment with project and unit objectives.
Appraises and evaluates team and individual performance and makes compensationrecommendations; oversees the appraisal process.
Initiates and fosters business partnerships with current and potential clients, vendors and IT executives; develops relationships that support increasing efficiency and effectiveness; balances individual client needs with business priorities.
Establishes financial plan for the overall unit and manages to plan; ensures project financial plans are met by managers in unit.
Oversees the development, implementation and execution of project plans; ensures scope and schedule are established for projects and assignments; oversees operating plan and resource allocation for the unit, including prioritization and staff deployment.
Initiates process and organizational improvement activities which enhance overall effectiveness; proactively seeks ways to improve human resource and other management processes.
Develops and maintains a network of industry contacts; performs or directs research onindustry trends, competitors, business and IT products; analyzes trends and makes strategic and tactical recommendations.
Ensures system, technical and product architectures are aligned with business objectives.
Performs related duties as requested or assigned.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and at least 10 years of experience in IT or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Requires highly developed negotiation and consensus building skills, highly developed communication and presentation skills and in-depth knowledge of business operations.