UPC Insurance

  • Manager, Application Development & Delivery (Integrations Team)

    Job Locations US-FL-St. Petersburg
  • Overview

    Summary: This position will manage a team of developers, business analysts, production support specialists and quality assurance analysts that build integrations between our systems and with 3rd party systems utilizing MuleSoft. The position reports to the Director of Application Development and is accountable for delivering integrations with MuleSoft, in line with strategic business objectives and priorities.  The position also operates as the Scrum Master for the Integrations team and facilitates adherence to an Agile/Scrum methodology for project execution. The ideal candidate will combine strong leadership skills, hands-on technical capabilities, and a knack for effectively managing technology to meet business goals.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Manage a team of developers, quality assurance, production support and business analysts. This includes hiring, interviewing and selecting the appropriate team that will meet development goals and business objectives.
    • Manage an Agile/Scrum Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) including implementation of appropriate requirements, prioritization of tasks, change management, quality assurance and system support.
    • Work with business staff to identify and document business requirements for development projects to ensure development meets or exceeds customer requirements.
    • Engage in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review and design of MuleSoft integrations, including technical review and analysis of source code. Lead reviews of in-house developed code, as well as technologies provided by 3rd party vendors.
    • Facilitate and lead daily scrums, user stories, sprint planning and sprint reviews.
    • Track the sprints and provide regular communication to management about the progress, risk, and changes to the sprint scope and schedule.
    • Implement an effective system of project governance and create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
    • Delve into complicated issues of production delivery, conduct root cause analysis, devise a solution and execute through required steps necessary in order to successfully deliver.
    • Conduct post-project review to discuss and document successes and lessons-learned for future projects.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Lead diverse product development teams including software developers, production support specialists, business analysts and quality assurance analysts.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum performance levels.
    • Create and review technical designs for large and complex features.
    • Conduct code reviews for performance, standards, and quality.
    • Help recruit and retain IT talent, both local to the corporate office and remote/offshore.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Strong breadth of knowledge in modern software technologies, including, but not limited to Java, .Net and MuleSoft and understand and practiced established development standards and best practices.
    • Strong project management and team management skills e.g. planning, budgetary control, people management etc.
    • Passion to lead successful team efforts and projects exceeding expectations.

    Required Skills:

    • Experience implementing MuleSoft required
    • Communicates effectively
    • Work independently, require minimal supervision
    • Customer focused
    • Priority setting
    • Organized and Efficient 

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing and leading teams.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required, in IT-related area preferred.
    • Must be currently eligible to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

    Competencies:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:

    • Motivation/Initiative: Motivated and curious, willing to ask questions, research issues and take on challenging projects/assignments; creative, brings new ideas to the table, exhibits self-confidence.  Has strong achievement motivation and tenacity. 
    • Administrative Skills: Possesses ability to organize and follow-through on multiple tasks, recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency, effectively prioritizes work of staff members. Works to complete goals, tasks and plans, anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions.
    • Interpersonal Style: (Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Teamwork); develops/ maintains effective working relationships; listens attentively to others; communicates ideas clearly (written & verbal); relates to people in an open/ sincere manner; participates effectively in meetings; assists in finding solutions as well as identifying problems; communicates appropriately with supervisor, managed staff and co-workers. Able to manage other individuals and maintain calm and reliable demeanor in the face of challenges.
    • Self-Management: (Adaptability/Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Autonomy); adapts readily to changes in routine; works effectively in stressful situations; needs limited guidance and direction; is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; is reliable and dependable; is results-oriented; maintains productivity and composure under pressure; views problems as opportunities to create solutions.
    • Thinking Skills: Diagnoses problems efficiently; gathers sufficient input before making decision or plans; makes timely decision, quickly determines sources of problem, identifies information needed to solve problem and analyzes alternative solutions, communicates issues and decisions effectively to team. 
    • Customer Orientation: Sensitive & responsive to internal and external customer needs; demonstrates skills in customer services and satisfaction; maintains a positive attitude, willing to listen to customer problems and seeks solutions; stays in tune with changing needs of customers.

    Travel: Minimal as needed to visit remote offices/partners

     

    Relocation Assistance: Provided for the ideal candidate.

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