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Director of IT Integrations
Ref No.: 18-03207
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 135,000.00 - 155,000.00 /Year
IT Integrations Manager - **open to Senior Manager or Director level based on experience

Position Summary

My client is a global Insurance Company currently looking for an IT Integrations Manager. They are also open to hiring a Senior Manager or Director level of IT Integrations, depending on experience. This Integrations Manager/Director will be responsible for providing technical direction to the onsite team, offshore and nearshore development/QA teams and liaising with stakeholders to deliver robust, sound technical solutions to support and grow the business. The technologies platform consists of custom hardware and software - including .Net code running in Microsoft Azure and on AWS. The Manager of IT Integrations will help organize, develop and architect the future of our platform. This position will design features in a way that balances thoughtful reuse with the integration of systems and technologies. The ability to think holistically about a system composed of diverse technologies is required.
For the Manager level role, it will require a hands on Manager that could ask for 60% or more time spent on developing/designing solutions.
This position is a full time position with a very competitive base salary, lucrative benefits such as commuter allowance and comprehensive healthcare coverage, and paid time off. 

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to offshore/nearshore team
  • Leading a team of developers utilizing Duck Creek development, C# .Net development and SCRUM
  • Manage the offshore/nearshore QA team and be the point person to this team
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to integrate current/pending systems with multiple-vendors; Ability to translate business requirements into viable/scalable/robust solutions
  • Manage and hire top development resources (staff, and consultants) to ensure consistent development and delivery of technical solutions
  • Develop, enhance, and champion software application tools, modules, etc., in accordance with standardized architectural, testing, and documentation specifications.
  • Oversee development, design and conduct code reviews with development team(s)
  • Provide feedback on testing (QA, Integration, UAT), end-user training / documentation efforts
  • Maintain custom applications / code modules functionality through vendor architecture / API changes and enhancements based on standardized application lifecycle management processes
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in related field preferred
  • Integrity, credibility, and a strong commitment to the company's mission 
  • Excellence operating in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • High level of curiosity to learn about everything relevant to the job and industry
  • Minimum 10 years of application development work experience in a variety of coding environments as noted below
  • Strong design, coding, testing, documentation, and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of standard SDLC methodologies (Agile experience is a must)
  • Knowledge of version and revision control / structured change/Defect management practices and procedures (Git Hub, Jira, SVN)
  • Demonstrable expertise in the following database/development environments
    • Duck Creek – Nice to have
    • .Net Frameworks; C#; JS; Web API;
    • SQL Server;
    • Data Lake/Data Warehouse – Nice to have
    • Cloud (Azure, AWS)
    • CMS (Sitecore, DNN, Ektron) – Nice to have
  • Insurance industry experience a plus