Aegon Asset Management Lead IT Business Systems Analyst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Job FamilyIT - Business Analysis
Job Description SummaryThis position will primarily be responsible for partnering with stakeholders of IUL/VUL Products and ensuring that the strategic direction is aligned architecturally with the organization. Focusing on continuous delivery for initiatives on the Change Roadmap as well as “run the business” and compliance requests, ensure that the various technical teams are positioned for execution success. Provides applied leadership for any new platforms or systems to be used by the specified Life Product(s). Partners with business owners and IT groups to deliver measurable value that directly benefits the bottom line.Job Description
Transamerica has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years, and we’re proud of the trust we’ve earned. But we believe our responsibility goes beyond insurance, investments, and retirement accounts. We’re also in the business of helping people improve their financial and personal well-being, so they can add more years to their lives, and more life to their years.
Manage roadmap to ensure accurate execution and continuous delivery for IUL/VUL products.
Provide IT input and strategic direction for 2022-2023 roadmaps for IUL/VUL Products, Including Business Architecture to ensure strategic direction is aligned organizationally.
Manage the additional features needed on new Admin Platform for IUL/VUL.
Drive teams and vendors to deliver on RTS and non-RTS milestones.
Partner in business planning, stakeholder at MSRB – IT “Go To” for IUL/VUL products.
Increase technology visibility across Business, Marketing, Distribution.
Drive Agile / Life Product Factory models, reduce dependencies and WIP.
Closely manage TA and vendor outcomes.
Eliminate blockers for development/testing/deployment teams.
Provide technical knowhow and leadership to the development teams to deliver quality solutions utilized by specified Life products but aligning with other Life products and Lines of Business. Continue to drive IT team toward continuous delivery of initiatives, run the business requests, and compliance items per the roadmap developed with the business. Closely manage TA and vendor outcomes.
Support best practices for releasing capabilities iteratively, ex: Friends & family/alpha testing for new features.
Partner with senior leadership and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Work with cross functional leaders to understand and influence business strategy, set priorities, and define technology goals.
Oversee managed services contracts for implementation efforts for new platforms or new systems impacting specified Life Products.
Identify opportunities to utilize third-party software development frameworks, open source libraries, and APIs in agile, and speed to market focused development for business partners.
Bring a passion to stay on top of technical trends, experiment with new technologies, and participate in internal and external technology communities.
Achieve world-class quality of service with oversight, monitoring key performance indicators, managing internal controls, and keeping abreast of market events and industry changes.
Act quickly and appropriately to solve problems, bring clarity, eliminate blockers, and minimize the impact of unforeseen circumstances.
Drive a culture of change and innovation which constructively challenges the status quo and leads to prudent experimentation. Have a growth mindset with the ability to adopt new practices and spearhead adoption.
Develop staff through coaching, provide timely performance feedback and assessments and establish performance and development plans. Mentor current and future leaders, ensuring a constantly rising bar in technical excellence and professional growth.
Bachelor’s degree in an IT or business discipline, or equivalent education/experience
Eight years of experience in business systems analysis
Excellent written/oral communication and business partnering skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve and explain complex issues to business partners, team members, and management
Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Results oriented with strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities within deadlines
Ability to quickly grasp technology concepts
Master’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other technical field
5-7 years experience with Index Universal Life Products
Six years of experience managing a diverse team and leading cross-functional teams
Experience managing vendor relationships, including product/service evaluation, contract negotiations, and on-going relationship management
Results oriented with a strong customer focus
Strong communication skills to delivery highly relevant and effective information to the Board, executives, and employees
Ability to synthesize ambiguous and complex information in a way the leads to substantive actionable outcomes
Proactive mindset to drive change, question assumptions and push for innovation solutions
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Technical communication skills and the ability to present information to all levels of the organization
Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment and identify, define, and resolve organizational issues
Creative analytical thinker
Ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines
Understanding of AWS, API, and real time data processing architectures
Knowledge of the financial services industry
Commuting Remote: Will need to report to a Company office location at times, but will perform their work primarily remotely.
*Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. *
The salary for this position generally ranges between $84,000 - $111,000 . This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.
This position is also typically eligible for an annual bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion at a rate of 12.5%.
Normal office environment (onsite 5 days a week)
What You Receive:
A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!
Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship
Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits ; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.
Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of persons and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Why Work for Us
Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.
Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.
Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/benefits/) .
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.
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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.
Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.