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Director, Solutions Delivery (Investments)

Company: Fidelity & Guaranty Life
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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Director, Solutions Delivery (Investments) Fidelity & Guaranty (“F&G”) —a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (“FNF”), a Fortune 500 company—is committed to helping Americans prepare for and live comfortably in their retirement. Through its subsidiaries, F&G is a leading provider of annuity and life insurance products. For nearly 60 years, we have offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are seeking safety, protection and income solutions to meet their needs.

At F&G, we believe our culture is what makes our company great. In 2019, we received a Top Workplace award, which we credit to our employees' shared cultural values: Collaborative, Authentic, Dynamic and Empowered. We believe that by embracing these values, we will continue to build and strengthen the company, while being a great place to work. We recruit talented and committed individuals to join our team, and we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Organization

This role will lead the technology Solutions Delivery teams supporting the Investment and Investment Risk functions of the organization, reporting to the AVP of Solutions Delivery for Financial Services. The role will be responsible for execution around the entire development lifecycle (ideation, build, support, and sunset) of solutions for the designated functional areas.

Team members may include contractors, consultants, and full-time employees. The team will need to rely on other teams within IT to supply necessary capabilities to fulfill outcomes and goals and will thus need to be able to manage informally as well as formally.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the technical builds across the Investment and Investment Risk systems from design through implementation ensuring quality, timeliness, strict adherence to business requirements, and budget compliance

Enforce standard processes, templates, methods used to support project work

Communicate all technical decisions, issues and risks to IT Leadership and manage technical dependencies within or external to the program

Develop technical solutions, standards and plans for all projects within the program

Identify and prioritize the Investment and Investment Risk data architecture and supporting system and process requirements

Explain and document the architecture and / or other technical changes required, as well as associated benefits, to a diverse group of stakeholders

Review and own technical deliverables from external resources

Provide technology oversight, manages technology related objectives and issues in the Investment and Investment Risk space

Supports Solution Architect’s vision of technical eco-system in alignment with Enterprise Architecture policy, standards, and guidance

Contributes to designing systems and solutions in alignment with department vision while creating a bridge between technology and business teams

Contributes to and executes on technical roadmaps to modernize, enhance, and support the application set of their business partners

Experience and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Management, Management Information Systems, Information Technology or related field

5+ years supporting investment risk, derivatives trading, and fixed income data business functions

3+ years managing/leading teams

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Preferred Requirements

Experience with life/annuity company operations

Experience with a cloud or hybrid platforms such as Azure and AWS

Experience with investment tools such as Bloomberg, FactSet and Morningstar Direct or similar

Skills and Abilities

Strong leadership skills to lead teams with a mix of internal and external resources with a mix of formal reporting relationships (dotted line and solid line)

Visionary and change agent to provide compelling future state and overcome hurdles to change

Strong ability to solve problems; Logical thinker

Excellent verbal and written communication and conflict resolution skills

Strong understanding of data modeling and enterprise data warehousing principles within the cloud

Strong programming and analytical skills

Self-starter can proactively address issues and concerns

Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Ability to weigh different options and associated risks/benefits in order to come up with best recommendations and solutions

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of data transformation (e.g. Alteryx), and data visualization (e.g. Tableau, MS PowerBI)

Ability to effectively operate in support of a complex investment risk, hedging or derivative valuation business domain

Working knowledge of quantitative process, specifically with MATLAB and Python

Knowledge of options pricing and valuation modeling

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Office cubicle work environment with standard office noise level and distractions

Ability to use computer for extended periods whilst sitting

Ability to be flexible to travel up to 10% of the work year

Keywords: Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Des Moines , Director, Solutions Delivery (Investments), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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