Manager of Information Technology & Development

  • Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
  • Sep 04, 2017

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Manager of Information Technology & Development will oversee teams of developers and/or supervisors within Transamerica. As a Manager of Information Technology & Development, you will drive development and implementation efforts of our web application solutions and ensure alignment with company goals. The Manager of Information Technology & Development will be partnering with executive leadership throughout Transamerica's Information Technology, Retirement Planning and other Business Divisions to provide strategic development solutions.

Job Description


  • Accountable for the performance and results of a team of programmers, developers and/or systems analysts.
  • Manage the technical direction/solution for assigned projects; ensure completion within time and budget constraints.
  • Set goals and performance expectations for individuals and work groups; provide coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Provide technical guidance to employees, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in annual budget planning.


    • Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, CIS or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
    • Eight years of experience leading strong Java and .Net development teams.
    • In-depth knowledge of programming languages or relational databases.
    • Understanding and hands on experience with SQL Server, DB2 and Cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • 10+ years of experience managing geographically dispersed development teams.
      • Able to perform code reviews, ensure code quality, and assist in architecture solutions and development if necessary.
      • Masters degree or technical certifications highly desired.
      • Experience in the insurance/financial services industry.

        Behavioral & Leadership Competencies

        • Experience leading and implementing strategic development initiatives to meet organizational needs.
        • Leading executive presentations for IT and Retirement divisions.
        • Communication and interpersonal skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
        • Management experience required.
        • Analytical and problem solving skills.

          Our Culture

          At Transamerica we promote a Future Fit mindset. What is a Future Fit mindset?

          • Acting as One fosters an environment of positive collaboration.
          • Accountability allows us to own the problem as well as the solution.
          • Agility inspires new ideas, innovation and challenges the status quo.
          • Customer Centricity encourages an above and beyond approach to our customer.

            Working Conditions

            • Office environment.
            • Travel up to 20%.
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