Arch

  • VP, IT Applications, Investment Services

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh
    Job ID
    2018-1702
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Company

     

    Arch Capital Group Ltd. is a Bermuda-based company which provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis.  Arch Capital Services Inc. provides support and expertise to entities across ACGL to help them operate effectively and efficiently. Arch is committed to helping its associates create what’s next by providing access to a variety of programs supporting your professional development and a culture that encourages innovation, collaboration and professional growth. We seek talent that thinks innovatively, values collaboration and will go the extra mile to serve our customers and develop our company.

    Responsibilities

    The Position

     

    The VP, IT Applications, Investment Systems will responsible for IT strategy and implementation in support of Arch Investment Management (AIM) including the product strategy, product roadmap development, and market delivery/operation of the product offerings. This position will report to the Chairman, GSO and the SVP, Chief Investment Services Officer.  A successful candidate would be an experienced dynamic, multidimensional digital professional who is strategic, technologically savvy, and skilled in both product strategy and operational efficiencies.

     

     

    Job Responsibilities

    • Understand the strategic direction of AIM and manage the technology applications and data integrations to enhance the operation of the business

    • Define requirements, test plans, and deployment plans in support of the investment group

    • Active in the design, planning, system selection, development and configuration, implementation, testing, and support
    • Prioritize, manage, and communicate plans for system capabilities and deployment

    • Work within the Information Technology (IT) group and manage service providers to implement the needs of the business

    • Function as IT project manager and business analyst

    • Communicate the status of projects and deliverables to individuals involved 

    • Perform market research, market validation and whitespace analysis to identify new opportunities for existing and new features and functionality

    • Foster close relationships with key market constituents to validate product strategy and roadma

    • Deeply understand the business case for proposed products and initiatives in assigned business segment, including cost/benefit estimates, market trends, competitive and risk analysis, industry best practices and product development timelines

    Qualifications

    Desired Skills  

    • Communication Skills:
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong listening skills
      • Ability to effectively communicate business and technical information to audiences with varying backgrounds
      • Ability to communicate with offshore teams and technical development teams
      • Ability to interact with senior management in a professional manner
    • Problem Solving Skills:

      • Collaborate with personnel from many departments to resolve issues
      • Work cross-functionally and think creatively, critically and strategically
      • Able to translate business needs into efficient technology solutions
    • Leadership Skills:
      • Ability to effectively plan, facilitate, and participate in meetings with employees from all organizational levels
      • Effectively use teamwork to contribute to a high-morale/high-performance team culture, leading by example
      • Effective team player and collaborator
      • Strong skills in prioritization and reprioritization to react to a dynamic environment as Arch continues to evolve
      • Results driven with the ability to work independently as a self-starter

     Desired Education/Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Investment management experience is required with 10+ years in the industry; direct experience with Risk, Performance Attribution, Accounting, Data Warehousing, Workflow and Reconciliation systems for Investment teams and asset manager is ideal
    • Experience with project management and/or implementation of system requirements based on changes in workflow or changes in business requirements
    • 15+ years business analysis experience including writing detailed business plans and business cases with detailed scopes of work, business process reengineering, building test case scenarios and data quality initiatives for system integration projects
    • Prior experience with the suite of Blackrock Aladdin tools, Bloomberg and Clearwater is preferred

     

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