Arch

  • VP, Software Development

    Job Locations US-NC-Greensboro
    Job ID
    2018-2172
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Vice President, Software Development provides leadership in aligning information systems development with business objectives for assigned all Enterprise systems and/or technologies.  The incumbent provides overall direction and guidance to software engineering managers, Database specialists, engineers/developers and contract labor teams.  She/he drives software development across multiple teams and phases to ensure execution of project work plans. Determines department priorities and ensures software development & data management objectives are met.

     

     

    Arch MI is a new and growing mortgage insurance company with a strong and global parent – Arch Capital Group Ltd.  If you’re interested in joining a dynamic company and working with a team of motivated, high caliber people, apply today and come grow with us!

    Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for effective and timely development of new and/or enhanced systems/technologies.
    2. Monitors all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle and Production Support service levels. Ensures high level technical support is provided.
    3. Works closely with customers, other IT managers, and management to identify and maximize opportunities to use technology to improve business processes.
    4. Prepares business cases, including financial analyses of potential new technologies/systems/applications. Evaluates based on company strategic needs and resource availability.
    5. Oversees business analysis, development work and quality assurance of projects for assigned systems/technologies.
    6. Collaborates effectively at all levels to prepare strategic plans. Ensures system requests tie into objectives of the company strategy map and budgets.
    7. Contributes to the development of information technology development standards, policies, processes and procedures to ensure consistent compatibility and integration throughout the company.
    8. Continuously reviews the technology needs of supported business functions/processes relative to new technological developments and trends. Keeps abreast of the industry and emerging technology
    9. Participates in vendor/strategic partner evaluations and monitors the relationship on an ongoing basis.
    10. Prepares/manages department budget: P&L forecasting, operational/capital expenditures, contract negotiations and invoice processing
    11. Leads and manages team to accomplish objectives through effective recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management and rewards & recognition.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge & Skills:

    1. Broad knowledge of software development techniques, processes, methods and best practices. Proficiency with various programming languages used.
    2. Knowledge of application test automation products, processes, and best practices
    3. Thorough knowledge of all assigned Systems, applications, technologies.
    4. Strong understanding of Agile development and conventional method and its application to company technology needs.
    5. High level knowledge/expertise in databases development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale business applications.
    6. Strong strategic decision making & long term planning abilities to manage resources and develop efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.
    7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead and motivate team.
    8. Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation & consultative skills for effective collaboration with senior management.
    9. Good general business acumen.

     

    Education & Experience:

    Required knowledge & skills would typically be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree and 10 to 15 years of related experience in software development & architecture design, including project management and business analysis. Significant management experience would typically be required.

     

     

    About Our Company

    Arch Mortgage Insurance Company is the flagship U.S.-based mortgage insurer of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a leading insurance and reinsurance company operating through its subsidiaries worldwide. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, our company is committed to our employees and our customers.  Our Total Rewards package offers competitive pay and valuable benefits.  Plus you’ll have access to a variety of programs supporting your professional development and a culture that encourages innovation, collaboration and professional growth.

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