Information Technology Development Manager (with Guidewire experience)

Date: Sep 9, 2023

Location: Thornhill, ON, CA, L3T 0A1

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

CCG is looking for an experience Development Manager with 10+ years’ experience and at least 5 years experience  P&C insurance industry to join our team to be responsible for the below.

Who we are

As Canada's largest automobile association, we are passionate about keeping our members safe-- whether they are on the road, at home, or travelling abroad. Meeting the diverse needs of our two-million Members requires high performing, forward thinking, and innovative people who work collaboratively to keep propelling our business forward. Life at CAA Club Group is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development-- and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results. CAA Club Group (CCG) is known for providing stellar emergency roadside assistance to our motoring Members and non-Members. We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do

  • Plans, assigns, and directs the tasks and activities of technical personnel involved in the analysis, design, and development functions required to build or install software applications.
  • Develop development best practices & standards and build governance processes and KPI’s to measure effectiveness.
  • Creates a supportive team-oriented work environment that enables team members to develop professionally, and that values quality, customer satisfaction, creativity, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Architect Property & Casualty insurance solutions in an API based environment using SOAP/REST, Message Queues, Event Messages & Batch processes
  • Manages the daily operations of Property & Casualty insurance related application development teams in support of business operations.
  • Partners with business leaders, architects, and other IT leaders and staff to deliver solutions that support business initiatives.
  • Helps develop and maintain an application development strategy for the organization.
  • Evaluates, installs, configures, and deploys new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications.
  • Ensures that all software development and integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, security compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Reviews requests for application changes, upgrades, and enhancements to ensure they meet the needs of the business.
  • Participates in strategic planning and assist in determining project priorities that meet strategic demands.
  • Prepares regular reports for senior-level management to communicate status updates.
  • Evaluates and report on how technology may be effectively employed to achieve corporate goals
  • Managing day to day interactions with project sponsors and stakeholders on projects scheduling and planning, business requirement gathering and scoping, estimation, development resources planning and allocation through all phases of project life cycle and iteration. 

Who You Are

  • Nice to have Guidewire Certification at Professional or ACE level
  • 10 years minimum java development experience with five years at technical/managerial leadership level.
  • 5 years Integration experience using SOAP/REST protocols and  Message Queues,
  • Nice to have guidewire development experience
  • Nice to have guidewire integration experience
  • Ability to be hands-on to resolve challenges and issue
  • Experience with Agile methodology.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Results-oriented and able to work under pressure to deliver projects on time.