Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

Senior Manager Software Development

US-CO-Denver (DTC)
2 weeks ago
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Position Highlights

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration


Manages the technical design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex proprietary and/or purchased software systems/applications in support of the financial services and investments divisions.  Develops and documents system/application scope and objectives, defines project plans, and ensures actual performance satisfies program specifications and business need.  Serves as applications architect within assigned areas, and manages multiplatform/cross-application implementations and enhancements.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Manages team(s) that perform technical design, development and/or repair of complex software systems/application functionality. Provides subject matter expertise on multiplatform applications and determines course of action under the direction of systems leadership.
  2. Manages the system development lifecycle including the design, coding, testing, documentation, installation, maintenance, and support of proprietary and/or purchased software systems/applications.
  3. Assigns teams and individual staff to projects of varying scope. Ensures projects are completed on time and within predefined requirements and budgets. Communicates projects status to business leadership and liaises project issues to systems leadership. Accountable for team performance within assigned projects.
  4. Establishes, interprets and adjusts SOP's by which subordinates operate. Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns projects/work for the department.  Guides the talent identification and development processes for their staff.  Makes decisions on pay, performance, appraisals, work schedules, discipline and hiring.
  5. Works across functions with peers in other groups to ensure collaboration for shared goals.
  6. Interacts with senior management for reporting, strategy development, and execution planning.
  • Normal Office Working Conditions.
  • Will make independent decisions with limited direction.
  • Budget for team is managed at higher levels in the organizational structure.
  • High involvement internally across teams.  
  • Will manage a team of developers who work on the company' s record keeping platform.  Will also have responsibility for working with a global team.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience. Master's degree in related systems or business field is strongly desired.
  • FINRA Series 99 license may be required within GWRS established timelines.
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience including at least two (2) years experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.
  • Current or past experience in leading teams developing in C, Pro *C, & Oracle toolset
  • Experience with AWS or other public cloud providers strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and Experience in leading teams developing in the following languages strongly preferred :
    • Java Rest/Microservices
    • HTML5- React/Angular 4
    • JavaScript
    • Python
    • PostgreSQL
    • JAVA (client)
    • Objective C

About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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