Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Senior Software Development Manager

    Location US-CO-Denver (DTC)
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 2:51 PM)
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  • Position Highlights

    Be Bold Be Brilliant


    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 one or more teams involved in the analysis, configuration, development, customization and implementation of applications. Ensures projects are completed within committed time and budget and are integrated with other applications. Generates implementation and support policies, standards and procedures.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Manages staff and subordinate managers responsible for the analysis, configuration, customization and implementation of applications.
    • Communicates and coordinates with other team leads, business leadership, and Project Management to ensure the appropriate integration of processes and modules. Drives the design and implementation of new business processes with organizational structure and required configuration. Considers technical, system and infrastructure resource requirements for proposed changes.
    • Manages the accurate development and maintenance of functional and/or technical documentation. Delegates maintenance and revisions to staff and subordinate managers as necessary.
    • Manages application quality assurance including the development and execution of test plans through direct reports. Recommends modifications to applications to systems leadership and key stakeholders. Ensures delivery satisfies system and business requirements.
    • Manages 1st and/or 2nd level support coverage in response to highly complex issues. Implements policies and procedures for ongoing maintenance as they require creation or revision. Schedules staff for on call coverage as necessary.
    • 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.
    • Establishes, interprets and adjusts standards by which subordinates operate. Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns projects/work for the department. Is ultimately responsible for success of all departmental projects. Has authority to make exceptions to policy or procedures. Makes decisions on pay, performance, appraisals, work schedules, discipline and hiring.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience. 
    • Master's degree in related systems or business field is strongly desired.
    • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience designing and/or supporting system applications, including at least six (6) years experience directly managing people including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.
    • Operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.Understand operating budget for the department and work within budget. Identify opportunities to increase productivity or reduce expenses.Internal contact with all areas of the company depending on active projects External contact with vendors and auditorsInterviewing, selecting, and training employees.
    • Coaching and developing employees.
    • Writing and conducting performance reviews.
    • Distributing work among employees.
    • Teams greater than 10


    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Normal Office Working Conditions. May be required to work on-call shifts as necessary. Overtime may be required. Other physical duties as required.


    This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the job.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.   You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the responsibilities and/or tasks listed in this job description.   You may be required perform other duties that are not included on this job description.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

    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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