Application Development Manager
Company: Farm Bureau Financial Services
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Application Development ManagerDo you have proven passion for
leadership, customer focus, and teamwork? Do you have a desire to
drive and support strategic initiatives that directly impact
company goals and vision? Are you self-driven and thrive in a fast
paced, results oriented environment? If so, this Application
Development Manager opportunity might just be the perfect match for
you! We are seeking an individual with strong leadership and
collaboration skills to manage an application development team
within our Marketing & Distribution IT department. This team is
responsible for the agent/producer commission and incentive system
and all integrations related to agent/producer data. In this
position you will have the opportunity to partner with Business and
IT leadership, and application teams from across the organization,
to drive tactical and strategic imperatives for the company. This
role will also work closely with the team's engineers to develop
application roadmaps and recommendations for future capabilities.
The successful candidate would have the ability to effectively lead
a group of high-performing individuals, have experience with
software development practices and project delivery, and can
communicate effectively with various levels of the organization.
Who We Are: At Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members
can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars, and other
property are protected. We value a culture where integrity,
teamwork, passion, service, leadership, and accountability are at
the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We're
proud of our more than 75-year commitment to protecting the
livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an
atmosphere where our employees thrive. What You'll Do:
- Oversee all aspects of staffing including selection,
training/development, performance reviews, managing capacity/demand
of work and controlling workflow, motivation of employees, and
assigned budget activities.
- Responsible for ensuring the goals of the company are
communicated effectively to staff, that the goals of the team are
in alignment with driving organizational results, and for driving
goals and objectives as a part of the Marketing & Distribution IT
- Serve as a key liaison between the team and the business areas
it supports to interpret and analyze complex business problems and
ensure the delivery of products and services.
- Work with other IT leaders, engineers, and development teams to
implement high risk, highly complex business applications by
defining business scope, objectives, requirements, and deliverables
based on system development methodologies.
- Identify business system problems, determine level of urgency,
work with technical team, and communicate to impacted stakeholders
regarding issues, status, and resolution.
- Partner with IT leaders, engineers, and technical team to
design solutions that are compliant with underlying principles,
assumptions, and strategies.
- Partner with engineers and technical team to ensure the
integrity of all system applications within their accountability
are maintained at all times and make recommendations for
- Partner with the IT Director to manage vendor relationships,
including coordination with offshore development teams, Service
Level Agreements, and to set priorities that are in line with
- Keep abreast of current technologies and assist the business
with prioritization of maintenance and projects, ensuring that
initiatives with the greatest benefit/risk will be worked first.
What It Takes to Join Our Team:
- College degree or equivalent plus 8 years relevant experience
required. 2 years prior supervisory/management experience
- Strong leadership skills and a passion for developing people is
- Very strong oral and written communication, planning, decision
making, and negotiation skills.
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build
effective relationships with Business, IT, and external
- Strong analytical/conceptual thinking skills, strategic
thinking, and the ability to deliver outcomes is required.
- Must have a strong aptitude to learn both business and
technical terms and processes.
- Solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle,
Agile principles, and technologies specific to a distributed
environment a plus.
- Prior experience with financial or commission applications a
- Must have or attain a strong understanding of all entities of
the FBL Financial Group. What We Offer You: When you're on our
team, you get more than a great paycheck. You'll hear about career
development and educational opportunities. We offer an enhanced
401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits,
and life and disability insurance options. We also offer paid time
off, including holidays and volunteer time, "dress for your day"
dress code and teams who know how to have fun. Add to that an
onsite wellness facility with fitness classes and programs, a
daycare center, a cafeteria, and even an onsite medical clinic. We
told you--- where the grass really IS greener! Work
Authorization/SponsorshipApplicants must be currently authorized to
work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are not able to
sponsor now or in the future, or take over sponsorship of, an
employment visa or work authorization for this role. For example,
we are not able to sponsor OPT status.
Keywords: Farm Bureau Financial Services, West Des Moines , Application Development Manager, Executive , West Des Moines, Iowa
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