Director, IT Quality

Location: Montpelier, VT (05601)
Company: National Life Group
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 24 days ago
Reposted: 3 days ago
Director, IT QualitySummaryThe Head of Quality Engineering will play a key leadership role on the IT Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) team. This role leads the Quality Engineering Center of Excellence (QECoE), which is responsible for the overall defining, implementing, and monitoring of National Life Group's (NLG's) enterprise quality standards.

This position operates with a high degree of independence and thought leadership, collaborating with business unit, IT leaders, and IT vendors to deliver projects and systems that meet NLG's enterprise quality standards. In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring the performance of QE Leads in the QECoE, including coaching and mentoring, and performance evaluation through regular feedback sessions, in accordance with NLG's standards and processes.This position is responsible for ensuring that NLG QE frameworks and tools are adopted, and for the identification, evaluation, and implementation of new frameworks, technologies, and techniques in support of enterprise quality standards, as well as for advancing NLG's Culture of Quality.

Collaboration with other IT and business leaders is critical to the success of the QECoE, ensuring teams have input on enterprise quality standards, and can support them, and that business objectives are met with the requisite level of quality. This role will be a direct report to the Vice President of Applications within the National Life IT organization and will be based either in Dallas (Addison), TX or Montpelier, VT.Key ResponsibilitiesProvide overall QECoE leadership, mentoring and coaching QE Leads, vendor resources and NLG employees on enterprise quality standards, frameworks, and industry best practices.

Collaborate with business and IT leaders to understand business and technical goals and objectives. Using this knowledge, define and achieve support for enterprise quality standards and a strategy to achieve those standards. Roll up your sleeves and deeply understand all enterprise projects.

Participate from inception in order to connect the portfolio and play a key role in deliveryDrive automation where possible to lower delivery timelines and improve qualityDrive quality standards across multiple development methodologies and platforms (waterfall, agile and DevOps and development platforms including mainframe, open systems and cloud)Liaison with developers and business and lead the selection of tools, processes and talent for qualityAdvise and influence senior and executive leadership on all software quality mattersDrive continuous improvement in QE performance by providing ongoing and regular performance metric reporting as compared to NLG quality standards & best practices.Actively lead and manage vendors, both software and resource providers, to ensure compliance with National Life Group's enterprise quality standards and expectations.RequirementsBachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience5-7 years of demonstrated, progressive leadership roles within Quality Assurance or Quality EngineeringAdvanced certification from a nationally recognized entity such as ASTQB or QAI preferredStrong QE knowledge and skills, with ability to lead teams through complex initiativesLife & Annuity insurance industry experience desiredExperience working in an ITIL process environmentExperience working with and managing IT outsourced vendors with strong ability to effectively lead and manage remote and offshore teamsMust be a self-starter and be able to work independently as well as being a team playerExcellent written and verbal communication and presentation skillsAbility to think creatively and to drive innovationStrong situational analysis and decision-making abilitiesAbility to work collaborative across business units and IT customersAbility to work in a fast-paced environment; strong organizational skills a mustbase compensation range represents the low and high end of the range for this position.

Actual compensation will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, location, and experience. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees.Other rewards may include an annual bonus, quarterly bonuses, commissions, and other long-term incentive compensation, depending on the position.

National Life offers a competitive total rewards package which includes: a 401(k) retirement plan match; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a company funded wellness account for director and below employees; 10 paid holidays; a generous paid time off plan (22 days of combined time-off for non-exempt employees and exempt employees have discretion in managing their time, including scheduling time off in the normal course of business, but in no event will exempt employees receive less sick time than required by state or local law); 6 weeks of paid parental leave; and 6 weeks of paid family leave after a year of full-time employment.National Life is accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis and the role remains open until filled. National Life GroupĀ® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT - founded in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX - chartered in 1955, and their affiliates.

Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company.

All other entities are independent of the companies of National Life Group.Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated financial results of all National Life Group companies. National Life Group1 National Life DrMontpelier, VT 05604Social Media PolicySite Disclosure and Privacy PolicyJob SummaryRequisition Number: DIREC002824Job Category: ITSchedule: Full-Time.

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Posted Date : Wed, 29 May 2024

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