USAMinneapolis MN 554165701 Golden Hills Dr.Minneapolis, MN9999-12-16T00:00:000falseAt the core of the Allianz Group's strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a 'digital by default' strategy. Allianz Technology is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology employees around the globe have committed themselves.
We at Allianz Technology of America equip the Allianz Group in the Americas with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology of America, innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day.An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~ENAllianz is the home for those who dare a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry.
Our main ambition is to be our customers' trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.Minneapolis, MNAt Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected and valued.Education & Skills ~crlf~ Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university in the field of computer science or information systems and 15 years related work experience. ~crlf~ Minimum 10 years' experience managing and/or directing an IT operation. ~crlf~~crlf~Responsibilities~crlf~~crlf~ Develop and maintain processes/procedures to ensure attainment of IT service level agreements for all business units within the organization. ~crlf~ Plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations within the shared platform environment~crlf~ Work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization~crlf~Strategy and Planning ~crlf~ Formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies. ~crlf~ Manage operational and strategic planning to achieve business outcomes through proper planning, collaboration, negotiation and execution. ~crlf~~crlf~Operational Management~crlf~~crlf~ Lead IT staff, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions. ~crlf~ Create strategic vision for business alignment and constantly improve/re-engineer processes to achieve business and IT goals. ~crlf~ Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities. ~crlf~ Develop and review budgets and ensure they comply with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives.
Review performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements. ~crlf~ Benchmark, analyze, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement of the IT infrastructure and IT systems. ~crlf~ Develop bid requirements for all hardware and software upgrades, reviews submitted bids for compliance with stated requirements, and makes the appropriate award. ~crlf~ Oversee the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on department needs. ~crlf~ Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.~crlf~ Direct research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts.~crlf~ Develop, implement and maintain IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision. ~crlf~ Effectively manage relationships with vendors, outsourcers, and consultants - including contracts, service agreements, and escalations.~crlf~~crlf~Supervisory Responsibilities~crlf~~crlf~ Manage IT leaders and front-line personnel. ~crlf~ Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. ~crlf~ Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, on-boarding, and developing personnel; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance.~crlf~ Ability to mentor and drive results across several areas of the organization. ~crlf~~crlf~Allianz Technology of America is looking for a Director of Shared Platforms. This role is being created to lead the team that is responsible for the availability and performance of the Shared Platforms (Citrix, Exchange, Sharepoint, etc.) infrastructure in North America as used by the Allianz Group of companies. By tapping into your strong infrastructure experience, you will build upon our state-of-the-art technology and construct the processes needed for us to continuously operate, innovate and grow.
You will play a key role in driving Allianz Technology of America's enterprise IT infrastructure technology roadmap and ongoing support lifecycle. To effectively lead this team, you will fully understand and have sufficient background in enterprise IT infrastructure strategy and operations to lead a team of employees and contractor subject matter experts. In other words, you have worked your way up the IT Leadership ladder, which has provided you with a deep knowledge, understanding of and competency in these areas, which allows you to lead by example rather than by title./sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_applwizard?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9QzJFQkRFMURDRjAyMUVFQTg4OEE4MDdCREQwRjQwRUQ%3d&sap-wd-configid=ZA_AGT_GC_UNREG&sap-client=100&sap-language=EN&sap-ep-themeroot=%2fSAP%2fPUBLIC%2fBC%2fUR%2fnw5%2fthemes%2fZAGTLSfalse0AZTA56953845-E