IT People Development Leader, Investments

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 6 months ago


  • Do you enjoy attracting, developing, and retaining top talent to empower successful delivery of high-quality technical solutions?
  • Do you value mentoring and collaborating with technical engineers?
  • Are you a proven leader with experience in strategic systems thinking and staff development?

Join Thrivent, a Fortune 500 not-for-profit membership organization with a mission to help others use money wisely to live generously!

Job Description

Professional Staff Development

  • Provide coaching and mentorship as it relates to achieving individual professional goals and objectives

  • Facilitate growth by connecting individuals to internal and/or external resources and opportunities

  • Bring new members into the team as needed within the context of a teaming structure

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Develop strategic staffing plans that position the team to successfully deliver solutions that align to business initiative and day to day operational needs

  • Manage compensation cycle analysis and planning

  • Promote and innovate with the entire department our agile thinking around product delivery and team effectiveness

Performance Management

  • Facilitate regular performance check-ins to support dedication, engagement, and accountability. Ensure expectations are managed and that individuals are aware, informed, and aligned

  • Recognize and reward in a fair and timely manner with an appropriate balance between team and individual

  • Encourage and assist in development of feedback solicitation strategies that provide a 360 viewpoint

Technical Leadership

  • Promote practices in engineering that enable high quality solutions

  • Foster a creative culture that promotes new ideas and sunsets that which has become less relevant

  • Serve as a primary collaboration partner for cross-company corporate projects as needed

  • Provide technical mentoring with a focus on effective, efficient, and elegant solutions

  • Develop relationships with business owners and partners to drive a culture of technical partnership in support of the Engineering staff

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, MIS, Finance, or a related field, or equivalent business experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • 5+ years of experience as a leader in a people management and development role

  • 8+ years of meaningful experience leading technical business systems development

  • Proven competence in a leadership position working with technology support areas

  • Experience in a shop that operates with an Agile mindset and uses specific frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.

  • Interest in Asset Management/Investments including invested asset types (stocks and bonds) and securities markets

  • Experience working with an agile mindset and as a member of a Scrum team preferred

  • Investment systems or data experience a plus

You don't need to be Christian to join our team. You do need the passion to guide our members on their Wise With Money Journey, equipping them to live more content, confident and generous lives. Thrivent strives to provide an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, sex, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

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IT People Development Leader, Investments

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans