VP, Technology Foundation Sun Life Financial Windsor

Title Vp, Technology Foundation
Date 2020
Company Sun Life Financial
City Windsor

Short Description :

Engineering, related field or equivalent work experience Required with 15+ years industry experience with deep expertise in Technology, Production Support, Infrastructure, Data Privacy, and Security Develop strategy and roadmap for capabilities in conjunction with ,…

Full Description :

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleaguesexperts in their fieldswho are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clientswho are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

The VP Information Technology, Technology Foundation drives innovation and adoption of industry best practices, while leading application maintenance, security, and stability of key platforms. Key strategic collaborator to global enterprise services to provide the infrastructure backbone and operations for IT and Digital products. The VP will identify, develop and implement near and long term winning strategies for the maintenance, retirement, currency, and rationalization of technologies and services that support the US Business Group as well as lead disaster recovery and business continuity planning. With a deep understanding of application support and maintenance, technology platforms, and digital transformations, the VP will modernize Sun Life’s culture and technology footprint, implementing state of the art and leading technology solutions. This individual will also actively engage and partner with key stakeholders across the Information Technology organization, global Enterprise Services, and broader Sun Life business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accomplished recognition as a transformational leader of technology, infrastructure, and application maintenance organizations, processes, and people
  • Awareness of Digital and Agile methodologies with broad infrastructure experience
  • Demonstrate executive level thought leadership, strategy development, and financial and operational planning
  • Rationalize applications within and across various business groups and a large enterprise
  • Develop strategy and roadmap for capabilities in conjunction with enterprise groups, vendors and other internal technology partners to remove technical debt and keep technology and application platforms current and secure
  • Develop ecosystem scorecards, SLA’s and KPI’s in conjunction with the enterprise and other technology partners to evaluate success and determine areas for improvement and areas of opportunity
  • Understand and interpret industry trends, influence business partners, and implement proactive solutions
  • Strong ability to both operate in, and lead, Agile teams in a large complex organization
  • Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills
  • Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency
  • Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority)
  • Exercise independent and fair consensus-building skills when conflicts arise
  • Demonstrate team building skills by developing high performing teams, setting a positive tone and leading by example
  • Successful business leader with proven track record of positive influence and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Ensure exceptional client and business partner experience, ability to scale technology and provide innovative solutions. The leader must be team oriented, accountable and able to build trust across the organization
  • Use deep expertise in Strategy and IT to structure approaches to address complex projects and vague problems, understand and articulate the paths to solutions, and align the right people/resources against the right work
  • Coach and build high-performing teams

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, related field or equivalent work experience Required with 15+ years industry experience with deep expertise in Technology, Production Support, Infrastructure, Data Privacy, and Security
  • 12+ Years of IT Management, program management, consulting and/or strategy experience required
  • 10+ years’ experience successfully influencing executive leaders
  • Experience across all IT functional areas preferred
  • Experience with digital technologies and successful launches of cloud solutions
  • Recognition as a transformational leader with proven ability to demonstrate leadership through influence, and lead change management
  • Proven experience building and supporting CICD automated pipelines with on-prem, cloud and hybrid infrastructures in an agile, DevOps context
  • Ability to form and lead centers of excellence that enable and partner with other technology and business teams
  • Hold the rare combination of technical, business, and emotional intelligence with significant senior-level management experience in a complex IT environment
  • Strong business and process knowledge, technology implementation, change management and large-scale program management expertise
  • Experience leading teams and organizations across large scale transformations
  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations
  • Thought leader, consensus builder, and an integrator of people and processes
  • Able to coordinate disparate drivers, constraints and personalities while maintaining objectivity and a strong understanding that client success and transformational value should go hand in hand
  • Proven track record as a results oriented, innovative and transformative leader that collaborates across the enterprise, manages outcomes, builds effective relationships, and successfully drives large complex change
  • Strategic AgilityAble to make critical connections across the organization in order to anticipate end-to-end impacts and to identify opportunities for scale and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to culturally transform our organization
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at senior levels Sun Life in order to influence decisions with internal and external business partners; Communicates direction, vision, and strategy to engage team, peers, and senior management.
  • Must be able to successfully drive change and influence behavior without direct organizational authority.
  • Create a High Performance Culture, Resource Management, strong project and process management skills.
  • Ability to make connections across the organization in order to create scale and efficiency in current and future operations.
  • Seeks self-awareness, taking action to build trust and credibility. Holds things together and acts as a settling influence during tough times.
  • Manages Complexity: Maintains momentum by managing dilemmas and dealing well with ambiguity. Demonstrates courage by deciding and acting in the face of uncertainty. Works in a balanced fashion, managing tough calls by being adaptable and flexible to ensure needs of competing stakeholders are fairly and equitably met.

is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter – for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career.

Visit us at www.sunlife.com/us to learn more.

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