Director, IT Delivery - Hybrid

Unum

3.5

(4)

Multiple Locations

Why you should apply for a job to Unum:

  • 4/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 67% female workforce, 59% in management/director roles, and nearly 50% of our board of directors are women.
  • Our workforce includes hybrid, in-office and fully remote employees, striking the right balance to support our customers and each other.
  • We offer 8 weeks paid parental leave, maternity coaching, lactation rooms, fertility support, and $25K per employee for adoption.
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    Position summary

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    General Summary:
    We are seeking an experienced Director of IT Delivery for our Products Journey within our Digital Transformation Organization. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of program and portfolio management, coupled with exceptional leadership and stakeholder management skills.

    Additionally, you will lead and mentor a team of people managers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development, manage a portfolio of IT projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget, use SDLC and agile methodologies to streamline project workflows and enhance delivery efficiency and build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including executive leadership, to ensure alignment and support for IT initiatives.

    This is a hybrid opportunity, combining the benefits of in-office collaboration with the flexibility of remote work. The opportunity involves 3 days in the office and two days remote per week at either our Portland, ME or Chattanooga, TN campus.

    Job Specifications:

    • Degree in computer science preferred, or relevant technical experience

    • Has 8+ years experience in an IT field, or equivalent relevant work experience.

    • Prior management experience is preferred

    • Demonstrates leadership in executing IT plans successfully that enable technical or business capabilities and address technology or business priorities

    • Strong understanding of Agile/Lean leadership principles

    • Exhibits courage by taking smart risks and encouraging others to do so; empowers innovative approaches by motivating others to be proactive and resourceful

    • Has proven and demonstrated knowledge and skills in one or more technologies or industries

    • Able to apply broad business and technology understanding of internal and external trends and capabilities, to ensure successful implementation of IT plans.

    • Able to communicate a compelling vision and need for change that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the process

    • Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking capability

    • Interacts with others, internally and externally, in a way that gives them confidence in their intentions and those of the organization

    • Understands the business case for each deliverable undertaken and works with their manager and product owner to help ensure benefits are realized

    • Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills, and the capability to listen and influence

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Leads functional areas of multiple agile teams to successfully build, enhance, transform or support technology and/or business services by delivering on outcomes.

    • Engages in strategic planning with business and IT stakeholders, to provide direction, guidance or recommendations on technology and architectural considerations.

    • Defines a portfolio of change and roadmap. Engages and influences IT and business leaders to ensure the portfolio will deliver agreed business objectives.

    • Collaborates with IT leadership across various disciplines, provides guidance, direction or recommendations to address a wide range of business and technology needs, with an emphasis on optimized, timely and successful delivery.

    • In collaboration with their manager, initiates and influences relationships with and between key stakeholders involved in the management and implementation of IT plans, acts as a point of contact for stakeholders, planners, designers, and operational business partners.

    • In partnership with practice leaders, drives application of the company's technical and architectural roadmap objectives.

    • Leverages deep understanding of IT, emerging technologies, and technical capabilities to guide and influence stakeholders and teams in developing solutions, build, deployment, testing and ongoing management of IT services.

    • Takes bold action to ensure there is a strong, diverse talent and leadership pipeline in place to meet aggressive business goals. Develops, coaches and engages people to higher levels of performance.

    • Understands the needs of a self-organizing team (cross-functioning, partners with the business, collaborative, works quickly and unencumbered, be empowered and autonomous, be able to focus on self-improvement) and supports the management activities that make self-organization successful.

    • For Agile teams, ensures that the scrum team(s) apply the best software engineering practices including, but not limited to: test driven development, peer reviews, continuous integration deployment practices, unit and regression test automation, comprehensive approach to addressing NFR, adherence to standards, comprehensive 'definition of done,' team retrospectives, etc.

    • For Infrastructure and Operations teams, ensures that we benchmark against associated services to keep service delivery and support at an appropriate cost.

    • For Infrastructure and Operations teams, responsible for end to end management and delivery of infrastructure services.

    • Understands patterns and trends that contribute to utilizing key performance indicators and critical success factors that will improve the performance of the organization.

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    Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.

    Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    The base salary range for applicants for this position is listed below. Unless actual salary is indicated above in the job description, actual pay will be based on skill, geographical location and experience.
    $109,100.00-$213,300.00

    Additionally, Unum offers a portfolio of benefits and rewards that are competitive and comprehensive including healthcare benefits (health, vision, dental), insurance benefits (short & long-term disability), performance-based incentive plans, paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 5% and an additional 4.5% contribution whether you contribute to the plan or not. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of individual Plans.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Unum:

  • 4/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 67% female workforce, 59% in management/director roles, and nearly 50% of our board of directors are women.
  • Our workforce includes hybrid, in-office and fully remote employees, striking the right balance to support our customers and each other.
  • We offer 8 weeks paid parental leave, maternity coaching, lactation rooms, fertility support, and $25K per employee for adoption.