Manager, Mainframe Applications Development
Pacific Life - Aliso Viejo, CA

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Pacific Life offers life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, along with a variety of investment products and services, all of which provide The Power to Help You Succeed.

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 2700 employees. We pride ourselves on providing a stimulating work environment which is highly challenging and exceptionally rewarding. We firmly believe each employee plays a part in our continued growth and success.

Currently, we are seeking a talented Manager, Mainframe Applications to join our Technology team. The Retirement Solutions Division leverages its strengths in product development, technology, service and risk management to create retirement solutions for individuals, families, and businesses. With the guidance of financial professionals, customers have access to an array of annuities and mutual funds designed to help grow assets and to provide retirement income for financial independence

Responsible for managing the development, maintenance, and support of all mainframe applications, including contract administration of annuity products in both the accumulation and payout phases of an annuity.
Primary responsibilities include:
•Managing application developers, systems analysts, and technology project managers.
•Participating in technology/application strategies, including cross-platform integration, project scheduling.
•Installing and delivering software releases to meet business needs.
•Recommending and approving enhancements/changes to applications, formulating and defining scope, anticipating business challenges and regulatory issues, and recommending process and service improvements.
•Overseeing and ensuring adequate oncall/production support for applications in Model Office and Production
•Overseeing compliance to appropriate policies, standards, and audit requirements
•Operating an effective application development area including processes such as work request management, resource management, project planning, release and configuration management, requirements analysis, systems design, programming, implementation, and documentation.
•Providing development opportunities and career path guidance to staff.
This position is for a hands-on manager who will quickly learn about the systems he/she is responsible for and be able to discuss, in detail, system capabilities and potential enhancements with senior management, direct reports, other development teams, and business customers.
•Minimum 5 to 7 years experience, and demonstrated expertise, in managing a significant development operation including core administrative system processing, and managing technical resources.
•Minimum 5-7 years experience in application development, primarily mainframe.
•Experience in cross-platform application integration: JAVA and .NET with Mainframe Applications would be a plus
•Knowledge of Mainframe (COBOL/DB2/VSAM/CICS/JCL) platform
•5+ years experience in Annuity, Life Insurance and/or financial services with a thorough understanding of business functions & processes. Experience with CSC’s Vantage-One, Wealth Management Accelerator and/or Distribution Support System would be a plus.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Proven leadership, organizational, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.
•Strong team building, partnership and collaboration, and resource management skills.
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize/communicate conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment.
•A Bachelors degree in Information Systems or Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer competitive pay/ bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical/Dental coverage
.TWO retirement plans:
.401k retirement plan with company match
.Company-paid Retirement Benefit Account (company contributes 4% up to taxable wage base and 8% over to IRS compensation maximum
. Vacation/holiday pay
. Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
. And much more!
For more information, and to apply online, please visit our website:
*If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.
*Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D

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