IT Manager (Remote) at GuideWell

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The Florida Blue IT team develops and manages next generation solutions, systems and assets that support this mission. Working in a collaborative, creative and fun environment, we offer technology professionals a wide range of opportunities to utilize and further develop their skills while helping people live healthier lives.

Job Summary

The Software Engineering Manager (IT Manager) is accountable for communicating, planning and providing leadership. IT Managers provide direction to project and functional resources within and outside their reporting structure, gather, support and develop the resources needed to execute the plan, champion the tactical direction of work and remove barriers within their sphere of influence. The IT Manager leads cross function initiatives, projects and discussions and is relied upon to anticipate and mitigate cross functional issues. The IT Manager is accountable for providing thorough subject area expertise. The IT Manager is accountable for performance management and salary administration for their team as well as assisting with career development planning, coaching, training and teambuilding.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages $3M-$5M budgets while driving legacy application modernizations.
  • Manages up to 30 software engineering resources, including contractors and direct employees that contribute to the entire SDLC while using leading edge tools and skills.
  • Proactively identifies, implements and manages process improvements and agile solutions within functional area.
  • Leads cross-functional discussions/initiatives to anticipate and mitigate issues and achieve required outcomes within required timeframes.
  • Sets, articulates and oversees achievement of goals for assigned work-unit/sub-unit/function.
  • Responsible for direct oversight of staff, tactical execution and implementation of operational plans.
  • Provides thorough subject matter expertise within assigned area and makes recommendations senior leadership to contribute to IT strategy.
  • Prepares thorough and articulate executive summaries for senior leadership.
  • Participates in ad hoc workgroups supporting IT strategy.
  • Influences, interacts and makes decisions impacting across assigned disciplines, capabilities, services, technologies, domains or systems.
  • Collaborates decisions with senior IT leadership.
  • Ensures adherence to practices, procedures, precedents, policy and senior leadership direction.
  • Tracks and ensures that expenses fall within budget.
  • Strong software engineering architecture background with exposure to modern technology stacks; Spark, Java, Oracle SQL, Post GRS, React front, HTME CSS
  • Infrastructure experience with Jenkins and AWS-Cloud.
  • Experience managing diverse skills sets in software engineering.
  • Experience using Agile and/or Kanban methodology
  • Healthcare Industry domain experience

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Related Bachelor's degree or additional related equivalent work experience IT related field
  • 3+ years related work experience or equivalent combination of transferable experience and education in direct people management of technology professionals.
  • Software development background or experience managing a software team.
  • Highly refined communication skills including ability to negotiate, build consensus, clearly articulate to technical and non-technical audiences, communicate difficult messages in a professional and productive manner, excellent presentation and facilitation competence and ability to represent IT as a leader in cross-functional discussions/initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with SDLC
  • Ability to build trust and strategic partnerships with assigned business area contacts, project teams and leadership to facilitate two-way communication
  • Deep, thorough understanding of business processes being supported
    Successful experience leading people
  • High critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and present solutions that are consistent with business objectives and strategy
General Physical Demands:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Jobs are sedentary if traversing activities are required only occasionally.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Protected Veteran/Disabled Employer committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture for our employees and communities.

Florida Blue is a federal contractor and as such will comply with federal guidelines related to the COVID-19 vaccination.
More Information on GuideWell
GuideWell operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Jacksonville, FL. GuideWell was founded in 2014. It has 200 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as 401(K), Remote Work Program. To see all 50 open jobs at GuideWell, click here.
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