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Nationwide Insurance

Manager, Software Engineering Product Manager

Columbus, OH

If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

This management position will lead a delivery line supporting the digital sales experience for the Direct channel. We are looking for someone with a passion for technology and driving innovative solutions for our business partners, customers, and Nationwide IT. You will have the opportunity to join an amazing team and organization that is continually pushing the boundaries of how we deliver code and business value for Nationwide and our members. We are looking for a strong technologist who also has a high degree of business acumen of our P&C products.

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Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 3-5 years of leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to excite and motivate a team to achieve goals
  • Strong understanding of Digital concepts and delivery methods
  • Successful delivery in a fast paced, complex and challenging yet fun environment
  • Successful relationships with business and technology partners
  • Personal lines insurance sales knowledge a plus

What we offer

  • An engaging work environment.  We are a highly engaged team.  Continually rank in the 90th percentile for Gallup scores
  • The opportunity to work on a business critical Nationwide application.  Nationwide Express suite of apps generates ~$70M in first term premium issued yearly
  • Direct line of sight between the work you do and business results.  We measure all aspects of our application performance, which allows you to see how your work impacts Nationwide’s bottom line
  • Deep level business knowledge.  You will not only be exposed to new technology, but will gain an understanding of how that technology is used to support the business
  • An opportunity to innovate.  We welcome new and creative ideas from everyone on the team
  • A Flexible working environment.  We are currently working in a hybrid WFO/WFH environment, but provide a great degree of flexibility to the team

Compensation Grade: G5

Job Description Summary

If you’re passionate about innovating and delivering technology solutions to support a company providing extraordinary care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology is the place for you. Our industry-leading technology workforce embraces an agile work environment and a collaborative and inclusive culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!

As a Software Engineering Product Manager, you’ll be accountable for a suite of in house or third party applications. You'll lead teams of technology professionals to enable business outcomes and provide reliable customer-centric solutions and experiences.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partners with leaders to ensure a viable total cost of ownership and ongoing health and wellness of applications.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of application suite roadmaps through the evaluation of business needs, competitive landscape, technology currency and information security considerations.

  • Manages risk mitigation controls and provides support for internal and external audits.

  • Supports the engineering build of the application suite and non technical efforts for the products.

  • Represents voice of the customer, acts in a forward-facing role to business partners as an active member of a portfolio management team in the advocation of business case development, planning, financial management and evaluation of portfolio.

  • Hire and develop talent, provide consistent coaching and feedback.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technology Director or above. Leads a team of 5 or more technology professionals. 

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Undergraduate studies in management information systems, engineering, math, computer science or comparable experience and education preferred. 

Experience:  Six years of experience in application suite management with four years or more leading numerous teams across multiple technologies. Proven experience in empowering and building an engaged team.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Detailed understanding and knowledge of the systems development life cycle and modern methodologies, practices, tools, and techniques. Solid understanding of concepts and techniques in project delivery, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis. Ability to develop and implement roadmap strategies. Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills. Coaching and career development of team. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. Insurance/financial services industry knowledge is a plus.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence. 

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends. 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
Job ID: d034492a8d9c261af59eab8e1d2797e32a2b45cad379f9ab2a3ae1c9fa2cc46f
Employment Type: Other