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Symetra Life Insurance Company

Applications Development Manager


Symetra has an exciting opportunity to join our Customer Relationship Management team as an Applications Development Manager!

With its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, Symetra has over 2000 employees with more than $60 Billion in assets. Established in 1957, we are well positioned to execute on our growth plans.

At Symetra, we're focused on building solutions which can help more people gain financial freedom. We are disrupting the Insurance industry. We won the 2021 Gartner Eye on Innovation Award for Financial Services and the 2022 Celent Model Insurer Award. We're creating new products to redefine the industry, and we invite you to join us in the adventure! This is a unique opportunity to innovate and bring dependable solutions with delightful user experiences to our customers.

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About the role

As the Application Development Manager is accountable for the IT Development team's technical direction as well as the development, maintenance, support and/or enhancement of a set of Symetra applications that support critical business functions. The applications developed and supported may either be a custom developed solution or a vendor provided packaged solution that requires a combination of development and configuration. You will also be responsible for staff management, on-time and on-budget delivery, quality and availability of applications and services.

What you'll do

  • Responsible for delivering and supporting technology solutions that include legacy and contemporary applications.
  • Drive project delivery and manage projects at an enterprise level.
  • Provide leadership support to application team by facilitating collaborative, inclusive discussions for technical solutions, overall delivery excellence, team dynamics, motivation, and problem solving.
  • Support a technical team who write API code in .NET Core and Python.
  • Author documentation for technical deliverables.
  • Recognize code patterns, and conduct code reviews and approvals.
  • Drive technical roadmap and direction.
  • Provide individual guidance to each team member to ensure their overall job satisfaction, needs, future goals, and expectations were accounted for.
  • Work in collaboration with the Product Owner and Scrum Master to support the agile principles, processes and striving for a productive, motivated, and highly functional team.
  • Act in the capacity of on call by providing off-hours production support and supporting release activities to ensure high availability of critical systems.
  • Help plan and manage budget for technical team, their applications, and staffing needs.

What we offer you

Benefits and Perks

We don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better-both at work and at home.

  • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
  • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
  • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
  • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching

Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview.

Salary Range: $117,900 - $196,500 plus eligibility for the company annual bonus program target of 10%.


Your Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-6+ years of overall experience in software industry, development (JavaScript/.NET/TypeScript) and DevOps (Azure CI/CD) space.
  • Previous experience managing people is preferred.
  • Track record of meeting deadlines and delivering high quality results.
  • Experience with AWS
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with the IT organization
  • Excellent understanding of software development industry best practices and strategies. Experience developing and maintaining policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.

We empower inclusion

At Symetra, we aspire to be the most inclusive insurance company in the country we're building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute. Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, and removing barriers.

We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts here.

Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom

Symetra is a national financial services company dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals and feel confident about the future. In our daily work, we're guided by the principles of Value, Transparency and Sustainability. This means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and openly so people understand what they're buying, and we design products-and operate our company-to stand the test of time. We're committed to showing up for our communities, lifting up our employees, and standing up for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Join our team and help us create a world where more people have access to financial freedom.

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Work Authorization

Employer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.



Job ID: Symetra-5000945146106
Employment Type: Other