Senior Director, IT System Development
FWD spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia. In Hong Kong, FWD offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning. FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand and relevant products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.
Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group. The life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies. While FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) has been affirmed 'A3' by Moody's and 'A' by Fitch, FWD General Insurance Company Limited has also received 'A' rating from Fitch, all with a stable outlook.
In Hong Kong & Macau, FWD has been providing quality services to around 510,000 customers with over 800 staff.
If you are looking for a company where can fuel your inspiration and cultivate your expertise, join us on our exciting journey. The Job:
- Responsible for managing IT projects throughout its life cycle, including requirements management, resources planning, prioritization, budget monitoring, clients' expectation management, system design, change management, contingency planning, risk assessment and mitigation
- Lead multiple teams of developers to implement various Life Systems project initiatives
- Work closely with project manager, vendors, contractors, and project team members for delivering quality projects and services
- Manage project execution, communicate project progress and issues to project stakeholders, including analytical reports, presentations and other documentations as necessary throughout the project delivery process
- Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
- Devise architecture roadmap and work with multiple IT teams to drive architecture design and best practices for various Life Systems project initiatives
- Maintains a measurable and quality of project deliverables within defined and agreed upon project requirements
- Oversee the quality of project / systems deliverables
- Oversee project risks, identifies, determines and recommends risk mitigation solution on projects and implements as appropriate
- Ensure round-the-clock availability of the IT production systems.
- IT staff recruitment, coaching and mentoring
- University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent, minimum 18 years' working experience in Information Technology, with at least 8 years at a senior management position, specialized in web and mobile system development
- Successful project implementation experience in enterprise scale Life insurance applications, e.g. point of sales, compensation system, chabot, call center, customer relationship management, fraud/risk, payment/finance, customer portal and insurance new product development
- Hands-on experience with web/hybrid/native mobile application development, chatbot/voicebot implementation, document archiving systems (e.g. CM, ECM), call center / CRM systems and Open API platforms / design principles
- Proven track records in driving enterprise systems architecture design and implementation
- Experience in enterprise cloud migration and DevOps implementation
- Broad understanding of the technology industry, including current and emerging digital solutions
- Strong leadership and technical background
- Able to communicate well on both technical and business level, and effectively manage IT development teams, users and vendors
We offer 5-day work, 20-22 days annual leaves, excellent learning & development opportunities and an attractive package to the right candidate.
Information collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose. The company will retain all applications no longer than 24 months of which will be destroyed thereafter. When there are vacancies in any of our subsidiaries, holding companies, associated or affiliated companies of, or companies controlled by, or under common control with the Company during that period, we may transfer your application to them for consideration of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, disability or family status in employment process.