Thrivent Financial Manager, Fund Systems - Remote in Appleton, Wisconsin
We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.Job SummaryThis position has responsibility for managing the people, resources, and processes to deliver technically excellent results to meet urgent business needs. This position works closely with the business areas on work definition and risks to inform priority and order the work. It includes oversight of architecture, all core administration and support including operational outages (internal or vendor caused) and business continuity planning and execution (when needed). As an asset owner, this position is responsible for the health and availability of a set of systems supporting the Investment/Mutual Fund Division. This position works closely with the Product Owner and ScrumMaster to ensure successful results across multiple delivery teams.**We are open to candidates working remotely anywhere across the United States.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Promote practices in engineering that enable high quality solutions.
Foster a culture of innovation that promotes new ideas and sunsets that which has become less relevant.
Serve as a primary collaboration partner for cross-company corporate projects, as needed.
Provide technical coaching with a focus on effective, efficient, and elegant solutions.
Develop relationships with business owners and stakeholders to drive a culture of technical partnership in support of the Engineering staff.
Professional Staff Development
Provide coaching and mentorship as it relates to achieving individual professional goals and objectives.
Facilitate growth by connecting individuals to internal and/or external resources and opportunities.
Bring new members into the team as needed within the context of a teaming structure.
Facilitate regular performance check-ins to support commitment, engagement, and accountability. Ensure expectations are managed and that individuals are aware, informed, and aligned.
Recognize and reward in a fair and timely manner with an appropriate balance between team and individual.
Encourage and assist in development of feedback solicitation strategies that provide a 360 viewpoint.
Strategic Planning and Execution
Develop strategic staffing plans that position the team to successfully deliver solutions that align to business initiative and day to day operational needs.
Manage compensation cycle analysis and planning.
Promote and innovate with the entire department our agile thinking around product delivery and team effectiveness.
Ensure the health of our technical assets.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent business experience. Advanced degree preferred.
5+ years of experience as a leader in a people management and development role
8+ years of relevant experience leading technical business systems development
Credibility; proven competence in a leadership position working with technology support areas
Experience in a shop that operates with an Agile mindset and uses specific frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.
OTHER CRITICAL FACTORS
On-call for Business Continuity Management and staff support - 24x7
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Passion and/or experience supporting an Investments or Finance function. Understanding of Asset Management, Mutual Funds and Capital Markets a plus.
This position is eligible for relocation.
This position allows a flexible work arrangement (Appleton preferred/Minneapolis/Remote).
This position requires working on-site in Appleton three days per quarter and Minneapolis one day per quarter.
Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex , gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state , or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.
Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation , please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.
At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our customers. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.
For over 100 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, it’s a Fortune 500 company that offers a full range of expert financial solutions, serving more than 2 million customers, as well as the communities in which they live and work.
Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse clientele, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit Thrivent.com to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.