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Director, Platform Engineering

Iselin, NJ
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Position Title: Director, Platform Engineering
Job Code: 523499
Job Location: New Jersey-Iselin

Job Description:

Prudential’s Retirement business is looking for a successful experienced and accomplished technology leader with significant practical hands-on experience, to lead the Platform Solutions team to deliver and drive the product design as well as implement the state of the art customer experience capabilities across multiple technology domains. The Platform Solutions Lead will be required to plan, manage, monitor as well as influence, differentiate, and guide our business and technology teams. They will be responsible to establish robust platform capabilities that will enable Retirement to create rapid customer-centric experiences by conducting envisioning and prototyping sessions with stakeholders and deploying plug and play solutions in a constantly changing ecosystem within and outside of the company. This position will report to Retirement’s Chief Enterprise Architect, collaborate with other Platform Solutions Lead in contemporary and legacy technology spaces enabling future platform capabilities utilizing technologies on Cloud and non-Cloud infrastructures.


Prudential Retirement’s business is embarking on a multi-year program to build customer-centric platform utilizing contemporary technologies and innovative techniques to deliver employee benefit, employer, and advisor experiences that create and protect financial wellness. We are committed to making the investment to enable large scale business and technology projects to adopt cloud-based products and solutions to increase operational efficiency and enable revenue growth. The multi-program also focuses on leveraging cross-business capabilities within Prudential and partnering with Enterprise groups to enable common technology capabilities for global use across national boundaries. The Platform Solutions Lead will be expected to collaborate across business and technology groups within and outside of Prudential.


As we continue to transform and improve experiences of our existing individual customers, institutional clients, and business partners, we aspire to attract and retain top talent to create a diverse, engaged and fulfilled workforce, as well as maintain our top-tier, rock solid marketplace reputation. We prioritize continuous improvement and adopt practices that enable agility and customer-centricity. The Platform Solutions Lead will utilize their experiences to lead Agile teams and drive the transformation creating positive outcomes.


• Own the platform solution focus area and develop technology capabilities to deliver the solution effectively and efficiently by managing a team of distinguished engineers across DevOps and organizational processes

• Be the primary owner of the platform solution focus area collaborating with business to assist with product roadmap planning, discovery, envisioning and prototyping of future product features

• Coordinate the delivery activities for their group to ensure alignment and feasibility of planned customer deliverables to technology portfolio working with the Technology Portfolio Planning & Delivery, Release Management and other supporting organization

• Build and maintain relationships with our stakeholders across the enterprise providing updates, issue resolutions, handling exceptions, vendor activities, and related requests from other groups in the company

• Develop customer focused platform solutions across all layers of the technology architecture and showcase broad knowledge of all architecture layers and capabilities in each layer of the reference architecture

• Manage all aspects of the platform development effort including infrastructure needs, resource management, vendor interactions, corporate group coordination, project reporting, financial tracking, and status reporting to all levels in the organization

Required Capabilities:

• Demonstrates a customer-centric engineering mindset with outside-in perspective

• Established success working in a “test and learn environment” with proven learning agility

• Exhibits strategic thinking capabilities, strong execution, and accountability for outcomes

• Embraces emerging technologies with the ability to recommend innovative solutions that drive business value

• Is a change advocate; demonstrates the capabilities required to thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, often ambiguous environment

• Creates collaborative working relationships with colleagues quickly, is an active listener; is skilled in crucial conversations, demonstrates courage and curiosity – is not afraid to fail 


• Bachelor’s degree in a technology related area or equivalent relevant experience with 12 years of experience in delivering large complex programs

• Experience working and implementing solutions utilizing Salesforce platform is mandatory

• Significant technology hands-on experience in one or more technologies including Java based languages, Javascript frameworks, structured and non-structured databases, .Net technologies and cloud-bases services is required

• Experience implementing solutions with complex services and API integrations within and outside the organization utilizing cloud and non-cloud solutions is essential

• Institutional knowledge of Prudential or similar financial services firm is an asset

• Ability to learn and develop strong business knowledge is required

• Experience in a large matrixed organization is a must

• Strong communication, interaction, listening and people skills is mandatory

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Software/System Development
Schedule: Full-time
Posted: 2019-05-23 Expires: 2019-06-22


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