Director, Technology

Description

Business Summary

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) is a leading global alternative asset manager focused on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity, with over $575 billion of assets under management.

Based in Toronto and New York, we have over a 120-year history heritage as an owners and operators of real assets, offering a range of public and private investment products and services which leverage our expertise and experience. We have more than 1,000 investment professionals and 150,000 operating employees working in 30+ countries around the world. Brookfield is publicly listed on the NYSE, TSX and Euronext Amsterdam.

The Technology Group and Human Resources Support Services are internal functions providing global operations and business supports across Brookfield Asset Management business segments.

Position Summary

The Director, Technology Services will work with the VP, Technology Services to oversee the overall technology function for the new Reinsurance business, including the delivery of business solutions and technology services. This role will entail managing all Reinsurance technology operations and projects, application implementation, technology risk management, and technical support functions. The Director, Technology Services will also help assemble and lead a Technology team for the new Reinsurance business.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of Reinsurance (Risk, Portfolio Accounting, Actuarial Modelling, Treaty Administration) technology platforms, with overall responsibility for the management and maintenance of all Reinsurance technology applications
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Define strategic technology roadmap in collaboration with business partners
  • Serve as conduit between technology stakeholders, managed service team, and business partners
  • Lead deployment and implementation of new Reinsurance applications
  • Lead technology vendor integration
  • Track technology budget, monitor and analyze the cost and effectiveness of technology service providers and applications
  • Establish best practices and controls for application deployments, database operations, strategic planning, vendor management, risk management
  • Implement risk management standards and controls to ensure identification and mitigation of all potential risks
  • Work to enhance productivity and efficiency throughout the organization through technology
  • Requirements & Qualifications

  • Computer Science university degree/college diploma or equivalent (including but limited to Business, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering)
  • 10 years experience in technology services within the reinsurance or insurance industry, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership roles
  • Solid knowledge of trade life-cycle management
  • STAT and GAAP understanding
  • Direct experience with managing multiple vendor relationships and implementation of new technologies
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty in a new operating environment
  • Ability to handle complex and dynamic responsibilities, this is a new position and the role will evolve over time
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to synthesize and present information to all organization levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others within and across organizations with professionalism and sensitivity to geographical and cultural differences
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, ability to effectively lead, motivate, and communicate with an entirely new team in both virtual and in-person environments (when possible)
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