Director, Reinsurance Technology

IT - Project Management
Toronto, ON
Oct 06, 2022

Our client…

Our client, a global asset management firm, is looking for a Director, Reinsurance Technology  who is used to working in a large, complex environment. They will lead as a thought partner for customer groups, advise on business requirements, and implement and maintain functionality to support service delivery and alignment of teams where multiple services/systems come together for client users. 

What’s in it for you?

You would be joining a dynamic organization in downtown Toronto, that embraces cutting edge technology to drive their business vision.  In addition to a generous compensation package, our client empowers its teams to harness new ideas, and allows staff unleash their imaginations to create innovative products and services to improve services and respond to customer needs. This role will entail managing all Reinsurance technology operations and projects, application implementation, technology risk management, and technical support functions. The Director, Reinsurance Technology will also help assemble and lead a Technology team for the new Reinsurance business.


• 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, primarily, Blackrock Aladdin, Clearwater Analytics, Bloomberg and TAI
• Effectively manage vendor relationships
• Serve as conduit between technology stakeholders, managed service team, and business partners
• Ability to understand and document business objectives or requirements, 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

Must Have:

• 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, IFRS 17 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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