Selective Insurance Company of America

  • IT AVP Application Development

    Location US-CT-Glastonbury
    Experience (Years)
    Information Technology
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
    Job ID
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    Auto Reimbursement
  • Overview

    Selective is seeking an experienced AVP of Application Support and Maintenance who will be responsible for the implementation and evolution of newly formed application support and maintenance organization supporting activities across broad set of technologies. In this role the individual will manage employees and vendors in the support of L2 and L3 activity across Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, and Claims application development organizations.


    This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of Application Delivery within a growing company while being given opportunities to develop yourself and others.


    1. Assists the Senior Vice President of ITS in the management, support, and direction setting for the application support and management organization. Responsible for the daily activities of vendors, application managers, and developers within the application programming area.
    2.  Oversees the development of minor changes to application systems which are designed to provide information in a timely and efficient manner to ITS and/or the customer.
    3. May participate in the evaluation, acquisition, and implementation of vendor software to support business processes.
    4. In conjunction with Application Development team participate and contribute to release and change management processes
    5. In conjunction with Application Architecture team develop, deploy and support DevOps 
    6. Trains, supervises, assigns projects to, evaluates and is responsible for hiring/termination of staff to maintain optimum performance of job duties. Will provide mentoring for interested individuals looking to advance careers toward leadership in technology and management.
    7. Participate in the development and implementation of processes that improve efficiency and enhance productivity.
    8. May need to assist in the evaluation of distributed software issues, policies and procedures including standardization, purchasing, evaluations, and training. Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion and the existing factory floor.


    1. Ability to manage vendors
    2. Ability to plan and control projects.
    3. Ability to understand and clearly relate to other members of the organization, technical manuals, software specifications, hardware principals of operations, and general methods of applications software development methodologies and techniques.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively in dealing with internal and external customers and suppliers
      Successfully accomplished (but not limited to) the duties listed in the preceding level.
    5. College degree preferred in Computer Science, Business, or related field.
    6. Five years experience in application development methodologies


    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.



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