Vice President, Software Development, Digital solutions

Intact Financial Corporation
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Job Description

  • Who needs insurance? Everybody. That keeps us busy. Very busy. At the Intact Lab, we use machine learning, data science, software engineering, AI, agility, UX and design thinking to transform the customer experience for millions of Canadians. 

    Join our team and get ready to explore, take risks, make mistakes, and learn all day, every day. We’ll support your goals with tools, opportunities, and flexibility. It’s our employee promise.

    Our hybrid work model provides the balance between working from home and enjoying meaningful in-person interactions.

    Ready to make your mark?

    About the role

    Intact Insurance is a trailblazer in the insurance industry, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of technology to redefine insurance experiences. We are seeking an accomplished Vice President of Software Engineering to play a pivotal role in driving our technological evolution and ensuring our leadership in the insurance tech space.

    As the Vice President of Software Engineering - Digital Solutions, you will be a key driver of our digital initiatives, responsible for overseeing the development of cutting-edge solutions. We are looking for a strategic leader with a passion for digital innovation and a proven track record in delivering transformative software solutions.

    You will lead over 250 technologist which support over 18,000 employees, 25,000 brokers and over 3 million Canadians who engage with our platforms on a day-to-day basis.

    This position can be based out of either Toronto or Montreal.

    As one of our critical technology leaders, you will: 

    • Lead and inspire a high-performing software engineering teams focused on digital solutions.
    • Drive innovation in digital solutions, ensuring a seamless and engaging user experience.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate software solutions into overall business strategies.
    • Establish and enforce engineering best practices for digital projects.
    • Collaborate closely with C-level executives to integrate technology solutions into overarching business strategies.
    • Manage and optimize large budgets – continually assessing optimization and rationalization opportunities.
    • Build an engage healthy, collaborative, and inclusive team of highly skilled professionals.
    • Lead the evaluation and implementation of emerging technologies to maintain a competitive edge in the insurance industry.
    • Oversee large-scale, complex software development projects, ensuring timely delivery and high-quality outcomes.
    • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the software engineering team.
    • Represent the company in industry forums, conferences, and partnerships to enhance our presence and influence.

    What you bring to the table

    • Extensive experience in senior leadership roles overseeing large software engineering teams within thriving technology landscape.
    • Proven success in driving technology initiatives, with a focus on digital solutions.
    • Strong strategic thinking, business acumen, and excellent communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire cross-functional teams.
    • Teamwork and collaboration - an inclusive, influential, and inspiring leadership style that allows to rally people around common goals.
    • Passion for automation and continuous integration & delivery of web and mobile software products
    • Well versed in architecture and agile development methodologies.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, recruit, engage and develop world-class technology team.
    • Experience managing large budgets
    • High degree of emotional intelligence & self-awareness – proven ability to lead through change, collaborating and building shared accountability and trust among large, diverse teams.
    • Bilingual (English/French) is a strong asset. Need to interact on a regular basis with colleagues across the country.

    What we offer

    Working here means you'll be empowered to be and do your best every day. Here is some of what you can expect as a permanent member of our team:

    • A financial rewards program that recognizes your success
    • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan; we match 50% of net shares purchased
    • An extensive flex pension and benefits package, with access to virtual healthcare
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Possibility to purchase up to 5 extra days off per year
    • An annual wellness account that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle
    • Access to tools and resources to support physical and mental health, embracing change and connecting with colleagues
    • A dynamic workplace learning ecosystem complete with learning journeys, interactive online content, and inspiring programs
    • Inclusive employee-led networks to educate, inspire, amplify voices, build relationships and provide development opportunities
    • Inspiring leaders and colleagues who will lift you up and help you grow
    • A Community Impact program, because what you care about is a part of what makes you different. And how you contribute to your community should be just as unique

    We are an equal opportunity employer

    At Intact, we value diversity and strive to create an inclusive, accessible workplace where all individuals feel valued, respected, and heard.

    If we can provide a specific adjustment to make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity. We’ll work with you to meet your needs.

    Click here to review other important information about the hiring process, including background checks, internal candidates, and eligibility to work in Canada.

Company Info.

Intact Financial Corporation

Intact Financial Corporation is a Canadian multinational property and casualty insurance company. Originally established in 1809 as the Halifax Fire Insurance Association, it was later acquired by by Nationale-Nederlanden and from 1993 to 2009 was a subsidiary of the Dutch multinational ING Group under the name ING Canada.

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