Guardian Life API Solution Lead in Montgomery, Alabama
The API Solution Lead is the central figure who combines know-how from both the business and technology teams, driving detailed API design by working closely with business and API development experts to galvanize our API strategy and approach.
You are a life-long learner who continues to build your technical acumen and understanding of the constantly evolving technology partner ecosystem. You are a champion in identifying solutions to create valuable integrations within the market. You are the unifying force among several diverse perspectives, addressing the development process, analytics, sales/distribution and multiple user experiences. Furthermore, you maintain a pulse on the dynamic industry standards and represent Guardian’s interests and viewpoints among carriers and LIMRA.
Post launch you evaluate adoption and consumption metrics and obtain feedback from developers and users to identify necessary fixes and improvements ensuring Guardian’s APIs remain best in class. You interface regularly with key internal stakeholders and external partners to resolve issues and advance the strategy.
Act as a liaison between technology and business leadership teams across the enterprise
Cultivate the API strategy and act as the API champion across all Agile Release Trains involved with external or internal APIs.
Have an excellent understanding of your audience and stakeholders.
Engage with business leaders to process alignment and perform change management.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create APIs that deliver revolutionary change to the client experience.
Engage in implementing, testing, securing, configuring and deploying APIs.
Be aware of and consult with architecture and design as needed.
Create awareness and promote the value of the importance of APIs to Guardian.
Serve as a mentor and coach to peers and team members in the API development space.
Collaborate with vendor partners both directly and indirectly through the Strategic Partner Managers and Integration Leads.
BA/BS or equivalent work experience, minimum of 3 years managing and successfully delivering complex and/or multi-year transformative programs across Business and IT.
Experience working in a SAFe agile software development environment.
Strong process and product management skills
Deep understanding of technical capabilities with the ability to translate business needs into capabilities focused on customer experience and agile product development.
Ability to support construction and prioritization of program backlogs with significant collaboration from IT, Business, Architecture, Vendor Partners and Product Owners.
Experience with Agile toolset (JIRA, JIRA-ALIGN, Confluence).
Creative thinker with ability to think outside the box and translate strategies into actions.
Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to juggle multiple priorities.
Team player with proven ability to foster and manage working relationships within a matrixed environment with a positive attitude.
Strong influencing and communication skills with ability to socialize the strategy and roadmap at various levels of the organization, ability to “tell the story”.
$82,660.00 - $135,805.00
The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.
At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.
As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.
Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits
Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts
Critical illness insurance
Life and Disability Insurance
Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage
Retirement and Financial
401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable
Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative
Time Off and Remote Work
Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)
Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement
Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days
Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies
Emotional Well-being and Work-Life
Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health
Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement
Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons
Student loan assistance
Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)
Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity
J.E.D.I. certification and training programs
Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Guardian also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants (and employees) to accommodate the individual's known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Every day, Guardian helps our 29 million customers realize their dreams through a range of insurance and financial products and services. Our Purpose, to inspire well-being, guides our dedication to the colleagues, consumers, and communities we serve. We know that people count, and we go above and beyond to prepare them for the life they want to live, focusing on their overall well-being — mind, body, and wallet. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we put our customers first. Behind every bright future is a GuardianTM. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com .
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