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Position Title: IT Director, Information Systems (Rules and Product Configuration)
Job Code: 412358
Job Location: Connecticut-Shelton

With its reputation for innovation and award-winning products and service, Prudential Annuities is a growing and dynamic organization. With Prudential, you'll be part of a diverse workforce within an IT community that's respected for delivering high-tech solutions, and helping to achieve our common goal - to become the undisputed leader of guaranteed retirement income solutions. Your career should be an exciting work in progress, full of new experiences and opportunities for growth. Prudential Annuities offers its IT professionals access to a variety of resources for professional development-so you can take your career at The Rock® wherever you want it to go.


Prudential Annuities Technology has an opening for an on-site leader of our Business Application Delivery Rules and Product Configuration Team.  This position is responsible for transforming and maturing rules and product configuration expertise to deliver on our strategic objectives including existing as well as future platform needs. 


In this role, the Director will be accountable to deliver technical solutions critical for strategic Annuities initiatives by actively partnering with Annuities technical, business and strategic vendor partners. The leader will also be responsible for maturing talent, processes and technology in support of our Annuities roadmap. This is a hands-on leader role requiring technical expertise with an exposure to Annuities product and Actuarial business functions.


A business and technology leader that:

  • Articulates diverse and innovative ideas and can influence others to drive outcomes
  • Has demonstrated experience with taking intelligent risks and leveraging a ‘test and learn’ mentality
  • Is committed to a spirit of authentic partnership – to colleagues both internal and external to the organization
  • Boldly empowers and inspires others to solve problems, to move forward with conviction, and to flexibly change course when warranted



  • Establish and lead the Annuities’ Rules and Product Configuration function 
  • Partner with key business stakeholders such as product, service, actuarial and strategic partners, establish and direct design and baseline implementation of ALIP product configuration, business rules actuarial calculation engine
  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of the Technical Systems Analysis and Design function leveraging industry standard methods to deliver systems solutions aligned with customer expectations, on time, within budget, and with anticipated business value
  • Partner and coordinate activities with other technology teams and vendor partners to deliver technology solution
  • Establish actionable goals/objectives that are directly connected to the Annuities Information Technology goals/objectives, aligned with the business plan, and effectively communicated and understood throughout the organization.
  • Cultivate a strong team environment in which team members feel safe in challenging each other’s ideas as they develop the best plan to meet business challenges and exceed customer expectations
  • Attract, develop and retain top talent to continually raise the bar on the capabilities and deliverables of the organization
  • Continually enhance and share knowledge of the technology industry and the possibilities that new technological developments bring to the Annuities line of business

·        BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or equivalent work experience


·        7 years of IT leadership experience in roles of increasing responsibility and complexity.  Multi-site leadership and 3 years Annuity and/or Insurance relate experience preferred,


·        Experience in leading configuration and maintenance of software such as ALIP, Blaze Rules engine or calculation engines


·        Driven, self-motivated and able to work under pressure using sound judgement and professionalism


·        Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and coach teams to higher levels of performance


·        Strong interpersonal skills (listening, written and verbal communication) and presentation skills.


·        Knowledge of ITIL and certifications is a plus


·        Travel to local Prudential sites up to 10%.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Development
Schedule: Full-time
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