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Position Title: VP, Application Development
Job Code: 393098
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

Prudential Investments Technology organization is actively pursuing a qualified Vice President to provide strategic leadership on systems design, development, deployment and maintenance across multiple platforms i.e. mainframe, distributed, mobile and cloud for Prudential Mutual Fund division.  The candidate will play a key role for providing leadership and management on undertaking a big initiative to migrate legacy systems from mainframe to distributed and cloud. The candidate will possess strong leadership skills, creative thinking to be able to come up with inventive solutions to solve Mutual Fund business challenges. 

This role will be responsible for establishing, driving, and implementing strategies for information technology systems in accordance to business needs and adherence to corporate technology standards.   Making influencing decisions and recommendations to business on technologies that are cost justified and timely for operational excellence, process redesign and solutions sourcing.

This role will drive the technical direction of the mutual fund group to optimize information delivery via intelligent dashboards, APIs, and interactive reporting tools.  The candidate will partner with technology leads to drive the appropriate tools used to meet the business demand.  Also, developing expertise on the current systems to push the boundaries of what can be done more efficiently.  This position requires providing thought leadership, keeping up with industry trends and collaborating with co-workers.  


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Financial Services and Mutual Fund background, proven track record of delivering multiple projects on-time, on budget and within scope
  • Senior executive level oral and written communication skills, and ability to convey message with executive presence
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically and connect a variety of internal and external inputs into an actionable direction and recommendation
  • Ability to interact collaboratively and efficiently with professionals at all levels and functions, including senior management and functional business leads
  • Strong leadership of high performance application development teams and vendors. Minimum 10 - 15 years of IT management experience and proven track record in establishing IT capabilities
  • Proven track record of delivering multi-tier, multi-channel solutions to mobile devices, desktop interfaces, and other service consumption devices
  •  Working with database architects, developers, business analysts and subject matter experts to understand the complex technological system and migrate mainframe technologies to distributed and cloud platform
  • Working with database architect to develop and build data strategy to improve data quality and operational efficiencies.  Enable enhanced reporting capabilities including business intelligence dashboards and data visualization software 
  • Strategizing, leading and managing the integration and monetization of Data for the Mutual fund organization
  •  Preparing and presenting potential technical solutions and advising the business on the technical and business value of the proposition
  • Providing architecture and technology leadership across a range of technologies including but not limited to Cloud, Mobile/Web frameworks, .net, SQL, Tableau, Informatica, TFS and Collaboration platforms
  • Creating and maintaining a strong working relationship with multiple business stakeholders as well as Corporate Technology
  • Keeping up-to-date on new technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing digital environment

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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