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Position Title: VP, Internet Application Development
Job Code: 393599
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

Prudential is seeking a VP of Applications Development with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products in financial services or similar highly technical industries. The person filling this role will be responsible for providing strategic thought leadership and measurable, defined outcomes in the area of application development encompassing delivery of applications and products in a defined suite.


This role will:


Own a complete line of internet website development for Prudential Investments. Ownership refers to driving the technology strategy for the product and marketing day-to-day operations, leading to business outcomes.  Partnering with product and marketing head to contribute to a product roadmap that this role will be ultimately responsible for delivering on.  Deliver on the committed product roadmap with world-class quality and timing.  Team up with other leaders within the Technology organization to develop working processes to aid in delivery.   Collaborate with engineering leaders across the organization to adopt and share best digital technology practices.  


The role is responsible for implementing and improvising a framework that solves for delivery of high quality, high-reliability by product development organizations. 


Key responsibilities include:


Strategic planning and execution of all aspects of website development including establishing application and product development roadmap alignment between Investments marketing team and customer office teams.


Role model technology-leadership by encouraging adoption of tools and solutions that solve for business in a cheaper and faster manner


Institute an Agile process to advance rapid delivery of products and learn from user experiences. Foster a work environment that is innovative and fast


Execute to success through diligent planning, attention to detail, effective delegation and efficient decision-making. Manage deliverables to budget and time


Hire outstanding talent that can work in high performing teams and deliver advantaged results for the business. Develop a strong set of leaders that can drive success for the individual teams


Communicate effectively across the organization to ensure that the team is completely aligned to the business objectives and can do the job effectively


Build strong inter-personal relationships with peers and other key stakeholders that can help smoothen execution


Identify new opportunities


Lead change, support team members and peers through change



  • Overall experience of 15 years with several years in Software Development with a majority of earned in product companies building mid to large-scale web-based products
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. Masters’ degree preferred.  Experience working very closely with application development teams and software engineers to deliver infrastructure solutions in a collaborative, innovative manner
  • Has a strong orientation towards product development – driving the development of applications and platforms from the user’s perspective.  Makes decisions based on facts, asking the right questions and weighing the pros & cons.  Has experience with scaled systems and understands data and system integration; should also have a good understanding of security from a data and process perspective.  Knows his/her strengths and areas of development opportunities.  
  • Has prior experience on implementing sales, marketing, and digital technology solutions such as Salesforce, Marketing cloud, and Mobile applications
  • Proven ability to attract the best product development talent and built highly engaged teams that deliver stellar outcomes for the business
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and collaborate across organizations to optimize outcomes Ability to be an effective leader in a fast paced, pressure environment
  • Effective supervisory management skills with the ability to oversee tasks delegated to subordinated
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate plans into phased actions.  Must be able to interact and work with peers and leadership in the various departments within the company assisting in achieving all corporate goals and objectives
  • Very team oriented, extensive understanding and responsibility in project and program management principles, with explicit experience in the application of these principles to operational infrastructure environments
  • Strong presentation skills necessary to communicate, and persuade, a wide range of audiences Is an experienced technology leader in rapid growth companies with a history of scale in the market.
  • Has a track record of great engineering management, and an ability to coach, mentor and motivate software engineers.
  • An ability to thrive in a ‘production’ culture and push the limits of an agile development process, while maintaining a high performance cohesive team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to coach and mentor software developers and engineers and operations resources for personal and professional growth
  • Has a customer-driven mindset and insatiable appetite for engineering excellence and drive for outcomes

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: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time
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