Arity - Business Technology, Senior Manager

Chicago, Illinois
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Feb 27, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
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Job Description

Arity is a technology company that uses advanced predictive analytics to help partners evaluate risk and make sense of everyday experiences. Our proprietary algorithms analyze billions of data points, distilling the flood of information into simple, actionable insights. Chief among these is the Arity Driving Score, which models billions of miles of driving and claims data to assess risk, gauging each drivers likelihood of an event.

Founded by The Allstate Corporation, an organization synonymous with protection and preparation, Arity is born from a long-standing commitment to deep customer understanding and future-focused innovation. Fueled by the curiosity of a startup, our expertise begins with connected car, providing applied insights that meet insurer and transportation/mobility company needs and enhance driver safety, connectivity and value. Our mission is to make transportation safer, smarter, and easier to use for everyone.

The Operational Excellence (OE) team equips Arity with the knowledge and tools needed to be strategically and operationally efficient, financially smart, and legally and ethically compliant. The OE team partners with teams throughout Arity and Allstate shared services to ensure compliance requirements are achieved and operational risks are effectively implemented and managed. In addition, this team sets the strategic direction for all internal tools and technologies that drive the teams ability to operate efficiently and effectively in all situations.


The Strategic Business Technology Senior Manager will be responsible for selecting, developing and supporting technology solutions that allow Arity to conduct daily business operations. The role will actively interface with Arity leadership and cross-functional stakeholders from groups such as product development, platform, and data science. They will actively lead and develop team members and will be a subject matter expert on business technologies that enable the organization to effectively and efficiently operate in a complex, big data environment.

  • Identifies and leads change in the organization in alignment with broader organizational change initiatives.

  • Oversee strategy for internal tools and technology solutions that enable Aritys daily business operations

  • Communicates strategy to the organization so they understand their roles, are motivated to achieve established goals and have line of the sight between their work and enterprise strategies.

  • Lead the selection and implementation of vended software solutions (i.e. Salesforce, employee productivity solutions, etc) to enable Aritys business needs and goals

  • Negotiates solutions for issues that may be complex or controversial across multiple teams/functional groups.

  • Oversee development and support of internally developed technology or sites such as

  • Acts as a liaison to Enterprise technology partners such as information security, infrastructure services and client computing as it relates to internal facing software offerings

  • Manages team with significant, complex assignments. Creates structures and processes that provide oversight of budgets and delivery yet allow employees freedom of action.

  • Develops ideas and team strategy that have long-term, strategic impact on area of responsibility and that align with enterprise direction. Responsible for initiating work and allocating resources necessary to implement strategy and achieve organizational goals.

  • Applies knowledge and efforts to diverse and complex situations, where alternatives are numerous, to drive business solutions on behalf of the organization. Makes decisions that have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities beyond their area of responsibility.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent

10+ years of management experience; should include accountability for all aspects of leading an organization including people processes, client/partner relationships, work processes and delivery of work products.

  • Experience leading or managing the IT function at a complex, highly Agile technology company

  • Experience selecting and implementing vended solutions, such as Salesforce, Slack, Confluence, etc

  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts for SaaS based solutions

  • Experience leading development of web, mobile and other digital software applications

  • Strong understanding of cloud technologies

  • Experience building and managing internally facing software solutions that enable business processes (ie marketing, finance, HR)

  • Experience with client computing management

  • Solid experience in time and task management

  • Strong coaching and listening skills

  • Strong leadership skills

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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