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CNO Financial Group IT Technical Platform Manager in Chicago, Illinois

CNO Financial Group’s IT Department is hiring an IT Technical Platform Manager for accountability of all aspects of the technology platforms within their assigned portfolio. Success factors of the role are tied to on-time, on-budget delivery of business initiatives, production stability and productive business relationships. Business initiatives are typically small to medium scale or a sub capability of a larger business initiatives with delivery activities led by a Program Manager.

This is your opportunity to have full management responsibility for a TPO team, which typically includes a solution architects.

As an IT Technical Platform Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in respective Technical Platform Owner area operational planning process and provides input to defining objectives.

  • Provide input into the business and technical fitness of respective application portfolio and insights into potential cost efficiencies.

  • Manages support activities in conjunction with infrastructure and operations teams to ensure the application products perform well in production.

  • Manages respective vendor relationships and respective budgets.

  • Ensure that application processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with corporate social responsibility, environmental and technical policies and applicable standards.

  • Works with security team to ensure that the organization's application products are effectively secured and that risks are mitigated.

  • Supports Director Technical Platform Owner (TPO) and product management to implement and manage application product roadmaps status reporting, metrics and benchmarks.

  • Manages the development of processes and tools in conjunction with infrastructure and the DevOps members, to automate the handoff of code releases (DevOps).

  • Manages application group personnel, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of the organization, as well as building on existing recruiting capabilities to address new needs and skills gaps.

  • Develop productive relationships with product managers and Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) across the organization to provide insights on how applications can enable sources of value.

  • Regularly interacts with members of management to coordinate processes and resources for the completion of short-term objectives.

The IT Technical Platform Manager position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Possess strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management.

  • Lead others, provide direction and explain information to employees and colleagues.

  • Collaborate and build relationships, handle sensitive issues and conveys performance expectations.

  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and management of multiple priorities with competing demands for resources.

  • Strong analytical, data-processing and problem-solving skills.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, finance, business management or a related field.

  • Five years of experience Previous experience managing or leading a team in application product development or implementations is preferred.

  • Has experience in liaising with middle management.

  • Experience with Actuarial and Finance Systems and Cloud preferred but not a requirement.

  • Experience with lean IT, agile development, and DevOps principles and frameworks preferred.

  • Strong understanding of software application development principles and processes.

  • Understand the business objectives and has business domain knowledge to execute on objectives.

At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.

This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and is pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

ReqID: JR166344

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

Additional Locations: Carmel, IN; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Fort Worth, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Birmingham, AL; Milwaukee, WI