Team Leader of Corporate Applications

US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
Information Technology
Requires Non-Compete?

Job Summary

Wellmark is looking for a Team Leader of Corporate Applications to join our team! In this position, you will lead and manage a multi-disciplined team in the design, development, and deployment of software system or packaged vendor solutions, to meet the needs of the business(s) and support Wellmark's strategic initiatives. This team specifically supports applications for Finance, Billing, Procurement, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, Auditing, and Facilities. You will ensure adherence to architecture standards, and pursue and influence opportunities to use technology and process improvement to help reduce costs, improve service, reduce risk, and gain competitive advantage. You will also develop and mentor application staff on business practices and technical capabilities.


Core Competencies:

  • Accountability: Owning and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding industry, market, financial and company specific operations.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Working together; listen to other’s ideas; communicate accurately and concisely.
  • Decision Making: Consider all facts and impacts when making decisions.
  • Focus on the Customer: Consistently doing what is in the best interest of our customer. Leaving a positive impression on the customer by elevating their experience; making it simpler and educating to helping them understand.

Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

  • Bachelor's Degree or direct and applicable work experience
  • A minimum of 4+ years experience
    • Managing the implementation of a technical solution through the full project life cycle.
    • In leadership, typically gained through a combination of project or informal leadership that demonstrates knowledge of work processes, products and services, and leadership competencies.
  • Demonstrated planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to apply job-specific skills to make value-added contributions that align with evolving business strategies.
  • Consultative and analytical skills to lead the team to appropriate decisions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to express complex concepts clearly and concisely in writing and verbally. Experience in managing and analyzing complex information.
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence and motivate others who are direct reports as well as those from other divisions and departments, including change management, creating a sense of urgency and teachable points of view.
  • Strong familiarity with project management processes and methodology requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Experience in health or financial services industry technology.
  • Strong knowledge of systems, products and infrastructure, including all aspects of information technology for an organization of similar size, and applicable technology trends.
  • Knowledge of state and federal health care regulations.
  • Travel required intermittent, up to 5%

Hiring Specifications Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Health services or financial services knowledge specific to areas of accountability
  • Global understanding of health plan products and policies is preferred. 

Job Accountabilities

a. Provide leadership and day-to-day management of financial and human resources, primarily focusing on employee coaching, development, performance improvement, coordination and budgeting for staff and departments specific functions/services. Support business objectives and produce results that are effective, accurate, and timely and on target to meet HR team and stakeholder needs.

b. Manage and oversee development teams, responsible for the full development life cycle of business software, which includes analysis, design, development, and deployment of a software system or packaged vendored solutions, and implementation of business software for the enterprise.

c. Ensure adherence of established methodologies, policies, procedures, tools and infrastructure, in conjunction with Wellmark Technology leaders and other stakeholders. Ensure the architecture, infrastructure, and technical solutions are designed for optimal reusability and integration, aligning with Wellmark technical and business strategy.

d. Develop and mentor application staff on business practices and technical capabilities. Lead departmental compliance with applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements, as well as with corporate policies.

e. Participate and influence technical solution development in support of business functions. Become a trusted advisor and advocate for developing and applying strategic solutions to meet business needs. Develop an indepth knowledge of Wellmark's core business processes, systems, and collaborate with projects/portfolio team to ensure alignment of initiatives.

f. Engage and collaborate with infrastructure operations and application-operations teams to ensure the successful implementation and execution of delivered solutions.

g. Develop and maintain longterm, collaborative relationships with key software and vendor solution providers. Ensure all are a leading advocates for executing business solutions. Evaluate and manage the business relationship including but not limited to ensuring adherence to Wellmark guidelines and standards, oversight of vendor operational metrics, and the management of vendor performance.

h. Other duties as assigned.


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