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Company: Pacific Life
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:

At Pacific Life, we are committed to embracing the incredible power and potential of technology to set ourselves apart from the competition, expand our business partnerships, deliver profitable growth, and improve our operational efficiency.

Pursuing this commitment, we have kicked off a journey to revolutionize the way we deliver technology with the best possible technology vision and strategy, investing in bright, agile, and diverse talent to contribute to our mission of innovating our business and positioning technology as a strategic enabler for the organization. Were actively seeking a talented VP Engineering Excellence to join Pacific Life Technology. This new role will report to the SVP Architecture, Engineering and Platforms. The role is ideally based in Newport Beach, California with a hybrid work mode.

As the VP Engineering Excellence, you will play a key role in Pacific Lifes growth and long-term success by developing and executing upon the overall strategy and roadmap for the ecosystem of technologies driving engineering excellence across Pacific Life. This position has the unique opportunity to both craft and execute the future state vision, while balancing technical and business value considerations. Successful candidates will have deep engineering and application development experience and will not be afraid of challenging technical constraints and procedures to achieve superior solutions that will result in positive business outcomes including increased speed of delivery, improved quality/security of code, and optimized flow. This role provides untapped potential to be part of a large scale business backed enterprise technology strategy that will shape the future of the ecosystem in the industry.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished, innovative technology executive with a demonstrated track record of driving and delivering results with a strategic mindset. S/he will be seen as an expert as it relates to the technical components of the domains / products / journeys that the organization engages and possess hands-on and functional knowledge within relevant areas such as the SDLC toolchains, DevOps, Cloud Development and operations, test automation, container-based deployment technologies, and SRE practices.

Lastly, the new leader will have strong communication skills with the ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions, as well as the ability to attract the right digital talent into the organization. S/he will be an active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the teams potential and performance, being a high-energy and passionate individual who inspires and successfully engages teammates. The ideal candidate will be excited about trying new solutions and will embrace a culture of trust, free thought, and complete transparency among the team. S/he will be brave and forward leaning, challenging the status quo as needed to enable the strategy, elevate engineering practices across the technology landscape and position Pacific Life for long term success.

How you will move us forward:

  • Lead engineering to be future-ready, driving technical vision across the enterprise
  • Lead standardization of engineering excellence practices, tools, and patterns
  • Mobilize teams around the execution of the engineering technology strategy to achieve strategic objectives with clearly defined and measured outcomes
  • Lead engineering chapter teams and guide delivery teams
  • Achieve superior solutions that will result in positive business outcomes including increased speed of delivery, improved quality/security of code, and optimized flow
  • Embed a test and learn mindset. Promote innovation The experience you bring:
    • 15+ years of experience in technology engineering and leadership, preferably 5+ in an executive level role
    • Deep insight into newest technologies and trends
    • Hands-on and functional knowledge within the SDLC toolchains, cloud first development and operations, DevOps practices, software security and SRE practices
    • Experience establishing and developing an engineering excellence team and broader engineering talent across the enterprise
    • Strong communication and organization capabilities including process and data-driven execution as well as driving accountability across teams What will make you stand out:
      • Experience leading large-scale, multi-year transformation and capability building efforts
      • Experience in digital transformations and effective digital capability building
      • Experience with artificial intelligence (AI) and use of data insights
      • A history of developing, socializing, and maintaining functional technology strategy and roadmaps including building explicit alignment with business objectives
      • Demonstration of effectively balancing the desire and need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful
      • Life insurance and Financial Services industry experience You can be who you are.

        People come first here. Were committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Learn more about how we create a welcoming work environment through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Whats life like at Pacific Life? Visit


        $260,000 - $300,000

        Base Pay Range:

        The base pay range noted represents the companys good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of posting. The actual compensation offered to a candidate will be dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to experience, qualifications and geographic location. Also, most employees are eligible for additional incentive pay.

        Your Benefits Start Day 1

        Your wellbeing is important to Pacific Life, and were committed to providing you with flexible benefits that you can tailor to meet your needs. Whether you are focusing on your physical, financial, emotional, or social wellbeing, weve got you covered.
        • Prioritization of your health and well-being including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Wellbeing Reimbursement Account that can be used on yourself or your eligible dependents
        • Generous paid time off options including: Paid Time Off, Holiday Schedules, and Financial Planning Time Off
        • Paid Parental Leave as well as an Adoption Assistance Program
        • Competitive 401k savings plan with company match and an additional contribution regardless of participation

          EEO Statement:

          Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.J-18808-Ljbffr

Keywords: Pacific Life, Newport Beach , VP ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE, Executive , Newport Beach, California

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