IT Technical Platform Manager

Information Technology Carmel, Indiana Chicago, Illinois Thursday, August 12, 2021


Position at CNO Financial Group, Inc.

The Technical Platform Manager role is accountable for 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.

Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manages small to midsize subset of respective portfolio and ensures on-time delivery of business initiatives.
  • Participates in respective TPO area operational planning process and provides input to defining objectives.
  • Provides 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. .

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of software application development principles and processes.
  • Understands the business objectives and has business domain knowledge to execute on objectives.
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and build relationships.
  • 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. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, finance, business management or a related field.
  • Minimum of five to seven 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 lean IT, agile development, and DevOps principles and frameworks preferred

CNO Financial Group is a holding company that provides health and life insurance, as well as retirement solutions, to middle-income Americans through its family of established insurance brands: Bankers Life, Colonial Penn and Washington National.  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, 5,000 exclusive agents and 4,000 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. 

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

*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.

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