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Technology Practice Leader at Guardian Life Insurance in San Francisco, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of a collaborative Benefits Technology team?
Are you an innovator who is excited by the changing insurance landscape as a result of technology advancement? Is a culture where "People Count," "We Do the Right Thing," and "We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards" important to you? If so, Guardian is seeking a Technology Practice Leader to provide technical and functional benefits technology expertise to support our distribution team and enable the sale of digital as a product.

You are:

  • A leader who thrives in partnering with sales and broker teams, developing strategies to increase the adoption of our external digital integrations and promoting the value of our deep partnerships.
You have:

  • 5 years insurance experience in at least three of the core areas in focus: distribution, account management, operations, financial analysis /pricing, product / marketing

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; MBA and/or relevant industry designations a plus

  • Experience/expertise working with third party benefits technology companies

  • Demonstrated success leadership, relationship development, influence, and consultation

You will:

  • Provide in depth technical and operational expertise of benefits technology platforms

  • Advise, guide, and support Guardian's Group Sales Representatives & Client Managers to enable the sale of digital as a product

  • Support the roll-out of new benefits technology programs and relationships

  • Develop business relationships with technology centers & experts with our top national and regional brokers to communicate and align digital strategies

  • Promote Guardian's capabilities and positioning of our value proposition

  • Maintain awareness of competitive issues, trends, and opportunities in the marketplace

  • Identify training opportunities and provide input into the development of training programs

  • Act as a liaison with all internal Guardian departments (e.g., Product, Distribution, Underwriting, Customer Service Delivery, Marketing, & Training) to ensure end to end process success, provide subject matter expertise, and develop recommendations to improve integrated service models with third party benefits technology


  • 25- 50% travel - Travel to various Field offices, key partners and finalist presentations
Our promise:

  • At Guardian, you'll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals.

  • Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards

We offer:

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate technology and innovation in a secure and compliant way

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period

  • Life and disability insurance

  • A great 401(k) with match

  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care

  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity

  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best

  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

About Guardian:
Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 150 years. Every day, we serve approximately 27 million people through a range of insurance and financial products. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

© Copyright 2019 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY.