Assistant IT Manager, Applications Development

The Job

This role is to assist in managing Life Systems development/enhancement projects including Life Asia, and Capsil.  Managing activities within sub-team and project monitoring.  Regular progress reporting and coaching subordinates.

The Job

  • Responsible for managing small to medium scale projects throughout its life cycle including feasibility study, user expectation management, and change management
  • Propose on system development strategy and planning
  • Evaluate and recommend new IT products and services
  • Establishing design standard and lead system development
  • Develop best practices adhere to system development standards
  • Oversees project execution, measuring/identify potential risk and recommends risk mitigation wherever appropriate
  • Deliver system modification/enhancement within budget and time frame
  • IT staff coaching and mentoring
  • Assist direct supervisor on executing IT initiatives & strategies

The Person

  • University degree in Computer Science or equivalent, minimum 8 years working experience in Information Technology
  • Solid experience in enterprise-scale application development
  • Strong technical knowledge in AS/400, Life Asia or Capsil
  • Good technical  knowledge in .NET or J2EE, middle ware connectivity and client-server technologies
  • Sound knowledge in project management and essential with certification in project management such as PMP
  • Strong knowledge in Life Asia, and Capsil
  • Strong skill in both verbal and written communication
  • Previous experience in implementing enterprise-scale IT system for Life Insurance
  • Good knowledge in Life Insurance products and workflow
  • Previous experience in managing a small team

We offer 5-day works, 20-22 days annual leaves, excellent learning & development opportunities and an attractive package to the right candidate. Interested parties please send your full resume with current & expected salary, education and working experience to Human Resources Department (1/F FWD Financial Centre, 308 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong) or email to or fax to 28503838.

Information collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose. The company will retain all applications no longer than 24 months of which will be destroyed thereafter. When there are vacancies in any of our subsidiaries, holding companies, associated or affiliated companies of, or companies controlled by, or under common control with the Company during that period, we may transfer your application to them for consideration of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, disability or family status in employment process.