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VP of R&D

Req ID:  39062

Holon, IL

(we work in a hybrid work model combining working from home and from the office)

Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector. We offer integrated core software solutions and business services, and a full digital suite for the property and casualty/general insurance; life, pension, and annuities; and reinsurance markets. Sapiens also services the workers’ compensation and financial and compliance markets.
Our portfolio includes policy administration, billing, and claims; underwriting, illustration and electronic application; reinsurance and decision management software. Sapiens’ digital platform features customer and agent portals, and a business intelligence platform. With a 30-year track record of delivering to more than 600 organizations, Sapiens’ team of over 4,000 employees operates through our fully owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. For more information: www.sapiens.com


Sapiens Digital
Sapiens Digital team is developing Sapiens' next generation of insurance online services, enabling insurance companies to accelerate their digital services to customers and agents. The Digital team is focused on developing online capabilities for insurance companies on any platform, mobile, and web covering a wide range of self-service, commerce solutions aimed at optimizing the customers’ experience during engagements with their insurance companies & agents via digital channels. 
For more information about Sapiens: https://www.sapiens.com/solutions-categories/data-and-digital/

In this position you will be leading the development and scaling of a most advanced and innovative product, while leading a group of highly skilled and talented people working together in an agile environment. Our global R&D unit is spread across multiple locations (IL, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, India). You will be a key member of the division’s executive team and play a critical role in structuring the roadmap and building strategy.

The ideal candidate has experience with creating rapid application development tools, built for enterprise organizations, interested in working on a developing product, and wants to contribute his/her ideas, creativity, and technical experience.


•    Build a long-term roadmap and short-term plans towards product delivery. Work in close collaboration with the respected Product Group(s)
•    Full responsibility over your product area's technical domain – architecture, integrations, technical governance, methodologies and best practices
•    Full responsibility over your product area delivery, integrations, quality, etc.
•    Collaborating with Product Strategy team to influence strategy
•    Research and initiate new technologies to improve scale and performance
•    Supporting pre-sale & sales efforts 
•    E2E responsibility for development activities, creating and improving methodologies, workforce planning, hiring and training
•    Manage a high performing full-stack developers’ teams in multiple locations (IL, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, India)


•    15+ years of development experience
•    7+ years of managerial experience
•    Significant leadership experience of global teams in the range of 50+ people, 
•    Experience in development of large, distributed software systems
•    Solid understanding of cloud system architecture, DevOps, CI
•    Deep understanding with building modern web applications and modern development best practices, maturing an early stage product to large scale production
•    Experience with at least one cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP), and NoSQL databases
•    Experience in designing a microservices architecture, and releasing using continuous deployment
•    Experience in leading Agile teams and strong expertise with Agile/Scrum methodologies and best practices
•    Experience creating and monitoring annual R&D budget plans
•    Hands on approach with the ability to see the big picture whilst being knowledgeable with the product details


Personal Skills
•    Evidence of visionary and decisive leadership with the ability to inspire staff and others across the organization
•    Entrepreneurship spirit, contribute ideas to the product, helps to drive the product roadmap 
•    Excellent people skills to interact with customers, colleagues and third parties
•    Excellent English, ability to communicate fluently with customers and peers abroad
•    Ability to perform under pressure in a constantly changing environment
•    Customer-first and results-driven mindset
•    Ability to manage cross organizational interfaces in a dynamic and fast paced environment


•    InsureTech experience
•    React, Node.JS, Java development background 
•    Experience with building low code platforms and developer tools
•    Experience with e-commerce analytics, AI, NLP
•    Experience working in a large enterprise organization and a complex matrix environment


Sapiens is an E-Verified & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.

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