Software Applications Development Manager

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Job Description
    The goal of the Software Application Development Manager is to enable great experiences for end-users of our technology solutions, through effective leadership and effective project management practices. This position is responsible for working with management user community stakeholders across all phases of application life cycle to influence, deploy, and adopt effective technology solutions for the user community. Incumbents for this position are expected to be extremely collaborative in the way that they work with various groups and individuals to design innovative and effective technology solutions for our customers and staff. This working manager's role is to manage resources, risks, budget, and schedule for the solution testing and deployment activities, while working with programming, operations, and other groups to create and execute effective plans to orchestrate user acceptance testing, user community engagement, readiness, and end-user support to accomplish application adoption and business value. Measures of value include productivity, revenue, cost reduction, and client satisfaction. The position reports to the Chief Technology Officer and works with the programmers and other technology teammates to deliver excellence in systems design, programming, and documentation.
    Demonstrated strong project management root-cause problem resolution, and decision-making skills Knowledge of software development life cycle required and recommended controls Capacity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of proposed business processes and workflow changes Excellent oral and written communication including issue management, risk management, strategic planning, delivering presentations, and negotiation skills Can identify business issues and develop risk mitigation strategies Has built credible customer relationships both in immediate team and across multiple customer groups Strong cross-group collaboration skills Business process design methodology and implementation Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support Good working knowledge of database design in Microsoft SQL and Access Background in Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic, Excel, Word, Outlook and HTML Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project
Experience & Knowledge
    Bachelor's degree in business, information systems, or related field 5+ years’ experience developing and/or deploying line of business applications, and/or conducting change management or related projects 10+ years’ experience in the IT or software industry or in business/IT consulting services Drive strong project management disciplines into all activities, including: Project Planning, Resource Planning, Risk Management, Issue Tracking, Status Communication, and Success Measurement Serve as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving business systems issues Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed solutions and systems Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects Research and recommend hardware and software development Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes Coordinate application development for multiple projects Assist in troubleshooting software application issues Provide assistance and advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology Produce technical documentation for new and existing applications Manage programming team and aid in programming as needed Drive process improvements Manage project budgets Manage vendor resources Other responsibilities as assigned
    BS in Business or related field
   Location: Birmingham, AL
   Date Posted: 10.10.2017
   Contact Name: Gretchen Travis
   Contact Email:
   Contact Phone: 205-202-5692

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