Director of IT Applications

  • 51604
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Pflugerville, TX
  • Manufacturing
  • $120,000 - $140,000
  • Scott Heimberg

Job Description

Director of IT Applications

Responsibilities:


The Director of Applications’ primary responsibility is to oversee the effective operation of all business applications and the integration of data. Secondarily, the position will integrate new applications into the organization and manage changes to existing applications. The role supervises and maintains the organization’s repository of software applications through best practices and the appropriate staffing. This includes the administration, monitoring and support of software and ancillary systems.

The Director of Applications will plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the Business Applications department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. The role is also responsible for managing and leading projects and initiatives related to application changes and implementation of new functionality.

 

  • Direct team of technology professionals that support all the business applications within the organization, e.g. ERP, G/L AP/AR, POS, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Reporting, etc.
  • Direct the development of any new software integration and manages internal systems integration to meet functional requirements and interface specifications.
  • Assure effective communications are maintained within the department and externally; where appropriate involve employees in plans, and keep employees up to date on progress towards meeting goals
  • Monitor performance of direct reports and provide coaching and counseling as needed
  • Acts as a technical lead for all technical integrations and functional delivery of projects and initiatives.
  • Review and analyze existing applications effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems. Oversees the administration, operations, database maintenance and security of all applications to ensure effective operation, minimal downtime and data integrity.
  • Directs development and delivery of enterprise reporting and delivery.
  • Coordinate analysis and resolution issues on all system upgrades and changes.
    • Ensure that new systems and changes are properly tested. Develop and maintain superior test plans by partnering with QA.
    • May require hands-on work to support and maintain current systems integration or SQL database development related to application software.
    • Work with the IT operations team to deploy applications to required users 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 10 years’ experience in application development and integration - preferably in a retail or ecommerce environment.
  • 3 years’ experience in managing enterprise reporting solutions or BI Tools.
  • 2 years proven experience managing a team in a technical capacity.
  • Experienced with designing and developing software applications using, Java, C#, SQL or similar language constructs.
  • Fundamental understanding of web-based systems programming and development - knowledge of mobile application development a plus.
  • Experience in best practice application architectures, integration frameworks, technical strategies to ensure stability and reliability.
  • Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and exhibit professionalism. Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure.
  • Working in a retail environment in a technical capacity and/or experience in the C-Store/Petro industry considered a plus.
  • Experienced in support of ERP and or POS considered a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • Prior financial institution experience a plus.
  • Project management/project team experience a plus

 

WHAT CANDIDATES SAY ABOUT THIS RECRUITER:
Scott was very great to work with. I always knew where I stood in the process, had great response time with him and was a great person just to talk to and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend him and feel as if I made a great friend in the process.
Christina Keller