Technical Manager

Atlanta, GA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/08/2017 Job ID: 46555 Industry: IT Manager

Development Manager 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Join and manage a  team that owns a portfolio of custom developed applications which facilitate the Inventory Assortment Planning, Product Classification, and Product Data Management processes. 

As  a leader for  this team, you will: 
  • Lead a strong development team which is responsible for the development, delivery and support of the application portfolio.  Team includes DBA, front-end dev, back-end dev, UI/UX, BA, QA
  • Has overall responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating the development and QA activities relating to incremental application releases.
  • Works to ensure that all major operational activities, associated quality and integrity is consistent with company  methodology and best practices. 
  • Provides technical leadership, clarity and direction for on-site resources and vendor teams. 
  • Ensures technical standards and architecture designs are followed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor' s degree in computer science, business administration, engineering or a related discipline with an information technology focus; highly desirable to have M.B.A. degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience supervising teams (including completion of performance reviews)
  • 5+ years of experience working with executive level business customers
  • 5+ years of experience with relational databases
  • Highly desirable to have experience in software engineering involving development and testing of applications
  • Solid understanding of agile development processes (Scrum, Kanban), including requirement gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies and deployment management.
  • Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
  • Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations
  • Ability to communicate needs and schedules to IT and clients, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered to
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate non-direct reporting staff to apply skills and techniques to solve dynamic problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levels
  • Experience with AngularJS, Java, and Oracle 12c preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Establish standards, procedures, and KPIs for team reporting and documentation.
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel, and manages schedules and plans as required.
  • Work with business customers to: build and maintain roadmap of technology initiatives; and ensure team is focused on delivering according to business priorities (backlog grooming).
  • Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Coordinates and respond to requests for changes from original specifications.
  • Monitors project results against technical specifications.
  • Keep close contact with key Vendor and End-user representatives directly to ensure technologies are providing specified capabilities to customers.
  • Gets efforts off the ground, keeps them on track and on budget, and resolve issues with customers.
  • Provides leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle.
  • Leads the effort in creative approaches to problem solving and quality deliverables supporting business needs.
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