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JOB SUMMARY: Manages a team of software developers responsible for the development, sustainment, strategy, standardization, analysis, design, implementation, and configuration of guest systems and services. Responsible for managing all aspects of the project budget to ensure business requirements are met in accordance with established time lines.
Manages the project budget and a team of software developers who work with solutions and tools built on an emerging cognitive computing platform and participates in a highly collaborative team environment leveraging agile methodologies and structures.
Leads a team of software developer who support both in-house and third party applications for multiple operational teams. Ensures production solutions maintain technical currency and integrity.
Works with business partners and internal IT teams to ensure functional business requirements are implemented based on established time lines and technology solutions roadmap.
Partners with Project Managers to develop project schedules, resource plans and budget forecast to include: related projects and activities such as sustainment, software deployment, customer integration and professional services validation.
Builds a team of creative thought partner with business stakeholders, service providers, and related technology teams.
Translate business goals into innovative, technical solutions, develops and maintain alliances with new and existing internal and external service providers and business partners.
SCOPE: Manages a team of software developers and the budget for guest systems and services including the implementation, configuration and overall sustainment.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree. Technical or business degree preferred or equivalent experience in the technology industry.
EXPERIENCE: Five or more years of experience managing and delivering web-based content management and e-Commerce technology solutions through the full project lifecycle. Eight or more years of experience in a large Information Technology or consulting organization with proven experience partnering with client groups in support of managing complex, multi-year and multi-location projects and programs, including the creation and management of program associated budgets. Content management system experience in one or more of the following: SDL Tridion, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager. Extensive experience in strategy definition, consulting and systems analysis, and delivery of e-Commerce solutions that are flexible and can easily accommodate changing business needs and technology trends. Expert knowledge of IT functionality and integration across business processes and application of systems development and project management processes in relation to the initiation, analysis, design, management and implementation of complex projects involving multi-discipline initiatives across the enterprise; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be able to provide global support and work variable hours and/or time zones as needed. T Proven experience in vendor selection and management for a wide range of IT solutions. Extensive experience in strategy definition, consulting and systems analysis, and delivery of e-Commerce solutions that are flexible and can easily accommodate changing business needs and technology trends. Expert knowledge of IT functionality and integration across business processes. Strong interpersonal and stress management skills, with a demonstrated ability to make effective decisions while working through complex personality, program, and business interest related issues. Well developed, executive-level critical thinking and verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and stress management skills, with the ability to make effective decisions while working through complex personality, program, and business interest related issues.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
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