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Director of Software Applications

Company: Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

What you'll be doing:

As Director of Software Applications, you will work with teams of software engineers, web developers and Salesforce specialists to direct the design, build, implementation, support, and maintenance of Salesforce and Microsoft technologies applications. You will manage a team of staff members and act as a technology specialist, working with different departments of the organization to define requirements, identify and propose solutions, set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor the progress of technology projects across applications development and implementation.

To be successful, you will have a well-rounded background in IT with hands on experience implementing Custom Applications on Salesforce and Microsoft Platforms, web/mobile/responsive design and development, managing SCRUM based project teams, and exhaustive experience in application development. You will have an in-depth understanding of best practices for SDLC and project management methodologies and tools, able to take lead responsibility for time sensitive projects and accurately estimate resource requirements and can make judgments based on experience.

What you need to succeed:

  • 4-5 years Salesforce experience and knowledge is required.
  • 6-8 years overall IT experience demonstrating increased responsibility.
  • 4-6 years' experience managing application development teams as Application Development Manager, Technology Lead, or Team Lead.
  • 3-5 years hands-on experience managing multiple SCRUM teams. SCM Certification highly desired.
  • Experience leading custom development and implementation projects from a technology perspective strongly desired.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage team of Application Architects, Developers, Testers and Business Analysts.
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and staying in budget.
  • Strong experience establishing processes and estimating and optimizing resources.
  • Strong understanding of User Interface/Experience as an end user with ability to align with emerging technologies and trends.
  • Detail oriented with excellent supervisory, communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and organizational skills.

What you'll be responsible for:

  • Work daily with team members and stake holders, participate in meetings (daily standups, sprint planning, etc.) Oversee ongoing development, testing and implementation of our Salesforce platform as well as strategic and operational technology projects within the organization.
  • Manage planning and implementation activities on projects and report on current project capacity and trends. Ensure resource capacity issues are identified and addressed.
  • Serve as liaison and inter-department leader, taking ownership of requirements gathering and quality metrics.
  • Support and understand our different website databases, content, operations, and enhance site functionality. Initiate gap analysis processes to routinely reevaluate strategic plans, work with users to understand business requirements, and build process flow schematics that assist developers.
  • Compile best practices and other relevant documentation for operational and delivery efficiency. Measure project team performance and suggest improvements.
  • Help identify, develop, and demonstrate new technology solutions to advance the organization.
  • Directly support JUF campaign integration on an ongoing basis in addition to mandatory campaign-related activities.

Keywords: Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago , Director of Software Applications, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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