Solutions Development Manager

St. Cloud, MN
Information Systems
03-12-2019
St Cloud
Depends on Experience 

The primary purpose of the role is to lead and coordinate the development of solutions for ATS Business service lines. Provides leadership to the Java, Web, Mobile, EDI, Reporting support and development functions.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading group of Software Developers for both custom applications, support and management of existing suite of solutions.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Experience and possible certification in Agile Software development process.
  • Great customer service, communication, and transparency required.
  • Experience in software development life cycle management.
  • Expert Knowledge of software development best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in team building and collaboration.
  • Ability to perform effectively under the guidance/limited assistance from functional leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish trust and rapport with all levels of staff. Able to relate effectively to diverse cultures.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills; able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Able to gather and analyze information and develop alternative solutions.
  • Strong computer proficiency with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook. Able to learn company specific programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, listening and verbal).
  • Willing and able to travel infrequently, including overnight travel.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, monitors, and controls systems development.
  • Consults with management regarding project specifications, determining information requirements, boundaries, and priorities.
  • Prepares and supplies management with analyses/reports/resource estimates to determine project feasibility and develop, evaluate, and revise project goals.
  • Analyzes company information flow and proactively seeks efficiencies.
  • Establishes Solutions Systems budget and strategic plan, ensuring that all company and department goals and deadlines are met.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and partner with internal Subject Matter Expert’s.
  • Works with Project Managers and Business Analysts to ensure requirements are clear and programmable.
  • Continuously seeks to improve departmental quality, efficiency, and productivity standards by creating, updating, and/or revising company processes, tools, and resources, (i.e., forms, procedures, technologies, motivational strategies).
  • Manage a growing team of talented software developers, including Senior Developers and Software Architects.
  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of developers group and active projects.
  • Mentor team members, offering guidance and career development as necessary.
  • Effective management of department annual operating budget, cost center, AP and AR.
  • Partner with Human Resources in the recruiting, interviewing, selection, on-boarding, and training of new employees.
  • Monitors employee performance, conducts employee performance appraisals, recommends promotions and salary adjustments and offers assistance and direction when needed.
  • Provide effective employee performance management utilizing SMART goals, timely and constructive feedback, coaching for improvement, and progressive discipline.
  • Assigns, schedules and reviews work, ensuring that all areas are adequately addressed based on current priorities.
  • In support of ATS’s culture, all employees are expected to consistently, effectively and reliably perform in accordance with the Company’s values as set forth in our core competencies and behaviors (All Employee Competencies and Manager Competencies).
  • Position may require work responsibilities outside of normal business hours and infrequent travel may be required.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibility

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with ATS’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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