IT Manager II (Custom Development)

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The IT Manager II, is responsible to provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review, and ultimately be responsible for developing quality, highly scalable custom developed applications. This position will interface directly with key business units and other IT groups as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Deliver custom development projects on time, with high quality and within budget. Use Agile/Iterative development methodologies to deliver solutions with a high level of quality, flexibility and adaptability. Collaborate with internal and external IT teams to resolve/improve IT processes and procedures and make recommendations.
  • Provide hands-on technical management for the custom application development using latest technologies like Angular, Spring Boot, MuleSoft, REST APIs, Micro services etc.
  • Manage, mentor and coach a team of development engineers. Ensure that the team is following our engineering practices including adherence design, architecture, development, documentation, testing, scalability, performance and security. Provide regular and constructive performance feedback to individuals.
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement to help drive greater efficiencies within Ross. Diagnose and resolve systemic obstacles that prevent the team from delivering high-quality software.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Communications
  • Hands-on Development and
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizing
  • Conflict Management
  • Motivating Others
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • At least 10 years of experience with software development
  • At least 5 years of managing a team of engineers
  • Strong technical background and hands-on experience in application development
  • A solid understanding of development best practices, including agile and waterfall.
  • Hands on experience with writing applications using technologies/frameworks like Java, Spring Boot, Angular, Node JS, Microservices, APIs etc
  • Proficiency with software architecture and design patterns
  • Experience with CI/CD and ALM tools like Jenkins, SonarQube, Bitbucket, Nexus, JIRA etc.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated history of engaging internal customers, including listening, influencing, translating technical details into understandable concepts and building consensus.
  • Undergraduate degree in information systems, computer science, or a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 5+ years of hands-on experience with Java, Spring Boot, APIs etc
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate across various groups, build relationships and manage effectively in a matrix organization
  • Interest in pushing the technology, people, and organization envelope to explore new ways to deliver the custom solution to the business
  • Graduate degree

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
  • Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
  • Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Engineering Team, Project Manager, Business Analyst

DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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