Director of Application Development

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

PRI Technology Bedminster, NJ

Bedminster, NJ
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I have a permanent Director of Application Development in Bedminster NJ that needs a hands-on, tech savvy, energetic individual to join the team. This candidate must have Salesforce experience. It can't be a similar CRM, and it can't just be someone with "exposure" to Salesforce.

Job specifications are below:


* Work with key business leaders, understand their end to end business processes, and provide thought leadership with how technology will enable new or enhanced business capabilities
* Work with business leadership to develop and follow industry best practices
* Set and manage expectations of the business through continuous communications and relationship building to establish a true partnership
* Participate in the development/maintenance of application portfolio roadmaps
* Assist in the generation of viable business cases that include staffing information, sourcing information, and risk mitigation plans
* Work with the business leaders to develop and manage the IT Plan of Record / Backlog
* Develop and personally understand the business requirements that are required and work closely with the business to obtain agreement on the "intended outcome" of projects
* Prepare recommendations for the IT operating and capital budgets


* Select, develop and manage development team(s) comprised of staff and/or outsourced vendors to develop and implement project requirements conforming to established standards
* Monitor and coach team in their effectiveness in meeting the business needs
* Provide leadership by establishing department and individuals goals
* Continuously improve and supervise the software development process, setting short-term objectives and assessing progress as defined by the selected software development methodology
* Lead the project execution and quality assurance for all applications within the IT portfolio
* Manage vendor relationships with third-party software companies
* Work with the project managers to objectively evaluate team and vendor delivery performance versus schedule, cost, and quality and provide feedback on a periodic basis to staff and vendor
* Develop and execute post development support plan and process to ensure that the product has the necessary resources to support during the life of the application
* Analyze operations data and institute procedural changes where warranted to effect cost reduction through more efficient systems, operations, and schedules
* Drive alignment with Enterprise Architecture, Development and Security standards



Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer technology, business administration, engineering or related field required

10years' IT Management experience across all aspects of application development required

8years' experience leading customer application development required. Strong Microsoft technologiesexperience

Strong and proven experience implementing and managing CRM cloud and marketing cloud applications

More than 8years' experience developing and leading an internal and third party vendor development and support team with full SDLC lifecycle for software maintenance/development/implementation projects with in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Well versed with SDLC and associated toolsets from Requirements to Operations

Strong team player with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Proven strategic thinker - Capable of acting as a thought partner to the business, IT team and vendors

Creative, original thinker, not constrained by status quo, and able to show initiative with conceptual intelligence

Open to giving and receiving direct feedback in an environment where people are encouraged to challenge management

Ability to identify gaps between where we are and where we need to be

Understands hardware and systemsoftware functions, particularly those used by the business, aspires to understand the end to end business process enabled by the technology

Programming language familiarity such as: JQuery, JSP, HTML, VB.NET, CSS, XMLXSLT, JavaScript, MS-SQL Server, web and Windows service development and techniques such as responsive design and familiarity with web standards

Agile/Scrum and a PM disciplined approach

Experience managing technologies such as CRM/Marking MS Dynamics and

Current experience with Cloud computing such as Azure and AWS

Experience with B2C and B2B Applications

Experience with Corporate Systems (HR, Finance, Procurement and Legal)

Experience leading design and development projects within a service-oriented architecture (SOA)

Experience with resource planning, forecasting, and project delivery methodologies.