Manager, Application (Software) Development

Company Name Green Shield Canada (view profile)
Location Windsor, Canada
Date Posted September 13, 2017
Category Information Technology, Communications and Entertainment
Job Type Full-Time

Description

We are seeking an individual to serve as a Manager, Application (Software) Development in our Windsor office.
Our IT Team is highly engaged and committed to support the growth of the different business platforms within the organization and the execution of the Company’s strategic plan. The IT team offers a variety of rewarding challenges for today’s solution-driven professionals. Embracing an approach rooted in strategic partnership, we are always on the lookout for talented go-getters with a collaborative mindset.
Reporting to the Director, Application Delivery Services, the Manager, Application (Software) Development has responsibility for the management and coordination of all aspects of an application development team to meet or exceed company and department objectives.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage Application Development functional deliverables for multiple concurrent projects from inception to completion.
• Define responsibilities, assign resources, create, maintain and monitor development schedules and budget.
• Effectively allocate resources to optimize project portfolio delivery.
• Ensure that application development milestones are met by anticipating issues, managing resources and
Risks.
• Drive test-driven development and other engineering best practices and continuous improvement of development processes.
• Participate in various specification and design reviews.
• Lead, mentor and coach the software development team. Encourage and develop reports so they advance in their technical expertise.
• Ensure that adherence to technical standards, process and policy is being followed.
• Foster a climate that supports relationship building and collaboration with other IT teams and throughout the business, which results in improved alignment and innovation.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• University degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
• Minimum of 8 years of related experience in Enterprise IT environments working in, managing and leading development teams.
• Proven ability to manage design and development activities on multiple simultaneous application development projects from inception to completion.
• Experienced in providing planning and reporting of development team activities and progress as part of an
Integrated Project Management Process.
• Demonstrated leadership experience to motivate, build, develop and lead effective teams to achieve results.
• Strong development and design experience. Expert knowledge of software development methodologies, and the software lifecycle gained from experience developing multiple projects.
• Clear and effective written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to all levels of internal and external customers.
• An accomplished Facilitator with excellent interpersonal and communications skills that support working effectively in multi-disciplinary and multiple location team environments.
• Highly developed planning, organizing and negotiating skills; can manage multiple tasks, meet tight deadlines and respond to changing priorities.
• Valuable to have experience in .NET, C, C++, C#, Oracle RDBMS, Team Foundation Server, SharePoint.
• Ability to travel within Canada.
• Bilingual French/English would be considered an asset.

GSC is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation please contact requestforaccommodation@greenshield.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please apply directly through the Green Shield Canada website (http://www.greenshield.ca/en-ca/About-GSC/careers) no later than September 27, 2017.

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