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Manager of Systems Development- IL- Information Technology Services

Company: Midwestern University
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Reporting directly to the Director of IT Applications & Clinic, the Manager of Systems Development is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to a team of System Developers & Analysts. This position will supervise the CARS system development team, manage project requests and timelines, design and code applications according to project specifications, and assist in the maintenance of server infrastuture that support internal applications. - - Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, hire, train, and provide technical leadership and performance management to the CARS system development team, ensuring team follows University policies.
  • Organize and prioritize new project requests to identify order of completion.
  • Review project requests and develop applications based on project specifications.
  • Assign project requests to developers on team.
  • Monitor project timelines to ensure developers are meeting stated deadlines, assist developers with any obstacles they may encounter to meet project goals.
  • Review and resolve support tickets submitted by the MWU community.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and maintaining the server infrastructure that is needed to support MWU applications.
  • In consultation with the Director of IT App. & Clinic, plan, coordinate and support the implementation of new systems, system modifications or the discontinuation of existing systems and related equipment. Qualifications To perform the Manager of Systems Development job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. - This individual must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required, preferably in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or a related field. - Must have 7-10 years of strong software programming and database management skills. - Must have 1-3 years of management experience, with 3-5 years of management experience preferred. - Must have experience leading a team whose responsibilities were related to software development, implementation, and support of applications with strong mentoring and decision making skills. - The individual must have the following skills:
    • Strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
    • Solid understanding of the software development process, including requirement gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies
    • Ability to accurately estimate project timelines and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time and prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
    • Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding
    • Ability to work with technical and non-technical users
    • Ability to work with stakeholders and vendors in designing effective integration solutions. Computer Skills - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS or JavaScript. - Proficiency with Perl/CGI, Apache, Java EE, or JavaScript frameworks a plus. - Experience with database technology such as SQL, Informix or other RDMS. - Supervisory Responsibilities - - - - - - - - - This job is responsible for supervising a development team. Language Skills - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - High skills: - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. - Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. - Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors Reasoning Ability High skills: - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. - Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. - Mathematical Ability Intermediate skills: - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. - Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or push or pull equipment. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). - Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts. #CB #MidwesternUniversityJobs

Keywords: Midwestern University, Downers Grove , Manager of Systems Development- IL- Information Technology Services, IT / Software / Systems , Downers Grove, Illinois

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