Robert Half Technology Manager of Applications Development in Chicago, Illinois

The Manager of Application Development's primary responsibility is to oversee the streamlined operation of the Application Development team and to ensure it aligns with the business objectives of the firm. The Manager of Application Development is responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling all aspects of application development, implementation and maintenance of development tools, and control of deployment activities. The manager will be responsible for mentoring developers and ensuring that they achieve and improve skillsets necessary to develop applications to meet firm objectives. Together with the Director, the manager will also be responsible for planning and deploying resources to projects. He or she will proactively interface with internal and external customers, vendors, project managers, business analysts and the technical/programming staff to ensure effective definition and the delivery of business applications. Responsibilities include: Oversee all application development activities in the firm, including all phases of the application development lifecycle. Participate in needs assessment, requirements definition, creation, maintenance, upgrading and support of custom-developed applications. Manage all forms of application development, including creation of custom applications, creation of web applications, creation of SharePoint applications, automation of data exchange between systems, workflow automation, support of data warehouses, use of APIs for integration purposes, and development within the Microsoft Office environment. Collaborate with project management and business analyst resources to ensure proper requirements gathering and definition, scope definition, and project planning prior to initiation of development projects. Understand that application development is not always the most effective solution to business challenges and assist the firm in assessing a variety of solutions, including creation of new systems, integration and customization of off-the-shelf solutions, leveraging of unused features or add-ons to existing systems, or automation of minor steps within a manual process. Establish best practices for creating and maintaining secure code and secure systems. Collaborate with Vedder Price security resources to demonstrate to clients or auditors that the firm utilizes secure code development practices. Participate in and advocate for change management best practices in the application development and deployment process, including the proper utilization of development and/or test systems, as needed. Recommend appropriate development languages and platforms. Recommend and implement appropriate development methodologies. Collaborate with database and data architect resources to define optimal database design for custom solutions. Collaborate with testing, support and desktop engineering teams to ensure proper testing, QA review, user experience management, packaging and deployment of developed applications. Recommend, specify and oversee outsourcing of development projects to external parties, as appropriate. Assist Director of Information Services in defining staffing requirements, needed development and skillsets, and organizational structure of the Application Development team. Lead efforts to hire, develop and retain skilled development and analyst resources. Manage Application Development staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation and disciplinary actions. Participate in IS strategic planning as a member of the IS management team.

With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis for initiatives ranging from web development and systems integration to network security and technical support. Through our alliances with industry-leading organizations such as HDI® and the Microsoft® Partner program, we have access to client companies that other staffing firms don't. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to free online technical training and a competitive benefits and compensation package.

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Req ID: 01300-0008941485

Functional Role: Application Development Mgr

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60601

Compensation: $140,000.00 to $170,000.00 per year

Requirements: Data Architecture, Lifecycle Management, Workflow Processes