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Technical Manager - Application Development 2025276-Victoria, BC, Canada

Technical Manager - Application Development 2025276-Victoria, BC, Canada

Nov 09,2016

Job description


Date Posted [Oct-27-16] (ID: 596910)


We are looking for a Technical Manager – Application Development
Our company is a leading international non-bank financial services company serving under-banked consumers for over 30 years. We serve our customers from over 1,000 retail storefront locations, and digitally through our websites and mobile phone and other remote platforms. We provide consumer financial products and services across 3 divisions; North America, UK and Rest of World.


GENERAL FUNCTION


This role is responsible for leading multi-competency delivery teams through effective and efficient design and delivery of IT software solutions.
You will be accountable for leading the successful delivery of projects, requiring you to plan, coordinate and lead activities across the development and test activities within a lightweight software development lifecycle.
You will have accountability for ensuring your teams operate both effectively and efficiently and that our solutions support business requirements and align with technology and governance standards.
Working closely with other development team members along with other IT colleagues team you will ensure the structured and coordinated planning of your team’s development.  Your technical background and experience will ensure you can offer the support and guidance required from your team.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES


Accountab le for delivery using a combination of internal, offshore and third-party engagement teams
Line management and personal development of highly skilled IT development personnel
Understanding and contributing to the technical solutions from design through to code level
Working closely with VP of N.A. Retail Development, IT Directors and business colleagues to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery
Building strong and robust communication patterns for project and task status
Working with other IT Teams to ensure technical standards, practices and processes are followed
Effective and efficient use of multiple onshore and offshore team members
Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems
Supporting development leadership to provide project resource scheduling and department capacity planning
Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions and processes


EDUCATION


Bachelor ’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field and/or equivalent experience.
5+ years in similar position
EXPERIENCE
Soft Skills
Proven skills in resource planning, scheduling, mentoring, and impediment resolution
Experience of people management and the ability to lead and influence others
Demonstrable experience of delivery using offshore and third-party engagement teams
Experience of customer facing systems with complex back office system integrations
Proven experience in leading the delivery of system/software development projects in a structured environment
Proven technical experience of delivering high performance, quality software in a structured environment
Background and knowledge of software development lifecycles and best practice methods
In-depth understanding of iterative software development methodologies
Background in e-commerce solutions and retail systems, especially in large-scale environments
Evidenced experience of designing multi-tier e-Commerce applications and retail systems, especially in large-scale environments
Demonstrable experience of technical design and construction working alongside offshore and third-party engagement teams
Ability to lead and mentor software engineering teams
Experience of advancing and renewing legacy platforms
Knowledge of high volume transaction systems and experience of integrating business functionality through modern technology patterns
Good written and oral communication
Competent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks
Excellent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks
Excellent creative problem solving skills
Must be detail-oriented and logical
Ability to learn new business and technical concepts
Able to work with minimal supervision
Strong team interrelations
Ability to demonstrate resilience and pragmatism in the face of a challenging and continually changing environment

 

Technical Skills


Software development knowledge in Microsoft .Net, C#, SQL Server and related technologies
Conversant with ALM tools such as TFS, including software configuration management (e.g. Git), branching, merging, continuous integration and delivery, etc.
Experience of working on multi-tier e-Commerce applications and retail systems, especially in large-scale environments.
Technical strategy and planning
IT management
Solution architecture
Portfolio, programme and project support
Requirements definition and management
Systems development management
Systems design
Database design


Desirable Skills


Microsoft development certifications, or equivalent
Knowledge of financial services
Experience of working with outsourced teams


PROBLEM-SOLVING


This role will involve both problem-solving and decision-making to ensure that the team commitments are met and delivery successful.  Working with IT teams and business partners within the defined software development lifecycle, the role will require a proactive, forward looking attitude in order to deal with both immediate needs and to ensure resource capacity planning is efficient and effective.
Please apply today!
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Date Posted [Oct-27-16] (ID: 596910) We are looking for a Technical Manager – Application Development Our company is a leading international non-bank financial services company serving under-banked consumers for over 30 years. We serve our customers from over 1,000 retail storefront locations, and digitally through our websites and mobile phone and other remote platforms. We provide consumer financial products and services across 3 divisions; North America, UK and Rest of World. GENERAL FUNCTION This role is responsible for leading multi-competency delivery teams through effective and efficient design and delivery of IT software solutions. You will be accountable for leading the successful delivery...

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