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Application Management Director



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Denver, CO
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5 months ago
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This position plans and directs the efforts of the applications development staff in project activities required for designing, constructing, architecting, implementing, analyzing, documenting and maintaining in-house developed software.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruits staff to include interviewing, hiring, assigning work, training, coaching, and counseling to ensure consistent application of Employee Guidelines, processes, and procedures. Conducts performance review, and holds employees accountable for performance of their responsibilities.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to application development, quality standards, testing and implementation. Evaluates existing business applications to determine technical changes, schedules projects and resources, and monitors project timelines.
  • Researches and recommends new technologies, development tools and development methodologies for business applications that allow the organization to remain adaptive and maintain a consistent architecture while providing quality business applications and services to our customers.
  • Supports vendor relationships ensuring cost and quality levels meet organizational expectations.
  • Plans for software version upgrades and assist in the impact analysis.


  • All other job-related duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience in one or several of the following: Service Oriented Architecture, Java Technologies, Web Services, Application Servers and Oracle Databases.
  • A minimum of five years of experience implementing, designing and enforcing project management, requirements definition and signoff, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), quality assurance methodologies, software testing principles, Six Sigma process improvement (preferred), as well as Change Management and Configuration Management best practices.
  • A minimum of five years of experience managing or acting as a project lead in an applications architecture and development role, in applications design, programming, implementation and post production support of complex software systems and services as well as in relational database architecture, design and development.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a supervisory role
  • A minimum of three years of experience using SCRUM framework for agile development.
  • Ability to stay current with evolving software development technologies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.

Working Environment And Physical Requirements

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.
  • The work environment is a typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.


SAFETY: Promotes safety as agency’s number 1 priority in decision-making, reporting, learning, mitigation and follow-up. Zero tolerance for unsafe conditions or acts. Promotes continuous improvement of safety culture.

COMMUNICATION (B): building and maintaining relationships, mentoring, presentation capabilities

MANAGING/PROBLEM SOLVING: supports and manages change efforts, innovative approaches in problem solving, plans direction for work group to tie in with organizational goals, takes responsibility for outcomes, models desired behavior.

STAFF DIRECTION: timely and thorough planning for tasks and projects, equitable distribution of assignments, utilizes staff strengths, develops staff in weak areas, constructively addresses staff performance problems.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: provides feedback on performance throughout the year, initiates performance plans and disciplinary actions at appropriate times, plans ahead to prepare and present appraisal to salaried employees within thirty days of due date (only exception is unplanned extended absence), consistently follows the CBA in performance management of represented employees.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY: perceived fairness; tolerance; honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures.

DIVERSITY ORIENTATION: encourages and supports diversity of employees and contractors (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise); participates in Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action events and training; refers EEO/AA concerns in a timely manner.

Job Specific Competencies

ACTION ORIENTATION: persists and finishes projects despite obstacles, or redirects when necessary; takes action and addresses opportunities with little supervision; takes extra steps to prevent mistakes or create opportunities.

CUSTOMER FOCUS: communicates courteously and proactively, learns customer’s short-and long-term needs, sees issues from customer’s perspective.

JUDGMENT: makes appropriate and sound decisions after weighing alternatives; follows policies and procedures; thoughtful consideration for other’s opinions; logical.



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