Dir, Application Development

Responsible to execute the software development strategy, planning, budgeting, resourcing, and delivery of IT applications, services, projects and CTOS implementation in order to maximize the benefit of Information Technology across the business. Drives business and IT engagement through team leadership, technical expertise and by working closely with the business partners to identify, prioritize, and define software solutions. Develop and lead a high-performing team of IT professionals that follows the SDLC to deliver high quality software solution that meets business objectives. Operates with a focus on continuous improvement, partnership, results and ROI. Exhibits a strong work ethic and inspires confidence as software development technology steward. Responsible for bringing new and innovative software solutions and advancing the modernization of our software platforms in alignment with our core business objectives and technical architecture.

Essential Functions:
  • Directs software development/implementation work assignments, measures results and initiates personnel actions as required.
  • Collaborates with business and technical stakeholders to assess feasibility, prioritize projects, and develop and implement plans that address requirements and adhere to established strategic business objectives and systems standards.
  • Serves as overall project director for assigned key initiatives.
  • Responsible for planning and controlling department and project budgets.
  • Lead a team of software professionals: provide guidance and support to Agile scrum masters and team managers.
  • Participates in the software solution planning, and oversees the implementation, of strategies aligned to functional area
  • Drive the successful delivery of software projects in an Agile/Scrum environment across multiple teams.
  • Ensures overall program management integrity through internal communication of program requirements.
  • Provides technical leadership for the design, deployment and operation of IT programs and services.
  • Ensures appropriate technical standards and procedures are followed.
  • Coordinates activities of unit to meet budget and deadlines and resolves conflicting demands.
  • Sets overall goals, performance standards, and operational priorities, and manages resources towards operational goals and budget.
  • Fosters a positive, constructive culture within the team and being a focused, results-oriented leader capable of delivering significant technology initiatives and outstanding IT support/internal operations.
  • Develop next generation leaders by coaching application development managers and technical leads.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate open and effective communication within and between the development team, the business, and external customers.
  • Foster and maintain good working relationships with customers and colleagues to meet expected service levels.
  • Motivate, mentor, and lead the development team to achieve high productivity, high quality, and develop effective business solutions.
  • Conduct annual employee performance reviews.
  • Special projects as assigned by leadership team.

Candidate Education:

  • Required A Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related discipline
  • Required or equivalent work experience 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
Candidate Experience:
  • Required 8 years of experience in Information Systems
  • Required 3 years of experience in Application Development or COTS Implementation
  • Required 3 years of management experience
  • Required Other negotiating software and hardware contracts and licenses
  • Required Other experience “starting up” and delivering against an Information Systems initiative. Effective analyst in reviewing current practices, identifying improved approaches, and proposing same
  • Required Other managing re-engineering and implementation projects
Candidate Skills:
  • Advanced Ability to lead/manage others
  • Intermediate Ability to analyze and interpret financial data in order to coordinate the preparation of financial records
  • Advanced Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers and management
  • Advanced Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Intermediate Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Intermediate Other Must be able to observe and evaluate employee performance and take corrective action when necessary, including the provision of proper training.
  • Intermediate Other Demonstrated ability to influence without direct control and/or authority.
  • Intermediate Other the ability to establish rapport with diverse product/project/and user groups.
  • Intermediate Other resource management
  • Intermediate Other Business-focused and perceived by business as a business partner.
  • Intermediate Other Builder of business-oriented IT teams with a track record of delivering on time, within budget and with quality.
  • Intermediate Other Excellent coaching and mediation skills.
  • Intermediate Ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Intermediate Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Intermediate Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:
Technical Skills:
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Access
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Project
  • Required Intermediate Other Required strong background in large systems software design and development experience, including experience in building web and native mobile applications plus backend APIs
  • Required Intermediate Other Strong background in waterfall and agile software development methodologies
  • Required Intermediate Other Must be skilled at specifying business requirements, logical design models, physical design models, deployment plans, and support plans
  • Required Intermediate Other Extensive and in-depth business knowledge from all perspectives of Information Technology including functional operations, technical support, hardware configurations, and software requirements
  • Required Intermediate Other Sound understanding of application architecture principles and techniques.
  • Required Intermediate Other Application development experience in a variety of environments
  • Required Intermediate Other Possesses skills at documenting service levels, implementation progress reports, and outcomes.


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About us
About WellCare: WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 3.3 million members nationwide as of January 1, 2014. The company employs more than 5,100 nationwide. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com. A Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: WCG).

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