Mgr, Application Development

Oversees a team of IT professionals responsible for software development and design for various application development projects. Helps to lead the effort on setting the future direction for software design and continued migration to leading edge technology across current and future products.

Essential Functions:
  • Organizes, prioritizes, coordinates, and administers the day-to-day activities and workload of the application development teams.
  • Manages all aspects of the application development lifecycle, including systems analysis, design, development, deployment, maintenance, and enhancements for larger scope projects.
  • Adheres to all IT processes and protocols and ensures that staff also operates in accordance to department protocols.
  • Provides project oversight and administration to ensure that the development and delivery of information systems solutions meets or exceeds the expected business requirements, and that work is completed and delivered on time and within budget. Fiscally responsible to understand financial treatment of efforts and should drive the sensitivity around accurate effort reporting.
  • Ensures that all provided technology services and solutions meet business needs for reliability, performance, and security.
  • Gets involve to understand the functional and technical solution to keep the design and implementation team honest to the outcome. Also, strikes a balance with the need to deliver on a deadline and still meet long-term strategic objectives.
  • Monitors and directs software development to demonstrate solution design meets standard architecture considerations and approvals to include: (1) standard database structures, (2) code standards, (3) common components and reusable programs (4) security and performance levels, (5) system interfaces and dependencies.
  • Participates on cross functional project teams (internal and external) to deliver quality solutions that meet client’s business requirements. Gains a solid understanding of business requirements to support the development, testing, and production readiness efforts.
  • Develops and promotes the overall vision, goals, objectives and strategies for the Application Development team in-line with the Information Technology Business Unit’s goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the assessment of current legacy systems and provide recommendations for implementing state of the art systems using the latest software and technologies.
  • Oversees the effort to create and improve product releases through continuous integration and automation. Looks for ways to automate and improve current processes/solutions within the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Creates and implements action plans to mitigate risks and resolve issues, working with representatives from stakeholders across the company.
  • Keeps up-to-date with emerging IT trends and technologies and the industry’s best practices.
  • Mentors team members from both a technical and professional career enhancement perspective by offering constructive feedback. Build next generation leader and take responsibilities to right size the team with right talent doing right work.
  • Provides day-to-day management and supervision for software engineering team by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies. Drive best in people and structure the team by strength.
  • Makes effective hires, develops and trains employees, coaches for optimal performance, gives team members regular performance feedback. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed to promote optimal employee performance and low staff turnover.
  • Identifies staffing needs, provide general direction, assign specific tasks and responsibilities, evaluate and mentor staff.
  • Manages conflicting priorities and multiple projects effectively.
  • Conducts annual employee performance reviews.
  • Assists with technical training and user education.
  • Provides after-hours work and on-call availability may be required to support deployments or upgrades to production systems to avoid system downtime during business hours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:
    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 7 years of experience in the software development, implementation, and/or maintenance of large-scale applications
    • Required 2 years of experience in resource management, performance management or mentoring of IT professional resources
    • Preferred Other Healthcare industry
    Candidate Skills:
    • Intermediate Demonstrated project management skills
    • Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
    • Intermediate Demonstrated written communication skills
    • Intermediate Ability to work in a matrixed environment
    • Intermediate Other Must be able to document and diagram solutions using standard formats. Documentation must be grammatically correct, factually accurate, and appropriate to the target audience.
    Licenses and Certifications:
    A license in one of the following is required:
      Technical Skills:
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Access
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Visio
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
      • Required Intermediate Microsoft Project

        About us
        Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2018. WellCare is a Fortune 500 company that employs nearly 12,000 associates across the country and was ranked a "World's Most Admired Company" in 2018 by Fortune magazine. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, childbirth or related medical condition or other legally protected basis protected by applicable federal or state law except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Comprehensive Health Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V/SO.