Working Title: Manager, Application Design and Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Basis: Monthly
Salary: $95,000 - $105,000
FTE: 1.0 = 40 Hours / week (full-time)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits Eligible
Applications must be submitted as soon as possible
Position is open until filled.
Internal/External IIT Job Posting Notification
Putting technology to work at Georgia State University. Are you passionate about technology, your clients’ success, and looking to make a difference? Ranked the #2 Most Innovative National University by US News and World Report, Georgia State is a leading force in the digital transformation of higher education. Georgia State's central technology services group, Instructional Innovation and Technology (IIT), seeks to inspire, support, and enable innovative solutions to advance learning, research and economic enterprise. IIT is leading the pursuit to find solutions to the unique challenges associated with information technology and serve as leaders in a global network of knowledge creation and sharing by earning the role of valued partners and trusted advisors for evolving technology solutions, discovering, creating and implementing new models of higher education for a community of diverse learners, creating and supporting innovative solutions that improve the lives of our students, our city and our state, attracting, developing and retaining talented and capable professionals and fostering an innovative culture of leaders where collaboration, ownership, creativity and efficiency are key.
Georgia State University’s Instructional Innovation and Technology Department – Applications Solutions / Application Design and Development Division is looking for a skilled Manager, Application Engineering (Working Title: Manager, Application Design and Development) to join our vibrant and growing team. The Manager, Application Design and Development is responsible for managing business and technical aspects of a business unit. Duties require extensive collaboration with other business units within IIT, internal University customers, and external vendors. This position receives general direction from management and operates at a maximum level of independence. The Manager, Application Design and Development is responsible for the business of delivering applications technology solutions for their particular domain. This includes responsibility for the entire application development lifecycle spanning analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation, and maintenance. Responsibilities also include project and portfolio management, service level management, customer duties and/or responsibilities as determined by the employee’s direct supervisor. The Manager, Application Design and Development is ultimately responsible for the continued financial and operational viability of the business unit for which they are responsible.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Solutions Delivery Management (Responsible for the entire solution development lifecycle including):
Business Unit Management:
Responsible for the business of designing and delivering custom applications. Includes preparing estimates, providing quotes, coordination of sub-contractors, managing business unit costs to remain competitive in the marketplace, and establishing and managing customer service levels (i.e., Service Level Agreements)
Assigns personnel to various projects and support activities and directs activities.
Reviews and evaluates individual performance.
Prepares performance evaluations.
Establishes performance improvement plans when required to rectify deficiencies in team members’ performance.
Project and Portfolio Management
Accountable for project management associated with the delivery of solutions sold to customers.
Responsible for managing a portfolio of multiple, concurrent projects including new product and feature development
Analysis and Risk Assessments
Analyzing potential alternative solutions, performing feasibility studies, defining of solution scope, evaluating vendor supplied technical components and/or packaged solutions.
Systematic re-evaluation of the project portfolio to optimize the portfolio’s value (probability of success, expected extent of strategic impact, consumed resources).
Design, Implementation, Documentation, and Testing
Elicitation of user design requirements, conformance with architectural standards, and documentation of solution technical design.
Construction, development, programming, and/or assembly of solutions
Appropriate documentation of delivered solutions (i.e., technical documentation, user documentation, run-time documentation, help center knowledge articles).
Quality assurance testing of solutions and support for customer acceptance testing of solutions.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications
Previous experience with business process analysis
Technical skills (hands-on experience and/or certification with a particular application development platform is preferred)
Project Management (PMP certification preferred)
Knowledge of and experience with application solutions delivery within higher education
Minimum Hiring Standards
Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience, or a combination of education and related experience
To be fully considered for this position all candidates at the time of submission must provide the following documents that clearly provides proof of education and relevant experience,
A complete and accurate GSU application
A cover letter and a list of 3 professional references are highly recommended.