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Sr. Manager - Software Development (Data Platforms)
Ref No.: 16-00856
Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Job Description:
The Sr Manager Software Development Engineering (Data Platforms) manages a team of Data Designers and Software Development Engineers, who design, build and manage data platforms. This position participates in the evaluation and prioritization of customer/user requests. Assigns projects, research and work assignments to team members and directs activities, providing functional guidance and completing individual tasks as needed. Ensures projects are completed within designated time frames and tracks and reports to upper management. Participates in cross-departmental IT initiatives. The Sr Manager has full accountability for the work of all members of the team and also represents, strategizes and promotes methodologies and processes across IT and devises improvements to the current processes. This person is also responsible for providing timely feedback to their team members and assisting their leadership with year-end calibration and identification of high performers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Manages a functional team in one or more sites. Works to develop employee's skills, evaluates performance and provides feedback, and oversees resolution of employee relations issues
  • Consults with business, requirements & intake teams and other IT management to evaluate user requests and clarify objectives for projects and initiatives. Develops annual initiative and specific deliverables for their team. Oversees determination of feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current policies, procedures, and functions
  • Completes projects and initiatives as assigned, coordinating their team resources and resources in different departments
  • Provides assistance to IT team members needing their expertise and knowledge. Provides on-the-job training for new or less experienced team members. Mentors team to improve their understanding and skill and ensure they are familiar with resource materials
  • Works with IT Management team to analyze operations and efficiency of the IT group and recommend process improvements
  • Works with departmental leadership to develop and implement strategic business work plan goals. Tracks and periodically reports progress to senior management. Assists the Budget planning and management for their department.
  • Participates in special projects or task forces as assigned
In addition, the selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Having a deep understanding of the Client's data strategy and data platforms
  • Helping to shape Client's data platform strategy and implementation, that supports various types of data consumption including analytics and reporting

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS:

Key requirements for this position:
  • 8-12 years relevant experience or Master's degree with 6-10 years relevant experience
  • B.S degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Hands on experience with data modeling, data analysis and experience with one or more of data modeling tools such as ERWIN
  • Experience in all aspects of software development life cycle
  • Experience in working with multiple teams while resolving issues
  • A broad knowledge of the technology stacks, application, data, application infrastructure, and business architecture
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the database technologies (Teradata, DB2, Oracle, etc.) required
  • Must have led teams of 5 or more for at least 4 years

Desirable characteristics for this position:
  • Four or more years of programming experience
  • Work experience in health care (Pharmacy Benefit Management) or financial industries is a huge plus
  • Setting up centralized data modeling teams and developing canonical models
  • Working knowledge of any big data platform

Position Appeal:
  • Opportunity to work on leading edge data technologies (big data platforms, BI platforms, R, DB platforms) and influence new technology adoption at Client
  • Work on a large team with both vertical and lateral growth opportunities
  • Work on a team with a large enterprise stability and structure but with a startup agility and mindset
  • Work in an environment that respects and rewards contribution & innovation
  • Opportunity to influence the data strategy of a fortune 20 enterprise whose single focus is to keep its patients healthy and safe while reducing their drug spend