The Development Manager, Administrative Systems is ultimately
responsible for integrating and supervising all aspects of the
University’s administrative computer systems including Workday and
Peoplesoft. The Development Manager initiates and carries out
objectives with all Information Technology managers and
- Essential Functions:
- Provides direction for the software development team in the
Information Technology department that are consistent with
established National University goals and objectives.
- Responsible for directing and overseeing the programming
efforts within the Information Technology department to insure
compatibility, integration, and delivery of all University core
applications including functional and technical components.
- Responsible for managing the assignment and tracking of
programming projects to contractor resources in order to maximize
team productivity and minimize financial impact.
- Project planning, including scoping, resource planning and
supervision, budgeting and deployment.
- Ensures that solutions provided fit into the overall
- Ensures that solutions provided are flexible, extensible, and
- Develops and adapts quality software engineering processes that
allow the team to provide solutions in our challenging environment
within project constraints.
- Provide support as needed to production systems ensuring that
both internal and external customer needs are met.
- Identify the risks and plan mitigation for the project(s).
- Communicate/escalate the project issues to leadership as
- Display a commitment to deliver systems in a timely manner
according to business need.
- Motivate staff to deliver quality projects within
- Lead projects for technologies or systems that may lay outside
- Aggressively work to provide solutions to challenges as they
- Mentor and Coach team members as necessary.
- Possess a positive and constructive attitude.
- Evaluate team member performance.
Hire, train and develop staff
Education & Experience
Technical / Functional Skills
- Master's degree with focus in Computer Science or software
development and four (4) years as a software developer/engineer
required or Bachelor's degree with focus in Computer Science or
Programming and six (6) years as a software developer.
- Experience managing an Information Technology department or
team within a Higher Education academic organization is
- The position requires the experience managing and leading work
teams, experience developing relationships with key customers.
- The position requires in depth experience identifying
opportunities for improvement both internal and external to the
- This position requires at least 3 years experience with Workday
and Workday Integrations.
- Experience with Oracle Peoplesoft a strong plus.
- This position requires a vast amount of creativity and
independent judgment during the creation and implementation of
University-wide information systems. It also requires management
skills for both personnel issues and technical leadership. The
position requires strategic thought leadership.
- This position requires facility with database systems,
including data warehouse environments, and tools for reporting and
analyzing structured and unstructured data sources.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- At least 2-3 years of experience leading teams and managing
- The position requires the ability to develop complex project
and operational plans and communicate effectively with executives
and IT subordinates to drive toward project completion. The
position requires the ability to think on your feet with the unique
ability to keep things “working.” If problems exists the Manager
helps conduct a process analysis to identify root cause and develop
creative solutions. The Manager must demonstrate thought leadership
structuring and managing work--managing deliverables, scope,
schedule, and expectations.
- This position is primarily responsible for the supervision of a
major department in the Information Technology area. The success of
the University's Information Systems depends on the integration and
compatibility of all functional technical areas. This position
works with the management of the University to determine the
University's goal and objectives for the optimum use of the
computing resource within the organization. This position is
article to a fully functional University Information System.
National University is committed to maintaining a high-quality,
diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a
network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs
more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students.
We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands
of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive
academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and
staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a
sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs
available both online and at our many campus locations, National
University is a leader in creating innovative solutions to
education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population,
including adult learners and working professionals.
National University offers an opportunity to work in an
innovative environment that supports diversity.
National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee
or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local
laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and
creative people come together to make the impact of a
lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants
will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and
admission at National University. We are focused on equality and
believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family
care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex,
gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin,
and other legally protected group status.