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The Director, Enterprise Application Development leads the team of
6 – 8 highly technical individuals who implement, configure,
develop (program), integrate, maintain, and improve the
University’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Ellucian
Colleague and Workday, and over 60 additional enterprise-level
software applications. This individual will develop and implement
technology strategies and solutions that support the university’s
objectives and department-level goals. S/he will be a strategic
thinker and hands-on technical manager, responsible for growing and
mentoring individual team members, leading complex technology
projects, and influencing groups outside their direct span of
control. The incumbent understands the ERP and enterprise product
roadmaps, prioritizes initiatives, and manages resource
allocations, in support of University priorities.
- Direct, manage, and lead the Enterprise Application Development
team as they implement efficient, effective and high-quality
enterprise-wide technology solutions. Provide technical management
and oversight of all modules of AU’s Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) systems, Ellucian Colleague and Workday, as well as over
sixty additional enterprise-level software applications.
Responsible for managing technical workstreams for ERP and
enterprise application project implementations following SDLC and
agile practices, providing supervision and support to project team
members and identifying and assigning internal and external
resources. Partners with OIT management, staff and customer
stakeholders to assess technology options to identify appropriate
solutions and make technical design decisions.
- Manage the Enterprise Applications Development &
Integration team: Manage a team of senior application developers to
implement solutions that meet campus needs. Supervises staff and
provides leadership and guidance as well as conducts performance
appraisals; provide mentoring and leadership to team members,
taking into consideration and supporting their individual career
paths. Collaborate with team to understand priorities and plan
technical projects and resource assignments in alignment with
priorities. Manage resource allocations to balance workloads and
day-to-day responsibilities, leveraging individual team member's
technical, analytical, and project management strengths and
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This position directly supervises at least 6-8 full time,
highly technical individuals including senior application and
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time, 35 Hours/week.
- Function Leader A.
- Availability after-hours as needed.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
- 8-10 years of relevant experience.
- Progressively responsible experience with software development
and application support, strategic technology planning, integrating
complex systems, and designing interactive enterprise-level
- IT technical and managerial leadership in application
development, implementation and integration.
- Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Progressively responsible experience managing and developing
staff; strong team building skills and ability to gain cooperation
and motivate others.
- Strong experience evaluating and integrating third party
technology solutions and services.
- Strong experience following SDLC and iterative processes.
- Ability to carefully manage resources for maximum return;
proven ability to direct the activities of others in time sensitive
critical projects; ability to multi task effectively, juggle
multiple priorities and negotiate trade-offs.
- Strong experience working with multiple application and
- Strong professional presence, energetic personality, can-do
attitude, experience working with stakeholders at all
- Strong vendor management skills, including the ability to lead
negotiations, and experience analyzing and applying a vendor
roadmap to project planning and goal setting.
- Highly effective written and oral communications skills, strong
- Interest in trends and developments within the technology
industry and a passion for the potential of technology tools to
- Master's degree or equivalent.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate, or
- Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms,
in particular Ellucian and especially Workday.
- Experience with Workato integration platform.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
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