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Applications Manager

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Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Application Services, The Applications Manager is responsible for managing the applications programming team. The Applications team is tasked with development, support, maintenance, and testing of web applications and data integrations at the College. The Applications Manager will establish departmental standards to develop front and back-end code that supports a wide variety of internal and public-facing applications, manage project development, establish tasks for these projects, mentor team members, and write code as needed.
Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Oversee the Applications group, managing staff and projects.
  • With the Director of Application Services, set priorities for the group.
  • Create and ensure adherence to project specifications for various Applications needs
  • Interface with members of other ITS teams and other College departments on large-scale projects
  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality web applications for the College
  • Establish departmental programming standards
  • Maintain expertise in both front and back-end languages and frameworks.
  • Maintain expertise in database technologies
  • Acquire new expertise as necessary to meet product and department requirements.
  • Perform code review and mentor developers

Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ Years experience managing and mentoring other developers
  • Demonstrated skills as a full-stack web developer
  • Excellent working knowledge of TypeScript, React, Next.js, Node.js, and other web technologies
  • Strong understanding of back-end development including experience developing RESTful APIs
  • Strong project management and project specification abilities
  • Solid understanding of software testing best practices
  • Familiarity with both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Familiarity with AWS platforms including Lamba, API Gateway, and DynamoDB
  • Familiarity with static and dynamic websites, CI/CD, and cloud deployment
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and organizational skills
  • A strong willingness to learn new technology and wear lots of hats
  • Higher education experience is preferred

Extra Credit
  • Working knowledge of other languages (especially Ruby, Python, and PHP).
  • Strong AWS experience (DynamoDB, Lambda, API Gateway, S3).
  • Solid design sensibilities and an understanding of modern CSS development.
  • An interest in exploring new tech and making recommendations to the department.
  • Previous experience with integrations with any of the following: Salesforce, Simpplr, Workday, iPaas solutions.

Core Competencies
Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College’s mission e.g.
  • Supervision
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Service Oriented
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
  • Proficient Problem Solving
  • Understands Risk Management
  • Excellent Innovation/Creativity
  • Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.

This is a full time, exempt level position with a salary range of $117,000-$123,500. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
  • This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement - upon hire, candidates will need to live within commuting distance
  • Condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition & Education benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's commitment to inclusive excellence ( ) . Please provide examples of how you have integrated diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into your past work. For more information, please visit .
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.


College of the Holy Cross

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Our home city of Worcester, Massachusetts offers cultural, professional and recreational opportunities for students of every interest — from the masterworks displayed in the Worcester Art Museum to the one-of-kind restaurants on Shrewsbury Street. And with the ski slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire, the stunning beaches of Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the cities of Boston and Providence all within striking distance, there’s much to discover throughout this dynamic six-state region.

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