Director of Application Development
Freeman Company - Arlington Heights, IL

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Are you able to ensure users/customers are provided professional, timely support and service?
Can you s tructure, lead, train and develop IT staff for maximum effectiveness?
Do you have experience providing technical expertise, support and guidance in planning and implementing?

If you answered “YES!” to the above questions, AVT Event Technologies is looking for you.

The Director of Application Development will be responsible for the management and delivery of business application related services, including requirement definitions, design, development, testing, implementation and support. The technology platforms include custom MS .NET & C, as well as MS packages and stacks hosted in local, Enterprise/Corporate as well as 3rd party vendor environments. This position will manage internal, remote and external resources in all aspects of the development lifecycle placing specific emphasis on the business and technical solution design. This position will report directly to the CIO FAVS while working within the AV hospitality group headquarters. Additional responsibilities include:

Partners with management team to align company information technology with strategic direction.

Recommends and plans information technology to support and meet company objectives based on research and evaluation.

Builds and develops information technology organization, processes and procedures to support business needs.

Provides project management expertise, oversight, and guidance for all business application development/maintenance projects, including application development activities, ensuring that projects are completed on time/budget, and with superior quality.

Builds strong relationships with business partners and ensure that requirements are identified and well defined.

Effectively negotiates with outside vendors and consultants as required. Uses consultants judiciously to augment staff, and manages their work to ensure effective, cost-beneficial utilization.

Provides an accurate cost and schedule projections of needed software, hardware and personnel resources, thereby increasing efficiency and decreasing costs for the company.

Manages ongoing operating and capital budgets accurately and timely for optimal use of department resources.

Ensures effective use of staff, the smooth/efficient operation of the Development group, proper controls, and minimal down-time due to systems issues.

Directs implementation and execution of new/upgraded systems via well-defined plans including procedures, deadlines, and accountability.

Evaluates and implements IT procedures and equipment for maximum efficiency and cost containment.

Ensures users/customers are provided professional, timely support and service.

Now that you know what this position does, do you have the background to do the job?

Required Skills

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related field

Seven (7+) plus years of IT management experience.

Three (3+) plus years of project management experience leading technology initiatives to successful completion while staying within budget

Strong understanding of database programming and tuning principles/management.

Experience developing apps with cross platform support for mobile devices using iOS and Android is a plus.

Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft development technologies including, but not limited to, ASP.NET WebForms, MVC, C# and general .NET Development.

Knowledge of the latest web based user interface development technologies such as jQuery, HTML5 and AJAX.

Strong understanding of database programming and tuning principles/management.

Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

Problem analysis and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and functional level.

Experience with Employee training and development.

Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly

Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills.

Now that you have read this far, what are you waiting for? It is time to submit your resume online!

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