Manager, Enterprise Systems, Analysis and Planning, #H001
National Education Association (NEA) - Washington, DC

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The position serves as a member of the management team as a thought leader and senior-level contributor to the ITS Department in the areas of information systems architecture, design, implementation, and project planning. The incumbent collaborates with the management team to estimate requirements, prioritize projects and communicate with key stakeholders. They will apply effective managerial and professional skills and knowledge of information technology to assist in the planning and management of the NEA’s Information Technology Services (ITS) strategies by managing the programming, project coordinators and quality assurance staff and researching and implementing enterprise application strategic solutions. Responsible for on-time delivery of high-quality products and services aimed at modernizing, consolidating, and coordinating the enterprise applications within and across the enterprise. Identifies how existing applications, legacy systems, databases, and Web applications (which may be currently operating on multiple platforms) work together to meet the new and emerging enterprise requirements. Manage team of direct-reports and consultants in the delivery of products and services through the full system life cycle, responsible for the software design, development, and maintenance of enterprise systems and products. The team may be comprised of project coordinators, developers, programming lead, and business analyst. Essential functions include overseeing all aspects of the design, development, and testing of J2EE or .Net based web applications. Ensures high availability of critical business systems. Duties include building relationships with state affiliates and working toward providing stronger and more integrated enterprise technologies and services. This position reports directly to the Director of Information Technology Services.

Required Skills TIER 1 (Essential): Six (6) to eight (8) years’ experience with two or more of the following technologies: .Net (C#, ASP.Net, or VB.Net), PHP, SQL/Oracle, HTML, Java, Weblogic, JBoss Application Server, JavaScript including document and content management, digital asset management and XML/XSLT management. Seven years of experience in managing at least two IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, or information analysis) in a multitier environment, with at a minimum of five years of leadership experience in managing multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, including direct supervisory oversight. Experience with software development tools such as Oracle’s Weblogic, Microsoft.NET or SharePoint and reporting tools such as Cognos or Crystal Enterprise. Strong knowledge of service-oriented architectures, web services, XML, design standards (i.e. – secure code, 508 Compliance), and related technologies. Demonstrated experience in leading, mentoring, and developing a team of systems and programming staff; creating an excellent working environment. Oversees and maintains standards for software development including project initiation, software design, software development, deployment, and support processes. Analyzes enterprise business drivers to determine corresponding change requirements. Consults with customer service or infrastructure manager to validate support tier needs are met for the NEA and state affiliates. Recruits and retains a high-quality, motivated, and high-performing team of software and systems developers and a welcoming work environment. TIER 2 (Significant): Understanding of IT best practices (e.g. ITIL) and ability to apply them to departmental operations. Demonstrated experience in leading, mentoring, and developing a team of systems and programming staff; creating an excellent working environment. Exceptional interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation. Excellent written, verbal analytical and technical skills. Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and SVN repositories. Oversees the creation, monitoring and testing of business continuance procedures for enterprise systems, ensures response to system failures, and is proactive in building continuous improvement processes to minimize/eliminate downtime. TIER 3 (Desirable): Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics. Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions. Knowledge of NEA’s policy, administrative regulations and legal requirements that relate to the purchase of equipment, security of data, and copyright laws.

Required Experience MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A bachelors’ or master’s degree in technology field, or discipline related to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge or skills may be obtained. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience must also include extensive technical, analytical and management skills implementing a production environment, configuring operating systems, organizing and directing hardware/software development life cycles and leading or supervising staff, budget development, and administration. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Samples of work products and accomplishments may be required at interview. Must be able to work extended hours on evenings and weekends. Some travel required (2-20 overnights per year).

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