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Position: Web Applications Manager
Institution: Grinnell College
Department: Information Technology Service
Location: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Duties: The Web Applications Manager is a technical management position with dual roles: supervision and coordination of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Web Applications Team; and technical practitioner/consultant for high impact enterprise Web services. It is the Manager’s responsibility to ensure, often in collaboration with ITS project managers, that the Team’s assignments and projects are completed in a timely manner and that appropriate quality and security standards are maintained. The Manager, in consultation with the Director of Enterprise Services, administers team resource management and provides supervision, mentorship, and guidance for the Team
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or significant, demonstrated and appropriate, technical experience required. Five years direct experience in enterprise-level application development in .NET, ASP, SQL, JavaScript (jQuery), CSS3, HTML5. Team management or mentoring. Demonstrated experience managing or mentoring less experienced developers. Real world experience working in software development with enterprise level relational databases. Demonstrated ability to analyze business requirements and interpret them into high level pseudo-code or equivalent software workflow
   
Text: Date New Hire Needed Job Title Web Applications Manager Department Information Technology Service Position Summary Information Job Summary The Web Applications Manager is a technical management position with dual roles: supervision and coordination of the Information Technology Services ( ITS ) Web Applications Team; and technical practitioner/consultant for high impact enterprise Web services. This position reports to the Director of Enterprise Services and supervises a professional staff of two Application Developers, as well as a team of student mobile application developers (AppDev). It is the Manager’s responsibility to ensure, often in collaboration with ITS project managers, that the Team’s assignments and projects are completed in a timely manner and that appropriate quality and security standards are maintained. The Manager, in consultation with the Director of Enterprise Services, administers team resource management and provides supervision, mentorship, and guidance for the Team. From a technical perspective, the Manager has responsibility to operate, maintain, administer, and develop Web-enabled campus services and other emerging technologies that provide access to, and integrate data with, campus-wide administrative and academic systems. This is most commonly through the college’s intranet, browser-based interfaces, learning management system, community portal, content management system, Web-enabled applications, and mobile technologies. An additional key role the Manager plays is primary technical coordinator for high impact enterprise Web services, most notably as development advisor for the Office of Communications, who have responsibility for the college’s public-facing Web presence, www.grinnell.edu. More broadly, the Manager may coordinate Web-enabled services utilized by other administrative units within the college; interact and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff; and will be required to use effective communication, customer service, troubleshooting, and organizational skills. The Enterprise Systems Team The Enterprise Systems team is responsible for the development, support, management, and creation of business-critical systems, including the college’s ERP system, LMS , and intranet. The team has expertise with business process analysis; web and application development; programming and scripting; platform architecture; analytics and business intelligence; and a deep knowledge of specific enterprise application suites. It thrives on a collaborative approach to working both within and external to ITS . Its focused and energetic leadership consistently demonstrates exceptional results in a collegial atmosphere. Information Technology Services Information Technology Services ( ITS ) oversees the majority of technology, audio-visual, and telephone services for Grinnell College and provides service and strategic support through its six functional teams: Budget, Analysis, and Planning; Enterprise Systems; Information Security; Network Services; Project Management; and User Services. ITS has an annual operating budget (excluding salaries and asset rotation) of more than $3.5 million and a professional staff of approximately 40. Under the Chief Information Technology Officer and with the full support of the visionary president, Dr. Raynard S. Kington, ITS is undergoing a strategic advancement and benefiting from increased investment by the college. The college’s senior leadership team have recognized the benefits of a stronger technology presence on campus and worked hard to create and promote a collaborative culture at Grinnell College. The ITS organization comprises a dedicated and talented staff committed to supporting the mission of Grinnell College and who exemplify the college’s position as a learning liberal arts college. As such, professional development is a crucial component to the department’s philosophy, which is demonstrated both financially and by the mentor-style approach to management that the ITS leadership employs. Those who thrive in Grinnell College’s ITS organization are professionals with a positive approach and attitude who are motivated to deliver practical results and ultimately meaningful learning outcomes. Team players, yet able to work under their own initiative, they are flexible to changing requirements, well organized, and good troubleshooters. Embracing and valuing diversity, they are instinctively collaborative, help others around them, and are not afraid to offer or receive constructive criticism. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated customer service orientation. Grinnell College Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell College has become one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell’s rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu. The Community of Grinnell Grinnell is a positive and forward-thinking community. A vibrant Iowa college town of just under 10,000 people located midway between Des Moines and Iowa City on Interstate 80, Grinnell is a convenient place to enjoy life in a small community while living a short hour’s drive away from big-city amenities. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is meaningful, and you are part of the community. For more information about Grinnell, please visit the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Web site (www.grinnellchamber.org). Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or significant, demonstrated and appropriate, technical experience required. • Five years direct experience in enterprise-level application development in . NET , ASP , SQL , JavaScript (jQuery), CSS3, HTML5. • Team management or mentoring. • Demonstrated experience managing or mentoring less experienced developers. • Real world experience working in software development with enterprise level relational databases. • Demonstrated ability to analyze business requirements and interpret them into high level pseudo-code or equivalent software workflow. Preferred Qualifications • Strong communication and team building skills with prior leadership. • Agile methodologies and usage in Visual Studio Team Services. • Strong understanding of end-user needs and requirements. Link to Job Description Web Applications Manager Link to Organizational Chart FLSA Category Exempt Staff/Faculty Staff Employment Status Full-Time Employment Category Regular Posting Date Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants Grinnell College offers a relocation allowance for employees who must relocate to accept our employment offer. All offers of employment by the College to candidates for faculty and staff positions are provisional, subject to a satisfactory background check. Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number S00473 Diversity Statement Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. Professional References Professional References Instructions
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