International Baccalaureate

Systems Development Manager - Bethesda, Maryland

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Plaatsingsdatum 19-02-2018 Functiecategorie ICT - Hardware / Netwerk
Standplaats Bethesda, Maryland Niveau Professional
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Systems Development Manager
Bethesda, Maryland

If you're looking to work for a global organization with a meaningful mission, and with colleagues all over the world, then the International Baccalaureate® (IB) may have the ideal opportunity for you!

The IB is a leading global not-for-profit educational organization that offers curriculum and assessment worldwide to children aged 3-19. Our education programs encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

In addition, we offer comprehensive professional development to support schools and educators.

The IB offers you a unique opportunity to use your skills and attributes in a passionate, mission-focused environment. We’re seeking the best talent, who have not just the required expertise and technical skills but also the behavioral qualities needed to support a variety of stakeholders in the education sector.

In return, you’ll get to work in a learning organization committed to your growth and development, with internationally minded professionals. If you meet all the requirements for this position and you’re seeking just that kind of opportunity, please apply!

Job Purpose:

Responsible for managing and performing application development for Schools Systems—notably SalesForce--and leads multiple application development projects from conceptualisation to launch. The role performs IT Leadership functions within the development projects, including defining the objectives, liaising with the relevant stakeholders/end users to identify scope of work, oversee quality control throughout the software development life cycle, acquiring resources and coordinating efforts of developers (both internally or externally through 3rd party vendors), in order to deliver applications or changes to applications that support the function of the Schools Systems division. The Systems Development Manager is accountable for providing system development plans and solutions that meet the current and future needs IB Schools Systems based on state-of-the-art technologies.

Job Duties:

1.Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to define the development objectives
  • Work closely with stakeholders and broader IT team to understand system functional and non-functional requirements
  • Evolve existing applications and architecture in various areas as needed

2.Exercise best in class process control
  • Effectively apply Agile or Waterfall methodologies to drive system development

3.Devise and implement quality assurance strategy
  • Define QA process to ensure that all systems are tested systematically to avoid deviation from specification
  • All required tested should be conducted and all defected are tracked and re-tested until the problems are resolved or accepted as manageable risks / or non-critical bugs
4.Coordinate development planning
  • Mark releases in code archives, prepare and test installers, write and distribute release notes and ensure all relevant stakeholders have access to new release while ensuring that old releases are properly managed to prevent confusion.
5.Execute system deployment
  • Ensure sites are ready to receive new releases
  • Establish processes for reporting issues and to roll back the release with minimal downtown
  • Provide briefing and training for users to receive new releases
6.Drive flawless project execution
  • Oversee SDLC ensuring adherence to project plan and development standards
  • Interface and coordinate tasks with internal and external technical resources to ensure all requirements are met
  • Helps project team recognise and mitigate any risk to existing business processes or to the solution’s overall success
  • May be involved in training to make sure the solution will be supported and maintained appropriately after implementation is complete
  • Help broader developer team to resolve technical issues.

7.Provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise on Schools Systems development methodologies, deliverables
  • Keeps up to date on industry trends and technology development where it relates to applications being developed for the Schools Systems
  • Research and recommend new technical opportunities
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of technology
  • Provide updates to the broader team.

8.Manage development budgets efficiently and effectively
  • Build and monitor development budget closely, outlining deviations promptly to cost centre owners.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience;
  • Several years’ experience working through the design, development, release cycle and delivering applications to end users;
  • Several years’ experience in Salesforce implementation and configuration experience;
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures;
  • Able to find root causes of problems and quickly determine efficient solutions;
  • Extensive skills in troubleshooting a wide range of technology-related systems using a range of technical skills and knowledge;
  • Multi-tasking capable (individual will be responsible for multiple systems), and highly flexible;
  • Demonstrated record of successful delivery of software applications as an individual, team leader and/or development manager;
  • Experience in Scrum methodology and Agile practices;
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Experience in working with software vendors;
  • Prior experience in Education a plus but not a pre-requisite;
  • Strong logical and analytical thinker;
  • Strong technical support documentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills;
  • Ability to balance best practices with solutions;
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and exercise independent judgment and initiative;
  • Knowledge of the IB, IB Programmes or being an IB Alumni is a plus;

*The International Baccalaureate is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer*

* This job is offered on local terms and conditions *

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Deze vacature betreft een fulltime functie.

Functiecategorie(ën) ICT - Hardware / Netwerk
Branch(es) Onderwijs / Opleiding
Provincie(s) Verenigde Staten
Trefwoorden Vacancy, Full-time, Bethesda, Application developer, Development projects.


Contactpersoon Nancy Gonzalez Sedman
Telefoon +31 (0) 70 352 62 68