Manager, Software Engineering/Application Development (3509)

IT Minnetonka, Minnesota


Position at Venture Solutions Inc.

Venture Solutions is seeking an Application Development Manager to oversee a critical communications Programming team in our Minnetonka facility. This Application Development Manager position oversees our critical team of 15 technical people managing mainframe based applications for retirement services, insurance, and healthcare clients.  Our clients are evolving and growing, providing a dynamic and exciting environment, while at the same time generating significant revenue for the company, and directly impacting our bottom line! 


This role includes frequent client interaction, as well as cross-functional partnerships with Sales, Client Services and Production to ensure we exceed our client’s expectations.  It’s a rewarding role, filled with opportunities to make a direct impact!


Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead professional services team of application programmers in development of systems for high volume commercial print environment including hiring, developing, and managing a team of 15+ IT professionals
  • Drive innovation and change in processes and technologies to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the organization
  • Plan, balance, and coordinate the resources to ensure the team sets and meets customer expectations/SLAs, project budgets, and project schedules
  • Manage both revenues and costs for the department to meet business and budget goals
  • Manage support activities for the legacy applications and serve as primary escalation point for the team, account management, and company management regarding applications support related issues 
  • Develop and track metrics that address quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the team
  • Build and maintain solid internal and external relationships, consulting as necessary with Sales, Client Services and Client teams with regard to new and existing Client projects.  Build trust with by demonstrating technical competency, knowledge of the customer’s needs and the industry, a sense of urgency, and a successful track record of meeting client expectations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in IT discipline or role with 5-10 years of relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of experience effectively managing a team in a highly dynamic environment with multiple competing priorities and critical time sensitive projects. 
  • Experience leading application development teams using structured development processes
  • Ability to build deep cross-functional relationships with staff at all levels in the organization, in support of client satisfaction
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems.  Must be able consistently identify critical elements, variables and alternatives to develop solutions. 
  • Able to organize/prioritize resources and incorporate new information, as needed, to implement the most effective solutions.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and verbal) within and outside the organization. 
  • Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems.
  • Must have strong and demonstrated customer relationship skills. 
  • Must be able to work independently and lead resources from various parts of the organization.  



About Our Company

We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.


Venture Solutions brings together the best in technology and print. We specialize in customer communications focused on highly regulated industries. We drive innovation to create the world’s best digital customer communication experiences. We move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for our clients every day. If you share our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize the industry and our goal to lead the future in technology and print, we want you to fast-forward your career at Venture Solutions.


The Venture Advantage includes our affiliation with Taylor Corporation, a family-owned business since 1975, one of the top-3 graphics communications companies in North America, with more than 80 subsidiaries, including Venture Solutions, and over 12,000 employees. Taylor Corp serves over half of the Fortune 500 companies, in addition to millions of small businesses and consumers.  


At Venture, we strive to provide our employees with opportunities for personal growth, professional development and overall success. We are a team of ambitious and motivated professionals who seek to create tomorrow’s technologies, business processes and communications solutions for our clients.