Development Manager, Administrative Systems

Information TechnologyRemote, United States Scottsdale, Arizona San Diego, California San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA Salt Lake City, UT Dallas, TX New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seattle, Washington Denver, Colorado Boston, Massachusetts Austin, Texas Detroit, Michigan Baltimore, Maryland Atlanta, Georgia New Orleans, Louisiana St Louis, Missouri Orlando, Florida Madison, Wisconsin


Position Summary:

The Development Manager, Administrative Systems is ultimately responsible for integrating and supervising all aspects of the University’s administrative computer systems including Workday and Peoplesoft.  The Development Manager initiates and carries out objectives with all Information Technology managers and directors.


Essential Functions:

·         Provides direction for the software development team in the Information Technology department that are consistent with established National University goals and objectives.

·         Responsible for directing and overseeing the programming efforts within the Information Technology department to insure compatibility, integration, and delivery of all University core applications including functional and technical components.

·         Responsible for managing the assignment and tracking of programming projects to contractor resources in order to maximize team productivity and minimize financial impact.

·         Project planning, including scoping, resource planning and supervision, budgeting and deployment.

  • Ensures that solutions provided fit into the overall architecture
  • Ensures that solutions provided are flexible, extensible, and scalable
  • Develops and adapts quality software engineering processes that allow the team to provide solutions in our challenging environment within project constraints
  • Provide support as needed to production systems ensuring that both internal and external customer needs are met
  • Identify the risks and plan mitigation for the project(s)
  • Communicate/escalate the project issues to leadership as appropriate
  • Display a commitment to deliver systems in a timely manner according to business need
  • Motivate staff to deliver quality projects within constraints
  • Lead projects for technologies or systems that may lay outside your background
  • Aggressively work to provide solutions to challenges as they arise
  • Mentor and Coach team members as necessary
  • Possess a positive and constructive attitude
  • Evaluate team member performance





Supervisory Responsibilities: Hire, train and develop staff members


Education & Experience

·         Master's degree with focus in Computer Science or software development and four (4) years as a software developer/engineer required or Bachelor's degree with focus in Computer Science or Programming and six (6) years as a software developer.

·         Experience managing an Information Technology department or team within a Higher Education academic organization is desirable.

·         The position requires the experience managing and leading work teams, experience developing relationships with key customers.

·         The position requires in depth experience identifying opportunities for improvement both internal and external to the organization.

Technical / Functional Skills

·         This position requires at least 3 years experience with Workday and Workday Integrations.

·         Experience with Oracle Peoplesoft a strong plus.

·         This position requires a vast amount of creativity and independent judgment during the creation and implementation of University-wide information systems. It also requires management skills for both personnel issues and technical leadership. The position requires strategic thought leadership.

·         This position requires facility with database systems, including data warehouse environments, and tools for reporting and analyzing structured and unstructured data sources.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • At least 2-3 years of experience leading teams and managing multiple projects



·          The position requires the ability to develop complex project and operational plans and communicate effectively with executives and IT subordinates to drive toward project completion. The position requires the ability to think on your feet with the unique ability to keep things “working.” If problems exists the Manager helps conduct a process analysis to identify root cause and develop creative solutions. The Manager must demonstrate thought leadership structuring and managing work--managing deliverables, scope, schedule, and expectations.

·         This position is primarily responsible for the supervision of a major department in the Information Technology area. The success of the University's Information Systems depends on the integration and compatibility of all functional technical areas. This position works with the management of the University to determine the University's goal and objectives for the optimum use of the computing resource within the organization. This position is article to a fully functional University Information System.


Travel: none required

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The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.