Manager, Technical Applications

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Directs, manages, plans and administers the operational and administrative activities of an Application Development section. Manages a staff responsible for all phases of the systems development and implementation process. Primary responsibilities for the team is to manage integration development to / from the Veeva platform (built on SFDC), and to / from our master data systems (Reltio, Informatica MDM). Technologies include Informatica Cloud, Tibco, Informatica ETL, Oracle, Teradata, and others. A mixture of SAAS solutions, on-premise data warehouses, cloud-based data lakes, and enterprise tools, are in scope for this position.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Understands organization's vision, goals and strategies. Aligns department priorities appropriately, determines critical success factors, evaluates and pursues initiatives based on fit with strategies.
  • Champion change and innovation. Stimulates creativity and innovation in others. Open to new ideas. Supports those who initiate change and take risks.
  • Anticipates and recommends technical solutions to business problems. Accountable for effectiveness of systems solutions relative to business requirements.
  • Negotiate, secures, oversee & ensure that resources are available to meet the daily operational demands of the area.
  • Oversee and control department budgets, project capital/RCE expenditures & ROI: develop, monitor and meet expense and recovery plans; continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.
  • Prepare budgets for cost pools and manage to them.
  • Responsible for all aspects of people leadership; setting expectations, coaching, counseling, developing, evaluating, feedback, hiring, discipline and separations. Determine necessary mix of skill set.
  • Confronts and deals with employees issues in a constructive and timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain high-quality relationships with all levels across the company and with external partners.


  • Experience in architecting, designing and implementing integration with Veeva and/or SFDC applications.
  • Experience with messaging technologies (Tibco, MQ, or similar)
  • Experiencing in architecting, designing and implementing enabling technologies such as a service bus and web services.
  • Experience with Hadoop, Cloudera, Hive, and other data lake technologies strongly desired.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in software engineering, business, information systems, or a discipline closely related to the client area served.
  • 10-13 years of overall experience including 1-2 years supervisory experience.
  • Operates within well defined expectations.
  • Make strategic decisions that impact department or division/site. May have final decision authority for project level budget and activities.
  • Manages 1-2 leads which includes 5 - 10 employees/contractors, direct/indirect at varying levels of Application Technology individual contributors.