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Business Application Manager Job Requirements

Published by Equis Staffing


  • Oversee projects through direct participation and/or assembling teams, including supervising partners, assigning responsibilities, identifying required resources, developing schedules and ensuring completion to project timelines.
  • Manage a group of both in-house and partner resources (onshore/offshore) including Business Analysts, Programmers and Technical Analysts.
  • Manage projects that include custom applications and third party solutions.
  • Manage application development while ensuring suitability to task, reliability and security, within predefined plans.
  • Assist in developing and then execute against an agreed upon application roadmap for both the short and mid-term horizons.
  • Increase the value IT provides to various operating divisions, including the definition and refinement of business processes, and leveraging technology where appropriate to improve operations.
  • Procure software at the best value considering all related costs.
  • Work with operating divisions and corporate to improve operations, reduce costs, and drive efficiencies.
  • Ensure projects are delivered with best practices, reusability of code, and an understanding of how to use technology to best meet business needs.
  • Lead all aspects of the project lifecycle, from conception, to project definition, initial kickoff, requirements analysis, design, through implementation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, information technology or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Well versed in different development methodologies – Waterfall, Agile and Incremental.
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills in interfacing with business partners and the IT community.
  • Demonstrated success in managing an applications group for a distributed enterprise.
  • Demonstrated success at leading solutions that solve business problems; Ability to influence the opinions and approach of business and IT team members through respect for demonstrated depth of architectural expertise.
  • Strong customer management and negotiation skills with the ability to mediate opposing viewpoints, manage scope in a positive way, and articulate the advantages of a technology solution.
  • Ability to organize and lead client sessions that involve non-technical resources that result in clear requirements and technical design, and to translate business requirements into practical technology solutions.
  • Extensive experience in translating business requirements into practical solutions. This requires taking into account the impact upon the business along with the long-term costs and complexity of the technology.
  • Ability to generate business owner sign-off and commitment to these designs and the solution.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across technical areas and business units.
  • Must have excellent Oral, Written Skills and Presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as a self-starter.
  • Ability to educate and guide others on architectural standards, principles, methodology, and trends.
  • Skill in effectively mentoring and coaching less experienced staff.
  • Proven ability to provide and manage budgets for large scale development projects and the accompanying rollout.