Manager, Application Development and Integration

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/15/2021 2:54 PM)
Job ID
2021-6427
Department
Information Technology
Company
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Overview

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and most of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
 
Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.
 
Information Technology
Information Technology (IT) at Pew takes a proactive approach toward the use of technology to increase the organization’s capacity for high-quality strategic philanthropy. Executive staff at Pew recognizes the importance of technology and supports related initiatives to advance the institution’s goals and achieve and maintain a leadership position in the philanthropic community. As a result, IT is in a mode of continuous improvement, applying current technology and practices to the pursuit of the goals of the institution.
 
The department comprises highly competent, forward-thinking professionals who are responsible for the technology needs of all Pew staff, as well as for Pew’s subsidiaries in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. IT is organized into distinct areas of responsibility, including strategic alignment of technology with the business, the evaluation and acquisition of software and hardware, implementation new systems and data repositories, and providing support for the extended network, desktop computer hardware, and software applications.
 
Position Overview
The Manager, Application Development and Integration is responsible for enterprise application development, configuration, and cross-application integrations. The Manager will lead a team of developers to work collaboratively with business owners and IT product owners to help them accomplish their roadmaps. She/he values simplicity and is unafraid to own the problems and challenge technical constraints to achieve the right solutions. This position requires significant use of hands-on software engineering experience, initiative, effective communication, and independent judgment in supporting IT application operations and development. She/he will be working on multiple concurrent projects with internal stakeholders, external consultants, and vendors. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all new and existing integrations among various cloud and on-premise applications
  • Responsible for application development to help operation managers deliver reliable and high-quality solutions faster
  • Empower, cross-train, and knowledge-share team members and operation managers
  • Be a servant-leader working closely with operation director and managers to define the strategy for application integration and automation
  • Gather requirements, build functional specifications, timelines, adoption and change management plans and other artifacts to support technology implementation
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision making within senior-level audiences
  • Establish a culture of high performance, transparency and continuous improvement in support of the application development pipeline and production support
  • Collaborate designs with team members to find the solution that best fits the requirements
  • Develop improvements to availability, scalability, and performance of the environment including implementation of monitoring tools to facilitate the process
  • Take ownership of problems and provide strategic recommendations based on expertise to support, troubleshoot, monitor and optimize systems
  • Conduct Agile ceremonies with team members to work through backlog items
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of eight years of relevant work experience integrating and developing software applications
  • Minimum of two years of management experience leading and coaching a team of developers
  • Hands-on experience with application integration using ETL, middleware, and APIs
  • Solid understanding of modern enterprise architecture including on-premise and Cloud either Azure or AWS
  • Experience with Agile software development practice
  • Experience building custom applications using tools such as Visual Studio, .Net Framework, SharePoint Framework (SPFx), and React
  • Experience with one or more languages such as TypeScript, C#, ASP.Net, PowerShell, and SQL
  • Experience implementing and using source code repositories
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 application development is highly desired
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across teams in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional teams toward task completion
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical skills and technical innovation
Travel
Occasional travel required between Pew’s main Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices, and smaller remote offices. Minimal additional travel required to attend trainings, seminars or conferences.
 
Total Rewards 
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
 
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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