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Company: VW Credit
Location: Herndon, VA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Automotive, Motor Vehicle, Dealers


 Role Summary:


This role a technical leadership role, with expectations to be well versed with latest Software Development Technologies and to spend a percentage of work time doing Software Development and to do code reviews,  and hold their own in architecture discussions as well as talk to business to inderstand their needs. Expected to create a well-run team that can sustain credibility with the business users. This will require investing time to learn the unique needs of each area and to proactively advocate how technology can be best used to further the business goals.

  Responsibility includes:
  • Leadership and management of application development & delivery team personnel, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of the organization, as well as building on existing recruiting capabilities to address new needs and skills gaps.
  • Creation and alignment of technology roadmap to business strategy/outcomes
  • Provide production support for defined products
  • Business unit satisfaction levels for products and services
  • Accountable for delivering upon IT Key Performance Indicators
Role Responsibilities: Leadership and Management

Oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost and risk of application products.

  • Provide support and facilitate innovative and experimental application work to test new ideas with bounded cost/time
  • Understand, advocate and communicate company objectives, vision and strategy to staff to ensure contribution towards achieving Enterprise goals
  • Ownership of risks based on data and applications in cloud
  • Develop productive relationships with Business Unit leaders across the organization to influence how applications/technology solutions can enable new sources of value
  • Establish and monitor individual team member objectives and competencies in alignment with Talent Management and Talent Appraisal practices
  • Recruiting (interviewing and hiring), appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees (as required), training, succession planning, coaching, addressing complaints and resolving problems, work planning, assignment and direction 
  • Ensure that application processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with corporate social responsibility, environmental and technical policies and applicable standards.
Application Product Governance, Strategy and Delivery

Ensure that application products cost-effectively meet the needs of the business as a whole:

  • Overseeing the assessment of the technical and business fitness of the application and product portfolio and their associated costs and risks
  • Working with the Business Unit portfolio management team to create a technology investment portfolio that is aligned to the enterprise priorities and defines technology investment deliverables aligned to business outcomes within the limitations of the Business Unit annual budget
  • Working with stakeholders to accomplish this application product work in a way that improves the business and technical fitness of the application portfolio and minimizes its ongoing support costs
  • Overseeing the application product organization's successful delivery of the business outcomes in partnership with business unit colleagues
  • Overseeing/managing production support activities in conjunction with infrastructure and operations to ensure the application products perform well in production
  • Working with IT Security to ensure that the organization's application products are effectively secured and that risks are mitigated
Budgeting, Finance and Administration

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the application products for the defined Business Unit — including staffing, budgeting and other relevant management functions — and is required to hold all the application delivery team accountable for optimizing the cost, risk and value of applications and products throughout the application/product life cycle.


Experience: Required
  • 10 years of Application Development experience in full stack development
  • 3 years of experience of working in fast paced POC to market development
  • 3 years experience in management role, managing a high performing team of 5 employees  
  • 5 years of experience working in true Agile development mode
  • 3 year of working with cutting edge technologies like Cloud,Native Mobile, Typescript, Big Data, data Lake
Education: Required
  • B.S., B.A. in Marketing, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent job experience.
  • Advanced Degree a plus
  • AWS Certification a plus
  • SAFe experience
General Skills:
  • Abillity to research new technologies and produce white papers for internal and external consumption
  • Hands on Software Development experience
  • Demonstrated record of strong leadership and motivational skills resulting in quality products, high employee retention and morale within their teams
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal) and sharp business acumen; ability to communicate and present to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical 
  • Ability to break down major issues and problems into workable pieces; see whole situation behind a problem or issue; able to understand causes, effects and implications
Specialized Skills: Required
  • Hands on development experience in languages like Java, Go, Python, NodeJS, JavaScript
  • Experience in Dev Ops model of development, with practical experience in CI/CD tools like Jenkins
  • Practical knowledge of GIT
  • Experience in leading Agile teams (SCRUM, KANBAN)
  • Knowledge of frameworks like Angular and/or ReactJS, AJAX, REST, GraphQL
  • Proven ability to lead and direct development project teams in both traditional and agile development methodologies (CI/CD, TDD)
  • Strong business & technology acumen in designated domain whether originations, customer experience/collections, account servicing. Forward thinking and entrepreneurial mindset to drive a business/technology blue print that delivers upon the company's strategy
  • Proactively identify business function opportunities through thought leadership
  • Ensure business value realization and optimization
  • Keeping abrest with current and future technological trends
  • Creating technological roadmaps
  • Working with Big Data tools and technologies
  • AWS Certifications
  • Native Mobile (IOS, Android) development experience
  • Familiarity with Data Lake concept
  • Data Wharehouse
Work Flexibility:
  • Travel 25% of the time

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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