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Head of Applications

Company: Health New England
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Head of Applications is a senior-level role responsible for overseeing teams responsible for platform and software engineers, Quality Engineers and Business analysts providing leadership, while providing vision and direction for the solution delivery organization. This position is responsible for recruiting, developing and retaining talent, as well as ensuring the vendor platforms and software engineering and quality staff has the skills and capabilities to meet business needs. The role oversees the implementation of software solution initiatives, aligned to business architecture and capabilities and is responsible for championing best practices and ensuring initiatives achieve business outcomes.
Leadership and Strategy Responsibilities
--- - - -Lead the business analysts, software engineering, and quality engineering organization to successful delivery of business outcomes.
--- - - -Manage the budget, with ongoing focus on personnel, vendor, and capital expenditures.
--- - - -Build strong working relationships with business leaders to ensure delivery teams meet expectations and contribute to achievement of business goals.
--- - - -Collaborate with IT and business leaders to develop short- and long-term strategic plans.
--- - - -Support and facilitate innovative and experimental software development work to test new ideas, within bounded cost and time frames.
--- - - -Provide leadership, vision, and direction for the software engineering and platform organization.
--- - - -Work with product management leadership to design, manage, and/or execute product roadmaps.
Talent Management Responsibilities
--- - - -Develop workforce strategy to meet the organization's current and future engineering needs through developing, hiring, and/or sourcing talent. -
--- - - -Manage resource allocation across teams to maximize business impact of resources and ensure each team has the skills and capabilities needed to achieve its objectives.
--- - - -Manage software engineering/platform talent, playing a key role in performance management and compensation processes, role and competency definition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
--- - - -Partner with Human Resources to create learning and development opportunities aligned to the organization's skill and capability needs, and to provide rewarding career paths for software engineering staff.
--- - - -Recruit and hire talent to address new needs and skill gaps.
--- - - -Facilitate collaboration and partnership across software engineering teams and stakeholders.
--- - - -Build a culture that supports learning, collaboration, transparency, and inclusiveness.
--- - - -Manage employee engagement and promote a compelling employee value proposition to retain software engineering staff.
Bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 15 years of experience in Platform, IT Application development portfolio and program management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience -
--- - - -Strong work experience in project management, business analysis, or application development -
--- - - -Extensive understanding and experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) -
--- - - -IT leadership, Staff management and project management experience
--- - - -Strong talent management skills including talent development, coaching, mentoring, and team motivation.
--- - - -Experience leading geographically distributed teams.
--- - - -Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional partnerships at all levels of the organization.
--- - - -Strong business acumen and ability to understand and drive business objectives.
--- - - -Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
--- - - -Strong organizational skills, including an ability to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities with competing demands for resources.
--- - - -Understanding of software development methodologies and best practices.
--- - - -Understanding of relevant tools and platforms (e.g. cloud platforms, web technologies, client-server technologies, continuous integration and deployment), with an eagerness to learn about new and unfamiliar technologies.
--- - - -Adaptability and ability to manage rapid change in business needs, processes, or technologies.

Keywords: Health New England, Springfield , Head of Applications, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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