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Application Development Manager
Baton Rouge, LA



Our valued client, a global construction and engineering services firm and family-owned business based in Baton Rouge, LA is seeking a Manager of Application Development to manage a team of 8+ employees to lead the applications development team through new systems development and implementation, as well as ongoing maintenance of legacy systems. The client is a growing company and looking to expand its team!

This is an onsite position based in Baton Rouge, LA. Relocation assistance will be considered; however, individual must reside in or near the Baton Rouge area.

Position Highlights:

· Company Culture: you will be interacting with a fantastic team that values its employees and constantly works to provide a positive environment.

· Cutting Edge Projects: you will have the opportunity to innovate, lead and contribute to the execution of an in-house developed construction management system; a critical strategic initiative providing impact to organizational growth and expansion.

· Organizational Stability: the organization is a long-standing organization in the construction industry with a healthy pipeline for growth.

· Commitment to Professional Development: company has a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for employees to reach their career goals through on-the-job stretch assignments, training programs, and certifications.

· Excellent Compensation Package: this position provides excellent salary with performance incentives.

· Competitive Benefits: competitive benefits package that includes many options to fit your individual needs.


The Manager of Application Development will be responsible for managing development teams with projects utilizing Agile methodology. The App Dev Manager will also be accountable for the planning, execution and coordination of all activities with the launch of the new construction management system, as well as other development projects.


In this role, you will:

  • Manage/develop teams of professionals to accomplish established goals as well as ensure team adheres to best practices and process.
  • Develop vision for team around roles and responsibilities, and structure team to ensure greatest impact, efficient use of resource, and alignment to business structures.
  • Prepare and present regular team/project reviews to senior management and business leaders.
  • Drive the design and development of system architecture, work with end-users of the systems, and enhance the quality of deliverables.
  • Ensure staff follows documented policy and procedures as well as maintain desktop procedures and supporting documentation for filings on a current basis and in comprehensive manner.
  • Monitor and manage approach/end results, budgeting, planning, policy formation, and contribute to future strategy of the area(s)
  • Ensure change is managed with appropriate controls, documentation, and approvals including implementation of new and revised regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Research and resolve issues, provide recommendations, and escalate to senior management as needed.
  • Manage and maintain all disaster recovery plans, oversee appropriate testing, and provide permit-to-operate for new applications.
  • Contribute to defining and implementing best practices and processes for the department and ensure transparency and consistency across teams.


What you will need:

  • 10+ years of experience in Information Technology field.
  • 5+ years in a leadership position within IT. Preferred experience overseeing/managing complex, mission critical application/software development projects.
  • Experience leading teams of software developers, testers, and business analysts preferred.
  • Foundational knowledge as a software developer, software engineer, or architect in a .NET environment strongly preferred.
  • Strong in Agile development and understating/executing Agile methodologies, including maintaining/grooming the product backlog, determining team velocity, sprint planning.
  • Deep knowledge & experience with software architecture, design patterns, integration patterns & messaging.
  • Demonstrated project management experience - planning, estimation, execution, issue/risk management, and resource management/allocation.
  • Experience architecting technical solutions for complex problems and delivering them to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Enthusiastic about coaching and mentoring others, helping them develop their careers.
  • 4-year Degree or Equivalent Work Experience


US Citizen and Greencard Holders Only. Sponsorship not available with this position.

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