Reporting directly to the Director of IT Applications & Clinic,
the Manager of Systems Development is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to a team of System Developers & Analysts.
This position will supervise the CARS system development team, manage project requests and timelines, design and code applications according
to project specifications, and assist in the maintenance of server infrastuture that support internal applications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage, hire, train, and provide technical leadership and
performance management to the CARS system development team, ensuring team follows University policies.
- Organize and prioritize new
project requests to identify order of completion.
- Review project requests and develop applications based on project
- Assign project requests to developers on team.
- Monitor project timelines to ensure developers are meeting
stated deadlines, assist developers with any obstacles they may encounter to meet project goals.
- Review and resolve support tickets
submitted by the MWU community.
- Assist with troubleshooting and maintaining the server infrastructure that is needed to support MWU
- In consultation with the Director of IT App. & Clinic, plan, coordinate and support the implementation of new
systems, system modifications or the discontinuation of existing systems and related equipment.
To perform the Manager of Systems Development job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be
able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. This individual must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required,
preferably in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or a related field. Must have 7-10 years of strong software
programming and database management skills. Must have 1-3 years of management experience, with 3-5 years of management experience
preferred. Must have experience leading a team whose responsibilities were related to software development, implementation, and support of
applications with strong mentoring and decision making skills.
The individual must have the following skills:
organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
- Solid understanding of the software development process, including
requirement gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies
- Ability to accurately estimate project timelines and meet deadlines
- Ability to work on multiple projects at a time and
prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
- Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport,
persuades others and gains understanding
- Ability to work with technical and non-technical users
- Ability to work with
stakeholders and vendors in designing effective integration solutions.
This job is responsible for supervising a development
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and
interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports,
business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors
High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables
in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram
or schedule form.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such
as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or push or pull equipment. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands
to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race;
color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender
identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed
services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R.
60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke
Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay
Bachelors or better.
Must have 7-10 years of strong software programming and database
management skills. Must have 1-3 years of management experience, with 3-5 years of management experience preferred.
Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another
employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of
their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.