Vice President, Web Development

Boston, MA

Post Date: 08/22/2017 Job ID: 2672693 Industry: Software Developer
The head of Digital Web Development will provide comprehensive consultation to client and IT management and staff at the highest technical level in the design, planning, integration, expansion, problem determination and resolution spanning the flow of data from Web portals through firewalls to host systems and corporate databases. The incumbent will partner with the Head of Digital Delivery on team alignment and skillset. Define and resolve problems related to widely different platforms, hardware, software, coding structures and communication protocols. Work with vendors and common carriers to resolve Web-related issues. Resolve connectivity issues and workflow problems. Recommend scalable, advanced technologies and methods to integrate Web systems with existing systems, enabling the creation of new Web enterprises or expanding existing business onto the Web. Consult with staff responsible for determining hardware requirements and communication bandwidth to support projected transaction volumes and response time, system availability targets, and security-related issues. Conduct evaluations of new products and vendor proposals.ROLE CHARACTERISTICS: Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or software engineering. An advanced degree is desirable. Must have a minimum of 10 years of technical experience in high-tech software development, with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role managing mid- to large-sized development teams. Experience must include a proven track record of success delivering medium to large projects through the project lifecycle, managing large teams of project resources, and managing executive-level stakeholders. Experience in Managing software vendors Experience in working with geographically dispersed teams. Must be able to manage multiple concurrent initiatives. 10+ years within a programming and application system environment (.Net, Java, SQL Server, MySQL, SOA, ETL & Data integration tools) Demonstrable knowledge of current web development frameworks (React, NodeJS, Clojure). Experience developing within a DevOps environment Experience managing and mentoring developers Handles projects or work with defined scope in own discipline and typically has a short-term focus Works for consensus and contributes to achievement of work group goals Leads & manages a highly skilled team of web developers Interacts regularly with executives and/or key customers to provide consultation to, influence, and resolution of complex issues Has wide latitude in decision making Champions innovative opportunities which enhances the business by introducing, developing or offering breakthrough products, services or technology Use considerable judgment and analysis to arrive at recommendations or conclusions Resolves problems which may have significant impact extending beyond department/organization Individual typically has at least 10+ years of related work experience Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Comfortable working in ambiguity, capable of establishing and growing functions and systems from the ground up An action-oriented, driven, entrepreneurial mindset with prior start-up experience.

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