Director , Application Development

Fresenius Medical Care Franklin , TN 37064

Posted 2 months ago


Responsible for the development, enhancement, implementation, and support of IT applications and the applications systems analysis and programming activities that enable the organization's clinical processes. Lead a team that designs, implements, and supports application systems and data.


  • Assess standards for application development and define best in class development standards, methodologies and policies to address the rapidly growing business requirements and environment complexity while managing security risk.

  • Maintain and evolve an effective team structure as company business and system needs change.

  • Direct the software development lifecycle for software systems. This may include different development methodologies.

  • Provide strategic leadership of short- and long-term goals through the use of thoughtful techniques in the communication of the company's mission and core values as a means to implement positive change and/or create organizational structure within the assigned business unit(s).

  • Lead operational efforts through subordinates to complete the administration of business processes and services to ensure the operations effective achievement of goals within the assigned business unit(s).

  • Direct and control the broad activities of the business unit(s) through the interpretation, application and implementation of company-wide policies and processes appropriate to the functional area(s).

  • Ensure that budgets and schedules are within company requirements with significant organizational responsibility for the overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, expense priority management, and recommendation and implementation changes of current methods.

  • Collaborate with employees in the establishment of clear and concise development plans to ensure succession planning and the advancement of future leaders within the organization.

  • Strategic leader with broad-based knowledge in individual departments, and strong knowledge of industry practice and business principles. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.

  • Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Develops strategies for direct departments, and contributes to the development of divisional/business unit strategies.

  • Regularly interacts with executives, senior management, and/or major customers. Interactions frequently require special skills such as negotiating or influencing customers and/or senior level leaders in matters of significance to the organization.

  • Interacts with all levels within the organization to manage functional area. Overall responsibility for hiring, coaching and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations.

  • Provide technical guidance.

  • Assist with various projects as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


The physical demands and 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.


May be responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of Application Development staff.


Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred


  • 10 years' related experience.

  • 5 years' experience as a Manager; or 5 years' experience in a senior managerial role.

  • Strong management skills with the ability to lead cohesive and productive teams.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management through diplomacy and tact.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated cross-functional teamwork and collaboration.

  • Understanding of software maintenance lifecycles.

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.

  • Responsible for the development, enhancement, implementation, and support of IT applications and the applications systems analysis and programming activities that enable the organization's clinical processes.

  • Ability to assign, guide, and monitor the work of others.

  • Maintains currency in emerging industry and process best practices and technology enablers.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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