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IT Manager - Application Development

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Equity Residential Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

OriginalJobTitle :

IT Manager

  • Application Development

Location :

IL-Chicago Corporate

Address :
2 N Riverside Plaza

Location :

Chicago, IL US

Job Type :

Full Time

Job Id :

Description :

EquityResidential (EQR) is an S&P 500 real estate company and an industry leadingmulti-family REIT, headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our portfolio ofhigh-quality properties in growth markets New York City, Boston, WashingtonDC, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to name a few provides homes where people most want tolive, work and play. We've got the best people in the business, and ourexperience shows in our dedication to our residents and in how much we valueeach other as colleagues. That's why our employees say they are proud to workat Equity, a company that gives our residents a place where they can LiveRemarkably, and offers a culture where our employees have the opportunity tomake their mark.

As anIT Manager

  • Application Development (referred to internally as IT Development Manager) on the Information Technology team, you will beresponsible for providingthe strategic direction for application development, enhancement, andmaintenance of current and future Equity Residential applications incooperation with product management, other IT teams, and business leaders. TheIT Development Manager will provide technical leadership to a team of ITDevelopers through skill development, code reviews, project scheduling, andcross training. The IT DevelopmentManager will also contribute to architecture decisions for Equity Residentialproducts and will assist with identifying new technologies and tools to supportand improve products and processes.

Eachday will be unique, requiring an ability to think strategically, takeinitiative, and employ a diverse set of skills. Above all, you'll have a directhand in delivering tools that enable your business partners to be mostsuccessful in driving the organization forward and meeting their day-to-daygoals.


  • Effective leader and trusted team player. You are known for serving as a resource and trustedpartner for internal groups and participating in cross-functional projects isthe type of work you love. You've mastered the art of prioritizing work andmulti-tasking. You hold yourself accountableand take responsibility for your assignments and expect others to do the same.You also have a tendency to make developing your employees a core part of thejob.

  • Knowledgeable. Your background includesexperience with both custom application software development and packagedsoftware implementations. You areskilled at building scalable web applications and implementing delivered andcustomized API's. You're comfortablewith technology, including programming, vendor related integrations, and implementation of off the shelf software solutionsinaddition to problem solving with a customer focus in mind. You also have a broad-based familiarity withbuilding data models, evaluating trends, and identifying areas for improvement.

  • Technologically Savvy. You've got a drive to stay ontop of the most current technology. You maintain knowledge of best practices in information technology,development processes, and software architecture. You're an expert at working with relational databaseconcepts and have a knack for quickly mastering new software. In other words,technology is one of your closest friends!

  • Strong Communicator. Your writing and speakingskills are clear, articulate, and effective, demonstrating your ability tointeract with all levels and various teams within the organization and beunderstood. By delivering clearcommunication, you help to ensure that projects stay on time, deliverables meetbudget, and key stakeholders are aware of project statuses.

  • Organized, Efficient, and

Accountable. You multitask well, re-prioritize accordingly, and effectively jugglethe needs of changing priorities of the business. In other words, you handlepressure well and do so with confidence!


  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise a team of IT Developers and influence, engage, and motivate themto complete assigned work in a timely manner, while continuing to build teambench strength.

  • Develop, implement and maintain a team organization that ensures skills and capacity for projectand enhancement work while providing superior support for productionapplications.

  • Lead the effort to determine technical approachesand solutions that meet business needs and solve business problems.

  • Implement and manage standard development procedures for system changes, which may include creating, reviewing,executing, and tracking development initiatives and results; you will also beresponsible for validating application programming to ensure they meet bothbusiness and technical requirements.

  • Maintain communication ascentral point of contact for application software vendors.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to implement integrated solutions.

  • Manage the software upgrade process with the Business System Manager. Coordinate project plans and communication to key stakeholders andpartner with Equity's training group to coordinate training needs.

  • Support special projects, as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, orrelated field.

  • 5+ years of IT development experience required, along with 1+years of management/supervisory experience required. Experienced at leading thework of others and effectively prioritizing project tasks.

  • Experience with both custom application software development andpackaged software implementations. Skilled at building scalable web applications and implementing deliveredand customized API's.

  • Highly experienced with the following: Windows Operating Systems,HTML5, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, XML, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, Angular, Git, JQuery,Bootstrap, Xamarin, Xamarin forms.

  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Development Tools includingC#, Visual Studio, .Net Framework Core and MVC.

  • Preferred experience with Service Now, MRI Software Toolkit,React, NPM, Gulp, Entity Framework, RabbitMQ.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and thrive in a multi-projectenvironment, while ensuring production systems are up and performing well.Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions, andcomplete projects with little direction.

  • Must be proficient increating/executing SQL queries and possess thorough understanding of relationaldatabase concepts, design, and programming .

  • Strong understanding of software usability practices anddevelopment lifecycle. Experience in waterfall and agile development processes.

  • Ability to quickly becomewell-versed in business policy and knowledgeable with the company's productofferings and internal systems. Proven strong work ethic, ability to makedecisions, and adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced innovativeenvironment, without sacrificing quality of work product. Detail oriented andwell-organized, with an exceptional ability to multitask.

  • Team player that demonstratesflexibility and the ability to integrate and work well with others.

  • Strong communication andpresentation skills able to speak and write in a clear and articulate manner;focused, friendly and communicates well under time pressure and deadlines. Mustbe able to communicate effectively to end users and management on anon-technical level while dealing with other IT professionals on a technicallevel.

  • Motivated to succeed with capacityto assume increasing responsibility.


We recognize everyone has different needsoutside of work. That's why, in addition to a competitive benefits package(medical, dental, vision and paid time off), we offer many unique options toemployees, like pet insurance and paid time off for community service projects.To learn more, view our Total Wellbeing page here.

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IT Manager - Application Development

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Equity Residential