Job Description: Directs both strategic and tactical systems initiatives supporting the technology requirements of the organization. Responsibilities include the planning, execution, and management of multiple projects in accordance with the Radian Agile Methodology SDLC. Duties include technical leadership for business applications in support of one or more business units. This position directs the establishment and maintenance of consistent procedures, metrics, and development approaches. Routinely interfaces with the Company's business leaders, including C-Level management, and other senior members of the Information Technology team. Duties include managing and developing staff, capacity planning, fiscal accountability, process engineering and Request for Proposal development. The incumbent is responsible for making data-driven decisions and for being highly transparent; communicate thoroughly and timely; always do the right thing for our customers, our shareholders, and our employees; deliver business value -- always; and keep a sense of humor and have fun. The IT function at Radian is morphing from an operational necessity to a strategic element of the Company.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Deliver software releases on-time, on-budget, with high quality and according to agreed-upon scope that delivers business value.
Oversee the development of plans and resourcing strategies for the ongoing development and maintenance of multiple software products and services.
Establish and maintain consistent procedures, metrics, and development approaches in accordance with the Radian Agile Methodology (RAM) SDLC.
Evaluate the impact of business and technology trends on the strategic direction of assigned work portfolio
Successfully translate corporate objectives into team and individual goals
Direct day-to-day activities of development teams in multiple locations including off-shore members
Provide ongoing direction and mentoring to development team members.
Provide expertise in project management and development methodologies.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact across the organization
Solid leadership skills with the ability to influence and inspire others
Strong customer service skills with the ability to communicate very effectively with non-technical personnel
Ability to express ideas effectively in both verbal and written formats
A hands-on approach to managing development teams
Expert knowledge and understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC)
Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, software engineering or related field is required. Masters degree preferred a Ph.D. is a plus.
15+ years experience, including 10 years leading development teams, and 5+ years as a Senior Director level or higher.
Experience in managing cross-functional teams of up to 50 development resources, both onshore and offshore
Hands-on Development and Architecture Experience in Microsoft .NET, C# / ASP.NET, Visual Studio, MS SQL, Web Services, J2EE, WebLogic
Familiarity with multiple software development methodologies
Prior experience in building enterprise software products is required
Demonstrated project planning, estimation and release management ability
Proven ability to plan and manage large-scale, long-duration software development projects/programs
Experience with measurement and improvement of software quality
Familiarity with financial systems, mortgage or real-estate industry domain expertise preferred
Ability to lead with passion, accept ambiguity, organizational agility, and a high Emotional Intelligence.
Other Position Parameters
Prior Work Experience
Technical: 15 years or more
Supervisory: 8 - 10 years
Education and Credentials
Required: Bachelor's Degree, Concentration in Computer Science, Software engineering
Preferred: Master's Degree, Concentration in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, MBA
Location: 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
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