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Director/AVP - Mobile Platform

Keywords / Skills : Mobile, Enterprise, Engineering Manager, SAAS, PAAS, Mobile Application, Mobile software, Mobile apps., Mobile development

15 - 22 years years
Posted: 2017-08-20

Industry
Banking/ Financial Services
FMCG
Insurance
IT/ Computers - Software
Retailing
Function
IT
Role
VP/ Head - Technology (IT)
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Stream:
• Computer Science
• Electrical engineering
• Electronics/Telecommunications
Posted On
20th Aug 2017
Job Description
IT Director - Head of Mobile and Digital Platforms is responsible for all mobile and digital platforms and online platforms. The IT Director will be accountable for the leadership of the IT team as well as engaging staff to provide a highly responsive client service. The IT Director will be working closely with the CMO and CEO. 

In addition, the person will be working with senior business stakeholders, providing thought leadership, and participating with the Executive Team in corporate activities and decision making and leading innovation. The IT director will be responsible for aspects of the SDLC enterprise application and platform strategy, budgeting, application development framework, integration strategy, framework and managing the development teams including 3rd party solution providers to deliver business capabilities. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop, Maintain and support Mobile and Digital platform. 
  • Develops and manages the budget for IT the digital department. 
  • Interfacing with other departments in planning, recommendations, assisting with needs, and implementing computer and telephone hardware/software systems, and programs. 
  • Responsible for and the maintenance of access codes and other data-related security controls used to ensure authorized access to computers and the system-wide reliability of data. 
  • Review staffing levels to maintain budgeted employment. Delegate authority and assign responsibilities. 
  • Developing of staff, interviews hires and evaluates. 
  • Review IT activities with President/General Manager. 
  • Meets with departmental managers and directors as necessary. 
  • Responsible for managing the Application and Platform teams of 3rd party solution providers 
  • Determine the effectiveness of existing platforms and solution in relation to current business needs and create architecture design, vendor selection, and necessary implementation/migration plans, and recommend new solutions as required 
  • Develop application development governance framework, clearly identifying roles and responsibilities of technology and business teams 
  • Establish and maintain policies and standards to guide quality in the developed application, and maintain them throughout the life cycle. 
  • Work with the architects and development managers to design, build, and test changes to the application or technical architecture 
  • Direct the development and configuration of application(s) from conceptualization through stabilization using various computer platforms 
  • Understand the business in depth and connect the dots across various business units and functions, link the functions and systems to create the best value for the business 
  • Develop keen understanding of the various compliance requirements and include them in application and platform design 
  • Develop a data/information centric approach to support an insights driven business model 
  • Develop understanding of various data sources, platforms, solutions, and trends in the marketplace relevant and incorporate into the Application & Platform strategy 
  • Leverage and harness advances in cloud, software-as-as-service model to implement solutions and keep the overall operating costs lower 
Required Education And Experience :
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field is required 
  • 10+ years of overall experience in Information Technology application and/or platform development 
  • 5+ years in implementation of digital platforms, Web, Mobile 
  • Deep knowledge of solution delivery lifecycles and development processes including Agile, & DevOps 
  • Proven experience building and leading application development teams 
  • Prior experience managing outsourced or 3rd party solution providers preferred 
  • Solid understanding of technology platforms, financial planning, data, analytics, big data, workflow tools, and mobile applications 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY :
  • This position manages all employees of the Mobile and Digital department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department. 


About Company

At Emerald Technology, we’ve been assisting technology and telecommunications vendors in building their businesses internationally for well over a decade. During that time, we’ve placed over 2000 talented individuals, and established hundreds of legal entities, with some of the most innovative players in the technology market – from hot new start-ups, to leading global vendors.

We are International Business Expansion consultants within the Telecoms, Big Data, Software, Cloud Computing & Data Center, Internet of Things and Cyber Security industries.
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