Director of Application Development

new york, New York

A law firm is currently looking for a Director of Application Development to join their team in New York, NY.

Position Summary
The Director of Applications and Development is a member of the senior Information Systems management team responsible for managing the Enterprise Applications, Data Services and Desktop & Mobile Platforms groups.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the Firm’s strategic planning process for Information Systems, with a focus on identifying new opportunities to leverage enterprise systems, cloud platforms, application development and business intelligence to achieve objectives.
  2. Establish operational procedures to (a) ensure high performance and ongoing stability of all systems; (b) utilize the Firm’s robust offsite data center facilities and highly redundant infrastructure to ensure high availability and minimal downtime of all systems; and (c) maximize efficiencies in IS operations.
  3. Manage the Enterprise Applications team which is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing support of the Firm’s enterprise applications, database environment and cloud platforms.
  4. Manage the Desktop Engineering team which is responsible for the creation, ongoing evolution, and day to day maintenance of the Firm’s virtual and physical desktop, and mobile device environment.
  5. Responsible for the Application Development of SharePoint-based solutions, Workflow platforms, custom .NET solutions and low-code development platforms to support the improvement of business processes.
  6. Responsible for management of the health, maintenance and stability of the environment SQL Server Database , ETL data processes and systems integrations.
  7. Develop Reports and Dashboards to provide insight and actionable information to business stakeholders and departments using Microsoft SSRS and PowerBi.
  8. Participate in the annual budget planning process for Information Systems.  Prepare a budget for areas of responsibility and manage related expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  9. Work with the Director of Infrastructure team to maintain and update a multi-year plan for infrastructure resource needs.
  10. Work with the Director of User Support and Education to develop service levels and ensure compliance within areas of responsibility.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Skills and Requirements: 

  1. Experience with Enterprise Applications such as; iManage, Elite Enterprise/3E, Compulaw, and viEval/viLMS/ViRecruit.
  2. Experience managing and enhancing Cloud and SaaS platforms such as Microsoft o365, Dynamics365, ServiceNow, SharePoint Online and HighQ.
  3. Experience with related Desktop Engineering technologies including: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Ivanti, and Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.
  4. Experience with Apple iOS device management and mobile device management platforms such as Intune.
  5. Experience with SharePoint development utilizing Handshake/Nintex and the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).
  6. Experience with database development, ETL processes, data marts, reporting and analysis using Microsoft SSRS, SSAS, SSIS, IntApp Integrate and PowerBI.
  7. Experience participating in a formal IT service management program based on accepted best practices such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  8. A minimum of 4 to 5 years’ related experience in a professional services environment, law firm environment a must.
  9. Related technical certifications a plus.

Education and General Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably with strong academic record.
  2. Attributes expected of all candidates include: responsibility, honesty, reliability, initiative, patience, attention to detail, determination, taking pride in one’s work, and a desire to learn.
  3. Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work productively as part of the Information Systems team, delivering high quality services to the Firm and clients.
  4. Ability to meet deadlines and effectively complete operational and project based assignments.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing, with Firm personnel at all levels and outside parties as necessary.
  6. Ability to work independently. 
  7. Attendance Requirements:
    1. On site during normal working hours and available as necessary before or after normal working hours to work at the Firm, over the telephone, or at off-site meetings, in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the Firm.
    2. Expected to carry a wireless email device and respond when necessary.
       

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