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Application Development Director

O'Reilly Auto Parts
Posted 19 days ago


Contract type

Full Time


Job Title:Director of Application Development
Department:Information Technology
Reports To:VP Information Technology
Revision Date:1/5/2017

General Summary:As Director, responsibilities include analyzing, reviewing, recommending and building strategic and tactical changes to software applications that profitability drive business by increasing visitors, improving conversion rates, capturing larger average order sizes and managing margin performance.

Directs the planning, budgeting, and operations of application development for their assigned business area(s)
Serve as a liaison and primary point of contact for assigned business area to coordinate project initiation, prioritization, and IT resource allocation
Participate in the development and execution of strategic and tactical business plans with other members of the cross functional team supporting their assigned business area.
Provides technical leadership for assigned business area
Management of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates Team Members to achieve peak productivity and performance
Advises and consults with assigned department(s) on production software issues, concerns, problems, and questions
Partner with key cross-functional teams to ensure all relevant organizational goals and implications are factored into all application development projects
Build and direct a cohesive team of internal and external personnel to effectively develop software applications
Ensures team member compliance with our O'Reilly policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, Data Integrity, Software Development Methodology, Project Tracking, and Sarbanes Oxley related activities
Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
Perform other duties as assigned

Helps with prioritizing projects in their area
Uses good judgment in what and how to communicate with stake holders
Accurately completes and submits status reports in a timely manner
Values internal and external customers and responds to their needs as they arise
Proposes solutions to problems and considers timeliness, effectiveness, and practicality in addressing customer needs

5+ years of proven industry experience
Experience in direct support of business organizations
Proven leadership of large software application development projects
Outstanding analytical skills, strong experience interpreting test results & drawing conclusions
Demonstrated strong business judgment and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives
Ability to coordinate and oversee the efforts of multiple application development teams
Analytic and logical thinking
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Must work well in a team environment
Must be able to learn independently
Knowledge of flow charts including both business and system flows and of programming logic and code
Ability to write technical instructions in the use of programs and/or program modifications
MS Office including Visio


All full time team members are eligible for a benefits package that is designed to offer convenience and security to our team members and their families. Programs, resources and benefit eligibility varies based on employment status, average hours worked, location and length of service.

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