Sunday, June 26, 2011

App Dev Manager

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. Listed by Forbes as one of America's best big companies, the Company offers a full spectrum of investment services, including a leading active trader program, intuitive long-term investment solutions and a national branch system, as well as relationships with one of the largest independent RIA networks.

TD Ameritrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and offer a quality workplace.

TD Ameritrade is a leading organization that has provided brokerage and investment services for over 30 years. Listed in Forbes as one of America's best big companies 1, the Company offers a full spectrum of investment services, including a leading active trader program, intuitive long-term investment solutions and a national branch system. Through our brokerage subsidiaries, we provide innovative, powerful online trading tools and services to individual investors.

Our associates are at the heart of what we do. We believe in teamwork, putting clients first, building strong relationships, achieving quality results and working with integrity.

Role:

The Application Development Manager will lead a team responsible for the application development of software for an enterprise-wide Imaging and Workflow system. The Application Development Manager is empowered to establish and implement standards and practices to ensure the highest degree of software quality. They work with application development management and staff to ensure adequate, proactive involvement of application development staff with software development teams. The Application Development Manager works to deliver project results and value to the business and its clients. The Application Development Manager demonstrates knowledge of all phases of software development life cycle. Reports to a Director or Sr. Manager.

Responsibilities:

Ensure project teams are staffed with appropriate resources at the time of inception
Ensure the Application Development staff is engaged throughout software development lifecycle
Evaluate developer performance on a quarterly basis and recommend training where required
Work with Architecture, Engineering, & QA to ensure application designs conform to accepted standards.
Oversee the support and development activities related to the development of one or more internal systems
Partner with QA, Architecture, Engineering and Project Management groups on all development activities
Oversee and set the direction for the organization, ensuring reliable software with minimal bugs
Establish and track metrics related to key performance objectives and service levels
Stay current with technology and industry best practices to ensure that skill set/knowledge base remains broad and current
Evaluate performance on a quarterly basis and recommend training where required
Oversee the implementation of process and procedural improvements
Develop, implement and enforce best practices and operating standards
Identify and escalate potential concerns related to project initiatives and recommend viable solutions
Ensure compliance with established industry rules, regulations TD AMERITRADE policies/procedures and best practices
Forecasting resourcing & staffing needs and effectively utilizing all available resources

Requirements Requirements:

4 year degree in Computer Science or related experience and prior experience as a software developer
Must have Application Development management experience with 5 staff preferred
5 years leading IT organizations in a fast-paced application development environment
Demonstrated use and knowledge of various quality programs/standards (TQM, ISO, etc.)
Experience should include a strong understanding of brokerage services particularly as they relate to back office operations
Up to 10% travel
Strong communication skills
Ability to influence others
IBM's FileNet Imaging and Workflow including P8 (Process Engine and Content Engine) and older versions (eProcess and Image Services)
Tritek's Trans@ction Express as front end web application
Kofax Image Scanning including Kofax Capture, Ascent Capture, Recognition and Release
IBM's FileNet Process Analyzer for reporting
Crystal Reports for reporting
Rightfax for fax communication with Imaging and Workflow
Familiarity with SQL server, EMC Centera for storage, and web services for integration with internal systems

TD Ameritrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and offer a quality workplace.

1Forbes award information available at www.forbes.com/platinum. TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC is a subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Used with permission.

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