IT Program Manager in Radford, VA at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Job Description

Picture yourself at Thomson.

For more than 70 years, Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. 

At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals.

We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit www.thomsonlinear.com.

The IT Program Manager will lead a team of internal/external developers and, together, own the successful ideation, development, and maintenance of internal/external customer-facing projects, information systems and processes including but not limited to:

  • Thomson website content management system (OpenText CMS)
  • A commercial product information management system (Stibo PIM)
  • A proprietary product information management system (TIM)
  • Existing custom applications and web services along with those yet to be built
  • Integrations with other systems including Oracle EBS, Oracle iStore, Salesforce.com, MS Azure, corporate and distributor information systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

  • Works directly with internal/external stakeholders to design, develop and deliver software and information solutions on time, with maximum business impact.
  • Creates a healthy team environment of shared ownership with momentum and support to drive forward, while managing the competing needs of multiple priorities and finite resources.
  • Effectively manages the software team, external contractors and available budget to complete projects, including initiation and facilitation of team meetings, coaching, delegating, providing feedback and resolving conflicts and problems.
  • Provides technical and functional leadership and direction to software team.
  • In collaboration with the software team, builds and manages the technical software development roadmap for future product development and functional/operational improvements.
  • Directs the development and programming of applications, services, interfaces and databases.
  • Directs the development of technical documentation and software testing/validation procedures.
  • Drives overall performance and efficiency, utilizing the Azure DevOps software development pipeline to manage projects and team assignments.
  • Researches and remains informed of new technology and development tools. Seeks out different ways to use current and relevant technological advances.

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven track record of routine success leading software teams and meeting project requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships within a matrix of global, multi-cultural stakeholders and across all business functions.
  • Ability to manage changing requirements and priorities, able to coordinate/realign project resources as necessary.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, the ability to influence, critical thinking skills, leadership and a sense of urgency.
  • Produce creative technical designs by using strategic thinking, problem solving skills, good judgment and collaboration.
  • Be a servant leader who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves.
  • Knowledge of software development and quality assurance best practices.
  • Ability to articulate and weigh trade-offs in software architecture and design based on competing cost, schedule, necessity, and customer impact requirements.
  • Experience and temperament to coach and mentor technically and professionally.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business; or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of people management experience.
  • Must have significant experience in Agile/Scrum.
  • Working knowledge of full stack web development, including database layer (SQL, DML, DDL), server layer (C#, .NET Core/ASP.NET), and the frontend (Javascript, CSS, HTML).

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal stakeholders will include Thomson senior management, product management, product marketing, marketing communications, sales, customer service and corporate IT personnel. Important external relationships and/or oversight will include technology vendors, website contractors and content developers.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com. 

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