Kaiser Permanente Senior Director, Application Development in Pleasanton, California

This senior management level employee is responsible for providing overall direction for the translation of business requirements and functional specifications into logical program designs and has responsibility for setting the application development and support strategy for multiple application portfolios, while providing direction and support to teams through all software development lifecycle phases.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Directs the operations of multiple units and departments by identifying customer and operational needs; analyzing resources, costs, and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; engaging strategic, cross-functional business units to champion and drive support for business plans and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; anticipating and removing obstacles that impact performance; addressing performance gaps and implementing contingency plans accordingly; ensuring products and/or services meet customer requirements and expectations while aligning with organizational strategies; serving as a subject-matter expert and trusted source to executive leadership; and providing influence and consultation in the development of the larger organizational or business strategy.

  • Models and drives continuous learning and maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning cross-functional resource plans with business objectives; overseeing the recruitment, selection, and development of talent; motivating and empowering teams; building organizational capacity and developing high potential employees for growth opportunities and advancement; staying current with industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices; providing guidance and leadership when difficult decisions need to be made; and ensuring performance management guidelines and expectations align with and drive business objectives and results.

  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.

  • Leverages networks to drive collaboration between technical teams, architects, and/or software consultants, and ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs.

  • Ensures the provision of appropriate resources to address systems' incident support and troubleshooting.

  • Oversees the review and implementation of recommendations of technical solutions across multiple functions.

  • Directs and oversees technical teams in the translation of business requirements and functional specifications into logical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions by building and maintaining partnerships with Business Analyst and IT leadership to ensure team members understand business needs and functional specifications.

  • Oversees the management of multiple application portfolios and/or provides resources in support of those portfolios by leveraging partnerships with IT teams (for example, Operations, Infrastructure, Architecture, Quality Assurance, Business Analysts), vendors, and business leaders to ensure adherence of written code to company standards.

  • Oversees efforts to ensure new and existing software solutions are developed with insight into industry best practices, strategies, and architectures.

  • Takes accountability for ensuring specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions support technical solutions and are aligned with architectural designs.

  • Provides oversight throughout the release schedule of business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful deployment.

  • Ensures appropriate guidance and mentoring is provided to other technical resources in the application development process.

  • Oversees the technical management of vendors (e.g., offshore, application, service).

  • Directs teams through all software development lifecycle phases by ensuring that teams understand and adhere to company methodology, policies, standards, and controls.

  • Fosters and leverages partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specification.

  • Oversees the development, configuration, and modification of integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions by providing leadership in the design and coding of component-based applications.

  • Oversees the management of resource requirements throughout the PLC.

  • Directs and oversees the development, validation, and execution of testing scenarios to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum six (6) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (e.g., SDLC).

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, or related field and Minimum twelve (12) years experience in corporate management, project management, IT consulting, or related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above)

  • Three (3) years experience overseeing vendor relationships.

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, or related field.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Senior Director, Application Development

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

REQNUMBER: 693562

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.