Data Recognition Corporation

Director / Leader - Info Tech - Applications Development

Maple Grove, MN
Dec 02, 2021
Jan 01, 2022
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Req #219

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.  

Director, Information Technology – Applications Development

Data Recognition Corporation, Maple Grove MN

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Company cannot provide sponsorship for this position

Along with the VP and CIO, the Director-Information Technology is responsible for the development and modernization of software applications. The incumbent oversees architects and software engineers in the research and design of new products and systems as well as support of core applications. They manage all technical aspects such as software development, architecture, application operations, scalability, and reliability. This position is responsible for leading other development team leads along with the VP and CIO to develop the overall business strategy and outline goals for the organization. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in delivering software-based technology solutions
  • Recent Software development, preferably as a Principal Developer or Architect
  • Hands on .NET development and cloud development
  • Previous experience working in an Agile team environment, with a solid understanding of SCRUM and kanban
  • Experience modernizing application development processes to use current technology and software development trends
  • Highly innovative and well educated on modern deployment trends, devops, and enterprise level software development
  • Cloud-forward thinker with experience delivering solutions using the latest in cloud technologies
  • Leadership experience ensuring teams are managing their technical direction and remain aligned with the overall enterprise strategy
  • Must remain knowledgeable of your teams capabilities and capacity, ensuring teams are working on the most important priority
  • Experience developing strategy for the short and long-term goals of your team aligned with the overall organization
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated experience in leading technology teams, coaching them to perform at their peak capability
  • Must be able to work closely with the organization's internal Corporate Technology and Cloud team, comprising of hardware and network technicians, database administrators, software architects and developers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Local to Minnesota candidates preferred
  • Hands on open source development and/or open source tool utilization (ie: Jenkins, GitHub, etc)
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or Engineering from a competitive university
  • Education or Assessment related experience
  • 4+ years of hands on leadership experience
  • Possess sound negotiation skills to leverage organizational purchasing power and also to draw up the best contracts and service level agreements (or SLAs) 

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Gsuite, and similar tools
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Other leadership responsibilities as needed 
  • DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

    No Agencies, Please 

    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer  M/F/D/V


    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V and prospective employees will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, protected veteran status, or membership in any other legally protected class.    Other details Job Family Management Pay Type Salary Travel Required No Required Education High School Job Start Date Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Apply Now

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