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MANAGER, IT DEVELOPMENT

Date Posted: Jan 21, 2019

Location: Huntersville, NC, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

SUMMARY

 

The IT Development Manager is responsible for full lifecycle development and operational support of NRG Energy’s key business applications in support of the XOOM Energy brand. This includes our ecommerce proprietary solutions and back office packaged applications. This position will work closely with business partners, Program Management Office, Business Analysts, and IT Infrastructure functions to lead new development efforts in support of business initiatives. This position also leads production support activities for business applications. This Manager will lead a software engineering team comprised of Huntersville based employees as well as third party contractors and consultants. This Manager is responsible for full lifecycle leadership and management of this small but diverse workforce while also leveraging IT resources in other NRG offices to accomplish goals and objectives. Key to the success of this role is leveraging this balanced workforce, improving the processes that impact delivery, and continuously maturing our practices as the company grows.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Oversee the design of business applications and ensure sound architectural and design principles are defined and practiced.
  • Lead efforts to modernize application architecture.
  • Work with business partner stakeholders to optimize application functionality.
  • Ensure application design includes resiliency from functional and technology failure points.
  • Manage application support activities, ensuring compliance with service levels.
  • Participate in business continuity and disaster recovery planning and practice.
  • Lead the implementation DevOps best practices. Continuously improve application development and support practices within the team, with a focus on quality and productivity.
  • Provide estimates and forecasts for resource supply and demand, recommending team composition considering internal and third-party resources.
  • Manage employees throughout their lifecycle, including hiring, development, performance management, and termination.
  • Provide budgetary assessment and recommendations to upper management and maintain expenditures against approved budget.
  • Participate in the creation of Statements of Work with third party services providers and manage their delivery performance.
  • Provide extensive vendor management as well as assists in negotiation and coordinating activities of hardware, software, telecommunications and support vendors.
  • Contribute to the development of long term strategies for growth and maintenance of IT solutions.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology. Researches and evaluates new technologies.

     

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL SET & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

     

  • BS/BA Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science (or comparable IT experience).
  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in IT, with a least 3 years of development team management experience.
  • Experience with various SDLCs (Software Development Life Cycle),  includes agile and waterfall.
  • Experience implementing DevOps (Development Operations)  best practices and supporting technologies such as Jira or Rallye.
  • Experience with proprietary ecommerce applications and various packaged applications.
  • Experience managing and architecting MS ASP.NET business applications.
  • Experience with modern architectural principles, including various frameworks and protocols.
  • Vendor and contract negotiations and management.

     

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.

 

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