• VP - Applications

    Location US-PA-Warrendale
    Job ID
    2018-36479
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    rue21 is looking for a highly qualified Vice President of Applications who can bring innovative approaches to rue21’s application development operation. Reporting to the Chief Analytics Officer, the Vice President of Applications is responsible for the delivery, management, and implementation of applications and solutions that support rue21’s customers, employees, and business partners. The VP of Applications will oversee the strategic alignment with executives on all IT application initiatives. He/she is an advocate for enterprise application development and configuration requirements and is responsible for the development, configuration and delivery of a comprehensive software development strategy, architecture and solutions.

    Responsibilities

    • Prioritizing projects and issue resolution
    • Effectively initiate, plan, schedule, control, and bring to closure multiple high priority projects.
    • Develop, implement and support large enterprise level solutions including strategic planning and execution
    • Lead a team managing all aspects of application development and delivery across multiple functions, business units and business lines.
    • Partner with business leaders to create robust solution roadmaps that are integrated with architecture and operations.
    • Will own the development of department/organization budgets and effectively plan and manage activities within the established constraints of such approved budgets
    • Will be responsible for hiring needs on the team

    Qualifications

    • Has successfully led development and delivery of complex business technology solutions into production that have achieved or surpassed business goals.
    • Experience with systems design and development from requirements through day-to-day management of enterprise-wide applications
    • Be thought leader in technology exploration, evaluation and evangelization.
    • Experience leading a team with strong leadership skills
    • Expertise with managing application development at scale, employing SDLC methodologies including Agile and Scrum.
    • Has knowledge of emerging trends and developments in PaaS, SaaS, iOS/Android app API, cloud, AI, machine learning and other digital technologies.
    • Prior retail experience preferred
    • Superior analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills are essential
    • Experience with Island Pacific a plus
    • Experience with Project Management Office, DevOps and ITIL
    • 10+ years of leadership experience working with technology in the retail industry
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, applied math; advanced degree preferred

    Competencies

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