Overview

  Job ID:  99705 Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States.  Our operations span the nation from Montana to Texas and from Washington to Florida, with 18,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states. Position Overview The Director Software Development role is to manage and maintain the organization’s repository of internally developed software and applications through best practices and the appropriate staffing and management of technical teams both internal and outsourced. The Director Software Development is also responsible for planning and coordinating the processes required for the provision of internally developed applications and systems necessary for business operations and systems integrations. This individual will apply proven communication and problem-solving skills to guide and assist the business user group on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software solutions. Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions) Ensure that internally developed applications and integrations meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.Review and analyze existing applications and integration effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application development best practices.Manage and provide direction for the application development team in support of business operations.Manage outsoured on/off shore application development teams.Develop and manage respository of delivery standards for the companies service orientated archtireture and integration methodolgiesResearch and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.Evaluate, install, configure, and deploy new applications, systems software, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications and integrations throughout the enterprise.Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and integrations.Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new development under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.Design, develop, and install application enhancements and upgrades.Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.Contribute to pre-testing phase of development by evaluating proposals in order to identify potential problem areas, and make the appropriate recommendations.Negotiate contracts with 3rd party software and service providers.Liaise with company’s software suppliers for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies. Liaise with network administrators and software developers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.Compile and maintain inventory of company software and systems assets and their corresponding contracts/agreements.Develop, distribute, and coordinate in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Education/Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Computer related discipline, or equivalent experience requiredMaster’s Degree in Engineering/Computer related discipline, or equivalent experience desiredProfessional ceritifications or designations in technology delivery desired Work Requirements 15+ years direct experience applications and/or systems development and delivery.10+ years experience managing software development teams.Experience working with and managing extended on/off shore teams.Experience with Enterprise Service Bus applications and methodologiesExperience with Service Oreintated Archtecture methodologies and best practicesProven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions. Knowledge/Skill Requirements Direct, hands-on experience with automated software management tools, including TFSStrong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.Extensive experience with developing custom software applicationsTechnically fluent in Microsoft programming languages, including .net, SQLWorking knowledge of network and PC operating systemsWorking knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standardsExcellent project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures.Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and lawsExcellent verbal, written and analytical skills with the ability to actively listen and effectively understand concernsExcellent customer service skills combined with the ability to solve problemsAttention to detail and strong analytical skillsAbility to multi-task, prioritize issues and monitor progress. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Able to communicate with others by telephone and in personAble to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.May require sitting for extended periods of time Work Environment Usually, normal office working conditions.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   The noise level in the work environment is usually quietThe position will require travel 10-25%The position may require work outside of normal business hours The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. What Oldcastle Offers You A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotionHighly competitive base payComprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programsGroup retirement savings programHealth and wellness programs About Oldcastle Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise. Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family! Follow Oldcastle Careers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, WordPress (Career Blog) and LinkedIn!  EOE/Vet/Disability–If you want to know more, please click on this link. Oldcastle Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.Oldcastle Materials is part of the Oldcastlecareers™ network.#CAN