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Senior Director, IT

Company: SEPTA
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Information TechnologyFacility: SEPTA HeadquartersCity: PhiladelphiaDate: Nov 19, 2021Req ID: 2364The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.We are currently seeking a Senior Director, IT (7342) in the I T - Administration.Opening Date: 11/19/21Closing Date: 12/3/21Job Grade: SAM 44Salary Range: Min: $123,214.00 - Mid: $154,024.00 - Max: $184,834.00Limited telework may be permitted for this position in accordance with SEPTA Policy.BASIC ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in the development of policies in the immediate manager's organization, and interpret such policies throughout the department.
    • Develops objectives, policies and procedures for the approval of immediate manager.
      • Interprets and administers programs and procedures in accordance with approved policies.
        • Performs special assignments for immediate manager as requested.
          • Reports performance to immediate manager.
            • Coordinates expense budget spending for the department to maintain performance within budget.
              • Develops a suitable successor and be responsible for training replacements at all levels within the department.
                • Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.DISCIPLINE RESPONSIBILITIESEnterprise Systems/Engagement Services
                  • Focus on development, deployment, and support of software applications enabling SEPTA business processes.
                    • Maintain vendor relationship and providing oversight for custom developed applications, collaborate with the business stakeholders and the development team to ensure that requirements are met.
                      • Build and establish relationships with business stakeholders in developing technical solutions to solve their problems.
                        • Lead portfolio/applicational management effort to properly prioritize business requests and initiatives and ensure proper deliver capability.
                          • Manage the entire business application and integration portfolio across all phases, including the identification, selection, design, deployment, ongoing beneficial use, rationalization, and obsolescence of applications.
                            • Responsible for the strategy, management, design and development of required data warehouse strategies, monitor and improve data warehouse performance and capacity, and plan for future expansion requirements, including plans to co-ordinate and implement security measures to safeguard the data warehouse. This includes:Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to "front end" users;
                              • Mapping out 'conceptual design' for a planned end-user application in outline;
                              • Development of policies and protocols for data access and sharing internally and public access;
                              • Refining the 'logical design' so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
                              • Refining the 'physical design' to meet system storage requirements;
                              • Overseeing installation and testing of new versions of the data warehouse management system (DBMS);
                              • Writing data warehouse and application documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary;
                              • Commissioning and installing new applications as determined by the business needs;
                                • Oversee the definition and usage of processes, tools, methods, standards, and metrics involved in application development, configuration, integration, testing and support.
                                  • Communicate the status of critical projects with key business and IT stakeholders, participate in the IT governance processes to set investment priorities and manage technology.
                                    • Developing and/or participating in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP).
                                      • Assisting in determining project delivery and deployment dates for new product releases, feature and maintenance releases, and regular corrective service or service pack releases.
                                        • Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
                                          • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field with fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in managing and overseeing technical implementations or related technical processes from a hardware/software level including information security and personnel management.
                                          • Minimum of five (5) years of management/supervisory experience managing a diverse professional staff required. Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills required.
                                          • An equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e., two years of relevant experience equating to one year of post high school education) may be considered in lieu of the above listed requirements.
                                          • Leadership and/or management experience in implementing large scale enterprise applications (1800+ user access) and overseeing project management and business process changes in your current or previous position required.SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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