Application Development Manager

Clearance Level
Software Development
Rensselaer, New York

REQ#: RQ75362 Application Development Manager (Open)

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description

General Dynamics IT (GDIT) is looking for a passionate, highly skilled, self-motivated, experienced Application Development Manager to join our team as we continue to partner with New York State of Health (NYSoH) to provide comprehensive health coverage to more than 4.5 million New Yorkers.

Our GDIT State & Local LLC team provides NYS with innovative and agile health benefit exchange (HBE) solutions that deliver the functionality required to comply by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and provide the flexibility needed to easily scale up to support future requirements.

Heres where you come in:

Our project is a large-scale Java web services environment. The Application Development Manager oversees the delivery of new software features, enhancements and major version upgrades, in addition to day-to-day application support of the NYSoH platform. The person in this role will work closely with the Development Team, Client and other program functions. This individual is expected to be a hands on leader will promote quality, service, teamwork, growth and cost-effective management of the resources.   In addition to providing management and oversight, this individual helps develop and implement new technologies.  Individual will manage software programmers, integrators and delivery resources. The individual must be a strong collaborator/team player and must have the ability to work in a matrix capacity as needed to support other program functions. 

Here’s what You’ll Do:

  • Maintain a strong focus on delivery priorities, holding others to account for delivery, and swiftly responding to changing requirements.
  • Provide leadership to manage teams’ results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Drive teams effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies
  • Maintain a strong functional team by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Identify, manage and seek to resolve technical risks and issues
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.  Ensure assignments are given and followed up
  • Build knowledge, capacity and capability within teams, promoting a culture of continuous improvement
  • Accountable for the delivery of ad hoc project work and special assignments on behalf of the team
  • Coordinate with the Development managers on defect deliveries, ensuring a smooth delivery
  • Create and share monthly analytics across the track with an strategic items reported
  • Gather and report detailed performance data against key indicators, to generate actionable improvements to the quality of service offered
  • Drive quality delivery supporting other development and program teams.
  • Communicate and document in a clear and crisp manner
  • Manage NYSoH client relationship at all levels.
  • Remain up to date on key technology, business and industry trends by attending educational workshops when available; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Partner with other Development managers to support and help drive program Application deployment, migration and practices

Here’s what You’ll Bring to the Table:


Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology related field

Management and Technical Skills

  • Ten (10)+ year track record of relevant work experience
  • Four or more years leading an Applications Development team
  • Experience with DevOps best practices and frameworks, preferred hands on experience with Redhat OpenShift, which is the target platform for the NYSOH Application.  OpenShift is an enterprise ready Kubernetes container platform

Soft Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team
  • Strong, effective communication skills
  • Proven collaboration skills
  • Technology savvy with a broad understanding of current trends
  • Data driven, understanding the need for and apply analytics.

Here are the Bonus Points:

  • Master’s degree in an IT-related field.
  • Familiarity with the following technical environment:

- Languages:                                                         Java, BASH Shell, SQL and PL/SQL

- Web Technologies:                                           JDBC, WSDL, HTML, JSP, XML, JSON, WSDL, WADL, DOM, JAX RPC, CSS, Dozer 5.5.1, Java Script, Angular JS, Type Script, jQuery, Ajax, Java Script, Log4J

- Frameworks:                                                       J2EE, Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Batch, JSP, Servlets, Drools, Hibernate, Web Services, RESTful Service, JMS, JUnit, JTest

- Server:                                                                  Kie Server 7.0, JBoss AS 7.0, Tomcat AS 9, JBoss PAM 7.2.1, WebSphere AS, IBM MQ, Apache Kafka

- Development Tools:                                         Eclipse Oxygen/2018-12/2019-03, STS 4.0, Visio, SOAP UI 5.4, Postman, IBM MQ Explorer v9.0, SonarQube

- Build Tools:                                                         Maven, ANT, Maven, Jenkins, Hudson

- Code Integration Tools:                                  RTC, GIT

- Supporting Products:                                      Alfresco, Mulesoft, OpenText, Open Shift

- Operating Systems:                                          Windows 10, Windows Server 2018, RedHat Linux

- Scripting Tools:                                                 BASH Shell, SSH

- Authentication Tools:                                      LDAP, SiteMinder

- Data Modeling tools:                                         Erwin, ER Studio

- Databases:                                                          DB2

- Data Management tools:                                 DBeaver, TOAD, SQL Developer

- Office Products:                                                Visio, Microsoft Office Product Suite

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.