Director of IT in Bloomington, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job #:  820826


As the Director of IT you will take on many hats to include Product Manager role responsible for overall design, roadmap, and service delivery.  In this role, you will lead a dynamic team with mix of both direct and matrixed talent across the organization.  You will have firm understanding of our business, industry, and client verticals.  In the role, you will develop and lead some of the best IT and business professionals through a transformational journey delivering a differentiated platform of services enabled by some of the most advanced technologies available.  A key element will be the deep understanding of our business and client business processes applied through business to technology strategy mapping.  You will be measured on successful development and leadership of the team, strategic alignment and execution, and overall success of client as well as customer outcomes through the underlying service delivery to grow and achieve our organizational vision.


Leadership Skills:

  • Experienced leader with 8 plus years in IT Leadership leading dynamic and diverse teams
  • Expert communication skills to effectively articulate and deliver message across diverse audiences from deep technical SMEs to top executives
  • Passionate leader with a competitive edge to constantly grow and lead change is a must have
  • Strong proven track record of developing and mentoring talent
  • As service owner, perform monthly service reviews to include finance, technical, security, and overall health status of platform to CIO of organization
  • Strong critical thinking skills, ability to exercise independent judgment and manage complexity and ambiguity


Business Skills:

  • Experience in driving process improvement through BPM platforms
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate technology strategies to business needs across roles from technical to top executives is a must
  • Broad knowledge and experience working across functions and through value streams to achieve business outcomes
  • Proven ability to collaborate across the organization and operate effectively within a matrix environment
  • Skilled in communications, collaboration, team building, conflict resolution, and relationship management to create an effective partnering environment that includes credibility, respect and trust
  • Evaluate and adjust strategies to respond to competition
  • Experience translating complex business requirements into functional technical requirements is a must


Technical Skills:

  • 14 years of professional related experience with focus on the following:
    • 8+ years senior IT leadership experience leading senior level IT professionals across disciplines
    • 5-7 years in senior level System Architect or similar IT role
    • 4+ years of experience as Certified Systems Architect or similar creating designs and developing implementations of Pega or similar BPM multi-process applications is highly desired
  • Hands on experience in software development and modern secure coding techniques
  • Experience in reusable design, implementation, and full lifecycle of the BPM Platform based on Pega 7 Cloud
  • Deep understanding of Pega platform or similar including Designer Studio and Direct Capture of Objectives (DCO) tools in development of applications
  • Pega Systems or Business Architect Certification highly desired
  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture and IT frameworks such as COBIT, Gartner, or TOGAF is highly desired
  • Experienced in ITIL in running respective areas of IT as Business and alignment to business service and strategy
  • Deep understanding of modern cloud-based architectures and integrations
  • Experience leveraging AI and Cognitive Computing solutions through API and other data integrations to accelerated speed to market and differentiate product offerings
  • Deep understanding and practice in applying modern data science to leverage data to identify opportunities and optimized future state of services and workflows






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