Director, Application Delivery

Do you have a passion for technology and strong technical knowledge? Do you have a proven track record of strong leadership and project delivery? Are you a talented mentor with the ability to foster a fun and rewarding work environment?  If so, then the Director of Application Delivery role may be for you!

As a Director of our Application Delivery Team, you will guide a talented team dedicated to delivering exceptional software products and business solutions for Homesteaders Life. You will bring your past hands-on development skills to this team, as well as your comprehensive technical knowledge of system and application architecture. In the role, you will direct the change and R&D initiatives, while maintaining and in-depth knowledge of the organization’s future goals in an evolving technological landscape.

With a career at Homesteaders, you’ll do important work alongside people who want to make a difference as much as you do. We support each other’s success, value bold and respectful collaboration and promote a healthy work-life balance through our workplace, schedule and benefits. Homesteaders’ purpose is to help people design a better farewell, benefitting those they love. That means your role here will have a positive, meaningful impact on families who experience the many advantages of funeral and end-of-life planning.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study such as: management information, computer science, information technology, or business with emphasis in information technology. Associates degree with applicable experience will be given subjective weight.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive, applicable experience working with application development tools and processes.
  • A minimum of 5 years .NET framework experience
  • A minimum of 3 years experience utilizing SQL Server
  • A minimum of 3 years of people leadership responsibilities. Either direct or indirect through project / technical leadership activities.
  • Experience with CI/CD products such as Azure Pipelines a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of systems development methodology best practices.
    Knowledge of agile methodologies, techniques, and tools; minimum of two years agile experience, experience with agile transformations a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership in project delivery including excellent inter-personal and team-building skills and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skill demonstrated by the ability to analyze situations, information, and data and identifies and evaluates short-term and long-range needs and priorities. Exercises independent judgment to solve problems, to devise new methods, and to adopt procedures in order to meet changing technology and business needs.

Benefits: 

  • An excellent schedule – office closes at 1 p.m. every Friday
  • Annual profit sharing
  • 401(k) with company match with discretionary contribution
  • Company-sponsored group medical and dental insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid long-term disability
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous vacation time and sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Casual dress year-round
  • Professional membership and licensing dues reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)
  • Matching gift program

We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to the workforce, returning to work after a gap in employment or taking the next step in your career path, we will be delighted to have you as part of our candidate pool. Apply today!

About Homesteaders:

Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to help people design a better farewell. Founded in 1906, Homesteaders is known for secure preneed funding and innovative solutions that help funeral and end-of-life professionals and consumers connect with each other.

We are currently not hiring in Colorado, Montana, New York and California.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

To apply for this job please visit recruiting.paylocity.com.

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