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Application Development Manager, eCommerceat CDW Careers

Job ID: 17002076
Updated: February 23, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL, United States


The Application Development Manager is responsible for overall team delivery of architecture, design, development, quality assurance and support for various web and mobile technologies.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Determine work requirements, priorities, and best use of resources for development projects as well as for unplanned incidents.
  • Direct and focus the efforts of technical project teams and draw appropriate resources together to address technical issues.
  • Guide staff on procedures, technical issues, work priorities, and special requests.
  • Oversee assigned team projects and provide high-level status reporting to management on a weekly basis.
  • Create/review detailed estimates for projects, including resource allocation, timelines, and budget.
  • Review technical decisions to ensure they meet designated design goals.
  • Develop applications to CDW coding standards and quality.


  • Professionally develop and mentor the Applications Development team through coaching, feedback and performance conversations.
  • Act as the lead to assist with the technological direction of the team.
  • Collaborate with various business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.
  • Participate in the planning; prioritization and resource allocation for manage workflow and projects.
  • Participate in application architecture and framework design.
  • Make technical decisions to meet the design goals articulated in product road map.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent knowledge/experience.
  • 8 years in application development.
  • 2 years of experience in application development leadership.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience in lead roles on software development teams and managing implementation projects that utilize web technologies.
  • Experience with the product life cycle and strong understanding of the role of methodology.
  • Working knowledge of business functions and a successful history of solution implementation.
  • Solid experience using software design support tools and productivity suites such as Microsoft Visio, Office, and Project.
  • Highly proficient using the Windows Operating System.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders including senior leadership.
  • Solid business and technical acumen.
  • History of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring professionals.
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous management experience.
  • Advanced degree a plus.

For eCommerce:

  • Experience with creating applications using browser/server tools and technologies (C#, MVC, WPF, ASP.NET, JavaScript, JQUERY, TDD, CSS, ASP, MS SQL Server, and TFS).
  • Prior experience in Endeca, Cache farm and TDD
  • Experience in managing development teams in the E-Commerce and Web space.
  • Highly proficient in web standards and skilled in .Net web application development with the ability to contribute towards development efforts in a hands-on manner.
  • Experience managing offshore development teams.
  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and Agile practices.
Job Category: Corporate IT
Job Type: Full-Time