• Must have large scale applications development management experience
• No H1Bs. Relocation assistance for successful applicants.
• Recent experience integrating applications in the interactive space
• Managing integration projects with multiple vendors/affiliates which necessarily include multiple data center sites, mapping, etc.
• Background in Java, J2EE, etc. development.
• A heavy .NET development background in the interactive space could work depending on the scale of the applications and the applicant’s level of involvement. This will not work for someone with, for example, a 2 year .NET background in the interactive space whose prior experience does not speak to the overall purpose and requirements of this position.
• Must have a solid understanding and experience using distributed memory

The Interactive Technology Group encompasses Web properties, B2B sites, and new business development centered on new and emerging technology platforms (mobile and wireless, IP-delivered / broadband video, interactive television / OCAP / EBIF, etc.). This is a group whose purpose is to work with business partners to identify new and exciting distribution platforms, and architect and deliver compelling solutions to enable continued growth of the client’s brands.

The Interactive Technology Manager will work closely with the Director, Interactive Technology and is responsible for managing a group of 2-10 application development staff (Software Engineers, Project Leaders and Business Analysts) and external consultants or vendors focused on developing applications centered on new and emerging technology platforms (mobile and wireless, IP-delivered / broadband video, interactive television / OCAP / EBIF, etc.)

Successful candidates for this position must have must have experience in managing large software development projects and prior experience in Web and other interactive technology development.

As the Interactive Technology Group focuses heavily on new business development, successful candidates must be flexible enough to grasp new platforms and paradigms very quickly, and should be prepared to think “out of the box” when necessary. Successful candidates must also be able to work effectively in both structured projects/teams and non-structured, “Skunk Works” style R&D while contributing constructive solutions and guidance.

• Matrixed IT staff management, including staff development, performance evaluations, resource allocation and project scheduling.
• Managing application development vendors through all phases of the project life cycle.
• Ensuring project success by creating and reviewing project plans, timelines, estimates, and requirements documents, and guiding staff to improvement and greater accuracy in these areas.
• Act as project manager of software development projects with responsibility for project planning and control.
• Regular project status reporting to the Project Steering Committee.
• Overseeing the team’s project portfolio planning and prioritization.
• Establishing relationships with staff augmentation vendors for scalable, multi-sourced resources.

• 7 – 10 years total experience with Internet / new media development
• 5+ years of Internet / new media development experience with technologies such as Java, J2EE, Oracle, Weblogic, ASP, .Net, Perl, PHP, SQL, Ajax, Flash/Flex, Ruby-on-Rails, etc.
• 4+ years experience managing direct reports, project staff and consultants.
• Experience in requirements gathering, use case development, determining business process flow and task mapping
• A thorough understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) are critical
• BSC/BS/BA in Computer Science or a related field.
• The ability to multi-task and be detail oriented.
• Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills in order to interface with various departments and management levels, make presentations to an internal audience, interact positively with upper management, and effectively manage a staff of 5+ direct reports.
• Excellent customer focus and awareness of the importance of the customer in a service organization.
• Excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of technical and non-technical staff.
• Experience in creating Documentation of technical systems, training users in complex topics, and operational procedures.
• Strong attention to detail.

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