• Director, Information Technology

    Location US-FL-Miami
    Job ID
    2019-108592
    Institution
    ACAMS
    Department
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    As the Director of Technology for the ACAMS Risk Assessment software product, you will be responsible for the development, maintenance, architecture, infrastructure, and security of a global application to support the needs of financial institutions worldwide. You will have administrative and budget responsibilities to build a team of technology professionals, as well as any needed outside vendors, and will work closely with the product management team to plan and implement maintenance and improvements.  You will provide hands-on project leadership as well as work to develop your colleagues through coaching and mentoring.  You will also work to identify and implement strategies that will further develop the use of the technology to accelerate the growth and expansion of ACAMS Risk Assessment aligned to the Global IT Adtalem Strategy. This position reports to the IT Lead of the Adtalem Financial Services Vertical.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Lead architecture, hosting infrastructure, software development, and security team members for ACAMS Risk Assessment

    • Identify and recommend new technology solutions including database and architecture optimization solutions

    • Oversee hiring of new tech team members inclusive of software developers, system engineers, and help desk support engineers

    • Collaborate closely with the Sr. Product Manager to establish and implement a clear technology roadmap, including timelines

    • Manage internal and external projects from inception through delivery to ensure stakeholder requirements are met

    • Manage software development internal and external resources to ensure adherence to project timetables

    • Maintain production metrics to support an appropriate allocation of resources and facilitate process optimization efforts

    • Construct and maintain software development policies and procedures to ensure coding, packaging and delivery methods meet expectations

    • Align with home office IT to determine when to leverage corporate resources versus utilizing internal development

    • Improve data analytics as well as QA processes and capabilities

    • Provide and problem-solve opportunities for improvement of the tool, particularly driving towards increasing customer self-service and automation

    • Identify opportunities to enhance member and business partner experience

    • Negotiate technology-specific contracts and manage third-party vendor relationships

    • Be responsible for technology planning, capacity planning and design and configuration standards

    • Ensure the availability of applications and environments and make recommendations to enhance solutions in support of business strategies

    • Establish monitoring standards, implement solutions, and create a culture of continuous improvement

    • Ensure technology team’s service level objectives

    • Participate in the forecasting of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments

    • Interface with clients as required to support sales objectives and client vendor approvals

    • Complete other duties as assigned

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related discipline
    • 10 years of IT work experience, including experience overseeing software and infrastructure
    • 5 years of managerial and supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities
    • An advanced level of technical knowledge and experience
    • Strong project management, process, technical and financial management knowledge
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Highly organized and are able to manage multiple projects and multiple employees simultaneously

    Skills/Tools/Technologies

    • Project Management: Waterfall, Agile, PM, PMO certifications preferred.
    • Back-end Full Stack: Scala, Java w/knowledge of database and security, MVC, CRUD operations, encryption, two-factor authentication.
    • Front-end: Scala templates, jQuery, Java Script, HTML/CSS, security, custom formatting editor, charting, two-factor authentication. ecommerce (Salesforce) preferred.
    • Specifications/User Experience: Functional specifications, user experience, interaction design, wire framing, prototyping, usability testing.
    • Development Process: JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, version control
    • QA: Junit, Selenium, automation, stress tests.

    Infrastructure: Unix environment, application servers, database administration, security, firewall. Security scans. Virtualization.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

     

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