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IT Applications Director

Position Type: Full-time, Salaried

Department: Information Management Services Division

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary - Director of Business Applications is a member of the IMSD senior leadership team with overall ownership of the Milwaukee County IMSD application portfolio which includes all facets of solution design, creation, delivery, maintenance support on both internal platforms and through external service providers.  This role directly leads application/data architecture, its governance and its expression through managed SDLC processes and methods.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create the vision and set the strategy and direction for the application portfolio across the County; Accountable for application strategy and planning ensuring that the application portfolio is aligned with Milwaukee County business strategy.

  • Define, establish and govern an enterprise Application Architecture consistent with integration, synergy and strategic objectives; Develop architecture processes, standards, templates and components to ensure alignment between business strategies and IT domain roadmaps.

  • Develop, implement and govern app dev standards; direct the delivery of app solutions and services using structured & managed SDLC processes; Accountable for app provisioning, support, maintenance & project delivery; Lead all development and support “competency centers."

  • Direct the team that provides the support and maintenance for the County Application suite including the development, implementation and compliance service standards.

  • Develop & drive an enterprise data strategy; Ensure application design leads to an enterprise data structure; Lead processes for collecting, aggregating, matching, consolidating, quality assuring & distributing enterprise data.

  • Work with PMO to develop integrated solution delivery & project management methods into Solutions team; Direct development & execution of governance processes related to solution creation & delivery; Drive strategy, execution and interaction with 3rd party solution providers.

  • Primary responsibility for leading, managing & developing a team of professionals within the Solutions team; Coach, manage & mentor line mgt to promote high performance staff & a high performance work environment; Leads performance management process for Solutions staffs.

  • Responsible for the budget & monitoring spend for this function; Supports Director of Governance & Strategy to ensure reporting, contract mgt &other business requirements are met.  Develops, implements & monitors operational process improvement to increase quality service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business or a closely related field.

  • Five years of experience in IT applications, system, solution, architecture and development.

  • Five years of industry related management experience.


Note: This position is unclassified and not subject to Civil Services. This position is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates is obtained.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.