Application Development Team Leader

Discussion in 'Java' started by khristine.anderson, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Cox Communications in Phoenix is seeking an Application Development
    Team Leader. Here are the details:


    The purpose of the Application Development Team Leader position is:
    To provide leadership for Application Architects and Sr. Application
    Architects within the Business Intelligence organization; including
    career development, corrective action, coaching/mentoring, and
    performance appraisal.
    To ensure that key initiatives undertaken by the Business Intelligence
    organization are successful by providing diligent resource management
    and by ensuring that Business Intelligence methodologies are adhered
    To provide project management oversight to key Business Intelligence
    initiatives as assigned.
    To lead projects and participate in cross-functional IT teams to
    address business or system requirements and/or issues.
    To assist in the development of processes, procedures, and
    establishing accurate documentation for applications developed for and
    used by Cox Arizona┬┐s business areas.
    Provide technical leadership and direction for the Business
    Intelligence organization by partnering closely with the DBA Team
    Leader, Business Intelligence Manager, and the Infrastructure
    Through recruitment, mentoring, training, and managing an advanced
    team of developers to assure the correct mix of skills meets current
    and future project demands.
    Actively provides leadership and input to the Business Intelligence
    leadership team ensuring that the department vision and goals are met
    and that the leadership team is aligned.


    Primary job duties include:
    Provides leadership for direct reports, actions including, but not
    limited to:
    Coaching/Mentoring via 1:1 meetings
    Providing timely and accurate feedback
    Creates developmental plans
    Conducts skills assessments
    Providing corrective action
    Managing activities against priorities/deliverables
    Provides direction regarding priorities of requests.
    Provides leadership and champions the Business Intelligence
    development methodologies and project management methodologies.
    Leads and directs the daily operations of a team of Business
    Intelligence Application Architects and Sr. Application Architects to
    architect, design, develop, test, release and maintain multiple
    software products.
    Provides leadership/direction regarding the entire Systems Development
    Life Cycle methodologies employed and ensures appropriate development
    artifacts are produced throughout the lifecycle.
    Creates, implements and tracks development timelines and resources -
    ensures that specifications are met.
    Provides leadership/direction regarding construction, testing and
    implementation; ensures that quality coding standards are practiced
    (i.e. standard documenting for commenting out code, standard approach
    to development, templates are created and adhered to).
    Contribute to the technical architecture, development process, and
    implementation alternatives for development solutions based on .Net
    technologies and including open source solutions where appropriate.
    Objectively select appropriate technologies based on the business
    priorities and requirements.
    Determines rapid application development efforts vs. standard
    development efforts.
    Rapid identification of risk or issues and corresponding remedial
    actions; works closely with Project Analysts to ensure successful
    delivery of development projects.
    Accurately and timely estimate work effort and developer resource
    Develops relevant documents and presents project implementation
    Appropriately and effectively communicates project status to all
    necessary parties.
    Actively utilizes project and time management skills to complete
    projects within specified timeframes.
    Adheres to strict change control management and ensures team is
    compliant with change control at all times.
    Ensures that appropriate steps are taken to maintain production
    environment stability.
    Partners with the Business Analyst Team Leader and Database
    Administration Team Leader to ensuring that the leadership vision is
    Also partners with the Business Analyst Team Leader and Database
    Administration Team Leader to ensure that processes are continuously
    adhered to and evaluated.
    Builds relationships with other field IT sites and leads efforts for
    field best practices for distributed development.
    Builds and fosters relationships with corporate IT.


    Employees and Management Team of Cox Communications, Arizona
    IT & IS team members.
    IT department at Cox Corporate office.
    Equipment & software vendors.

    Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Information
    Systems or Business Administration, or related field or equivalent
    work experience.

    Five plus years work; directly-related work experience.
    Five plus years experience in data system implementation and trouble-
    shooting work experience with billing systems and adjacent data
    MS Office Suite Proficiency (including Microsoft Project)
    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server
    Advanced knowledge of ASP.Net
    Intermediate knowledge of Reporting Services
    Intermediate knowledge of Dell PowerEdge Servers.
    Basic knowledge of TCP/IP.

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    Ability to effective lead a team.
    Ability to communicate effectively.
    Problem Solving ability.
    Ability to manage several tasks concurrently.


    Customer Focus.
    Ability to work in a team environment.
    Ability to meet deadlines.

    To apply for this position, please go to and click the
    career link at the bottom of the page. From there, follow the link to
    search jobs as an external candidate. Select the advanced search
    link, then enter the posting number ID "19752" in the appropriate
    field and click search. From there you will be able to view the job
    description as well as have the opportunity to fill out a profile and
    upload your resume.

    Cox Communications Inc. is a multi-service broadband communications
    company with approximately 6.6 million total customers, including
    approximately 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. The nation's third-
    largest cable television provider, Cox offers both analog cable
    television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video
    service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of
    other communications and entertainment services, including local and
    long-distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand, high-
    speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand, and
    commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local
    cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services
    are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming
    networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox
    Communications can be accessed on the Internet at

    Cox Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity
    Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of
    talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Please note those
    individuals submitting resumes online or by mailing a resume are not
    considered an applicant for employment until a signed employment
    application form is completed, usually at the time of interview.
    khristine.anderson, Apr 3, 2007
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  2. khristine.anderson

    Lew Guest

    Khristine, do you read the responses we provide to your posts?
    Lew, Apr 4, 2007
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