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- BY Nicole Pelette
Values, Vision, and Purpose
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.
The Director of Software Development is a member of the Information Technology Leadership Team. The Director will be responsible for management of resources in support of any and all software development projects. The Director will work with Project Leads and team members to schedule code and design reviews for all assigned projects. The Director will ensure that all software development standards, policies and processes are in place and enforced. The Director will seek to provide leadership to deepen and broaden the expertise of the Software Development team as well as its respective team members.
Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Provide leadership to the Software Development team and its respective team members (75%).
Provide leadership and expertise in all areas of the software development life cycle (15%).
Represent the Software Development Team on the Information Technology Leadership Team (10%).
Represent the Software Development Team’s challenges and opportunities within the broader Information Technology Team.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: Requires a four-year degree in a related field, at least four years’ experience managing technical staff, and at least seven years of experience in IT or information management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supervisor Responsibilities: Directly supervises staff. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, etc.
Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.