Manager Applications in Dakota City, NE at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading a team in the completion of development and/or support activities. This role will plan, coordinate, direct, and design related team activities and/or provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of an IT group. This position is the IT contact for the functional managers of the areas they support. Other responsibilities may include: manage cross functional projects and teams; manage personnel administration of team members assigned to their functional area, i.e. administering or having significant input into Teams reviews; manage indirect resources assigned to project tasks including consulting resources; serve as a central point of contact for the functional managers involved in related business processes; work with end users and business unit managers to support applications and/or projects. Other duties may include: lead the planning, design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems; completion of documentation as directed by the Tyson System Development Lifecycle; provide management with accurate and timely project/team status reports; team quality, timelines, scope, resources, and budgets; designing and/or providing input into the training plans for team members.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other technical area. Equivalent work experience may be acceptable.

Experience: 7+ years of experience in Information Technology or related area with proven leadership and/or management experience.

Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills; extensive knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends; demonstrated experience with Project Tracking tools, i.e., Microsoft Project; experience with Data Governance type projects (Data warehouse integration, MDM, Data quality initiatives) a plus; technical background ETL tools, Data Analysis, Front end Reporting Tools, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Data Mining, Power Point, Word, and Excel.

Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong customer facing skills; strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Special Skills: Experience with the following: large or multiple projects and/or team management; providing constructive feedback to other team members; extensive understanding of business process design and experience with a System Development Lifecycle Methodology; designing or implementing complex solutions; communicating technical solutions to the business; analyzing and interpreting information systems proposals, and evaluating and developing alternative implementation plans; working productively on a cross functional team; extensive problem solving skills; leading cross functional business meetings; strong knowledge of project planning tools and concepts; ability to work with a matrix organizational structure to accomplish stated goals; organizational and planning skills.

Travel: Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be determined by individual project requirements.

Job Requirements

Experience working productively in a cross functional team; advanced knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends such as cloud, agile, mobile, robotics; extensive problem solving skills; experience developing and executing integrated test plans; experience integrating applications across multiple landscapes; possess basic project management capabilities. Experience in leading a team of agile developers working as a scrum master is a plus.