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Director of Application Services

DevOps Application, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) of DevOps, the Director of Application Services plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the strategic direction and operational efficiency of the institution’s application ecosystem and leads the Enterprise, Core, Web, and Rapid applications teams as well as the Database Administration and Enterprise Process and Content Services teams.


This position oversees the design, development, implementation, integration, and maintenance of diverse application systems and ensures seamless functionality across academic and administrative departments.


This position may require occasional evening, weekend, and holiday hours.


Essential Functions        

Leads strategic analysis, decision making, and communication to the AVP of DevOps.
Defines architecture, development, and document standards.
Works with business analysts, project teams, and other IT members to ensure a consistent technical vision across DevOps Apps.
Collaborates with leadership and business partners on process analyses, strategic planning initiatives, and programs to align with the overall IT and University strategic goals and business initiatives.
Ensures team awareness of and familiarity with industry standards and reviews deliverables to ensure they meet expectations and are consistent with IT standards.
Identifies areas of improvement in client’s business models and decision-making frameworks and integrates new business processes and application designs based on project and industry experience.
Oversees management and administration of enterprise application systems, core application systems, Web and Rapid Application Development systems and programs, database administration, workflow applications, and digital transformation strategies.
Provides oversight and guidance on the implementation of complex technical projects, such as system migrations, upgrades, or integrations, ensuring alignment with university objectives and timelines.
Monitors and evaluates emerging technologies, tools, and methodologies in application development, deployment, and management, recommending adoption strategies and investment priorities to senior leadership.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Provides strategic leadership and supervises others who supervise. Responsible for hiring, training, developing, managing performance, administering corrective action, makes compensation decisions and for managing strategic views at a high level.


Additional Functions      

Facilitates knowledge-sharing sessions, workshops, and training programs to empower staff members with the skills, tools, and techniques needed to succeed in their roles and advance their careers.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in technology or a related technical discipline.
Minimum of 7 years leading IT application development with progressively increasing management responsibilities.
Minimum of 3 years managing technical staff.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Knowledge of enterprise-level information technology systems (including ERP, CRM), cloud computing models, information technology audit and information security procedures, business processes, various operating systems.
Superior communication skills.
Excellent presentation, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to plan, coordinate, implement, and maintain complex activities.
Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues and propose effective solutions.
Working knowledge Google Suite, MS Office Suite (Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio), TeamDynamix
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in business, management, or technology.
Significant experience in an application development solutions provider environment.
Strong understanding of technical, business, and cultural environment of higher education in general and Fordham in particular.
Familiarity with the OWASP top ten.
Offensive or defensive security certifications.
Hands-on experience managing large websites with a distributed authoring base.
Experience with User Portals, UI/UX design.
Knowledge of federated authentication frameworks.
Familiarity with physical security systems.

Minimum Starting Salary: $132,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $165,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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