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Dir. of Business Technology

System One
Topeka, KS
  • Expired: October 22, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

System One is seeking a Director of Business Technology for a full-time/permanent opportunity with a large financial company in Topeka, KS.

Location: Onsite in Topeka, KS - (Local applicants only please)

Job Summary:

Oversees Information Technology software development, including (1) development and delivery of software applications/systems within an Agile software development environment; (2) directing alignment of software architecture, data architecture, and shared services including test automation to meet the strategic needs; (3) establishing best practices to guide business technology and architectural staff with design, development, configuration, integration, deployment and maintenance of IT supported software applications or systems; and (4) effectively manage within the framework of policies and procedures, with accountability for all business technology. The Director of Business Technology is responsible for staff development of business technology and architectural staff to ensure ongoing skill development.


+ Provide leadership and supervision to direct reports to ensure all software development, shared services, and architectural initiatives comply with the standards established by the, meet user expectations and remain consistent with the strategic objectives.

+ Provide leadership and direction for implementation of data management strategies which support enablement of technologies for self-service data analytics.

+ Review and analyze existing application effectiveness and efficiency and develop strategies to improve or leverage these systems.

+ Recruit, develop, retain, and organize business technology, shared services, and architecture staff for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in accordance with strategic and budgetary objectives and personnel policies. Mentor and develop direct reports. Provide leadership to direct reports in a manner that supports the mission, values and culture.

+ Work closely with the Director of PMO, IT Agile Process Manager, Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Director of Information Security, and Director of IT Governance to ensure a cohesive culture, efficient and effective processes in regard to project planning, estimating, developing, testing, production delivery, monitoring and strong compliance with regulations and policies.

+ Assist in the development and implementation of IT strategic plan, policies and procedures.

+ Monitor and report on department initiatives, activities and related issues.

+ Perform other duties as assigned.


+ Establish department goals, objectives and operating procedures consistent with the strategic objectives.

+ Provide direction and guidance in business technology best practices, design, development, configuration, integration, automated testing, deployment and maintenance of information and software systems, including data management infrastructure and technologies.

+ Ensure each project's technical solution meets business requirements, architectural objectives and business goals.

+ Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.

+ Provide strategic input on future direction of applications and information technology.

+ Assist with feasibility analysis for software and system products under consideration for purchase or in-house development.

+ Assist with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of application deployment procedures and processes.

+ Provide direction for production support and troubleshooting on all systems.

+ Provide oversight and reports to senior management on department issues related to staffing, projects, operational activities and support, vendor management and technology budget status.

+ Protect business records created or used in business processes to ensure availability, confidentiality, integrity; and the retention and destruction as specified by relevant policies.

+ Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to solve problems, memory for details, ability to prioritize, and ability to maintain concentrated mental and visual attention for sustained periods.

+ Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by taking actions that are consistent with DEI program. Provides reporting to the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), as needed, as well as partners with OMWI to implement effective policies and procedures that incorporate DEI into business activities.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience: Senior level of competency with at least 10 years of similar or related professional experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job.

Other Skills:

+ Minimum of ten years of continuous IT and business work experience, including experience managing multiple, medium to large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

+ Combination of 8+ years of hands-on development experience in a full-life cycle software development organization.

+ Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development and implementation of software solutions.

+ Advanced understanding of database design, programming concepts, and web development is required.

+ Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

+ Prefer two or more years' experience with Agile development methodologies.

+ Must be able to work and travel independently and use general office equipment.

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joule, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan. System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

System One


Topeka, KS
66625 USA



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