JD Edwards Development Manager - Implementation, Enhancement

Location: Duluth, MN
Date Posted: 11-03-2017
Employment Type:  Full Time Perm - US Citizen or Green Card

  • Lead and direct the work of a group of JDE developers in the implementation, enhancement, maintenance and support of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system at our client, this includes the current implementation of Financials, Procurement, and Capital Asset Management; as well as the active implementation projects for Sales Order Management, Agreement Management, Advanced Pricing, and Mobile Applications
  • Hands on guidance and direction on technical development work, including interfaces to other client systems, set priorities, and provide communication and interface to the user community and other IT teams in concert with the Director, JDE & Enterprise Systems
Required Skills and Experience
  • Lead and direct the day-to-day activities of the developers in supporting the JD Edwards software and its interfaces to other client systems on various platforms.
  • Provide JD Edwards development and configuration services as required using the JD Edwards developer toolkit and related technologies.
  • Conduct the performance management process with each individual team member, set goals for the upcoming year, evaluate and coach employee performance against those goals.
  • Provide regular status updates to the IT Director, JDE & Enterprise Systems regarding team workload, project status, priorities, and issues/roadblocks needing resolution.
  • Provide guidance on development best practices, standards, and procedures.  Establish these standards where they are lacking.
  • Implement/maintain a QA review process of new and changed code in the unit test phase of program changes.  This process may consist of peer review or similar techniques.
  • Approve JDE Production promotions as required and as delegated to by Director, JDE & Enterprise Systems.  Evaluate changes for cross-systems impact.  Ensure adequate testing has been performed.
  • Perform requirements analysis and systems analysis and design work, creating appropriate documentation for use in estimating and specifying project work. 
  • Review and approve specifications for JD Edwards enhancements / changes.
  • Develop or modify JD Edwards and interface programs as required and dictated by project resources and schedules.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the usage of JD Edwards to the user community and work with other IT leadership to present and prioritize those ideas.
  • Provide effort estimates based on understanding of user requirements for changes or enhancements to the JD Edwards system and related interfaces.  Provide evaluation of feasibility of user requests.  Where required, recommend a project charter be written by the requestor.
  • For maintenance, support and small enhancements, provide day-to-day prioritization and guidance to personnel bearing in mind longer-term strategies and system maintainability.
  • Communicate regularly with the user community, working with the Director, JDE & Enterprise Systems to set priorities, communicate status, document issues, and manage expectations.
  • Develop JD Edwards technical and functional skills training for the IT individuals on the team, and conduct the training or find the training from third parties.
  • Ensure that the team provides high level and responsive support to the JDE Support team.  Monitor the help desk system to ensure that cases assigned to the team are addressed in a timely manner.  Make provisions for supporting special off-hours projects from time-to-time, such as when financial restatements of prior periods are done and end-users may need technical support
  • Supervise 6 plus direct reports, including full time employees and both onshore and offshore consultants
  • Ability to lead others in technical disciplines by determining priorities, providing coaching and mentoring, and providing constructive feedback.
  • Effective communication skills throughout the organization from end-users through senior level management.  Ability to present complex concepts clearly in easily understood terms.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with end users, senior management, and within IT in a matrixed-resource environment.
  • Team-oriented individual able to effectively build a team and also effective as team member in various situations as circumstances dictate.
  • Troubleshooting skills to effectively isolate application issues vs. other issues, and provide initial troubleshooting on JD Edwards application functionality issues with the user community and other IT teams supporting JD Edwards.
  • Strong knowledge of JD Edwards applications functionality, with a focus on Financials, Order to Cash, and Procure to Pay processes.
  • Strong development and design skills with the ability to transform user requirements to program specifications and to communicate effectively with end users throughout the process.
  • Project leadership experience in the areas of functional design, technical design, and technical development.
  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft SQL database utilities.
  • Coordinate technical architecture changes with the CNC team to ensure cross functional testing and knowledge of system impact
  • Provide guidance and planning for application and tools release upgrades
  • Ability to prioritize workload across the team, handle multiple large scale projects, and adhere to project schedules.
  • Ability to create and modify programs in the JD Edwards OMW development toolkit.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
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