University of Texas Rio Grande Valley APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

Responsible for the management, design, development and implementation of software applications following the full systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Defines and manages resource requirements and allocations, monitors and improves quality, and ensures best practice development techniques.

Description of Duties

  • Partners with business and technology leadership to define, prioritize and achieve strategic objectives related to approval of application development projects and platforms.

  • Identifies opportunities to deliver business value through business process improvement, organizational change and/or technology integration.

  • Analyzes project risks, costs, and benefits and make relevant recommendations to business and technology leadership team.

  • Manage end to end application scoping, sizing, estimating, analyzing cross-impacts, planning, development, implementation and post-implementation maintenance and support.

  • Directs development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices.

  • Participates in budgeting and capital equipment processes and quality improvement activities for the department.

  • Implements best practices to ensure that all core IT functions are fully documented, supportable, and in compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Ensures systems are kept at current software levels and evaluate the costs/benefits of upgrades for applications.

  • Coordinates the activities for application development, formal functional and performance testing, change and release management.

  • Review technical and business processes, standards and procedures making recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Regularly communicates the status of application development to all impacted stakeholders, set expectations and manage team members.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related field.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of relevant work experience in software development with technologies in use at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Must have experience in procedural and object-oriented languages (such as Coldfusion, .NET, Java, SQL), web programming tools and version control software. Knowledge of relational database design concepts, data models and SQL scripting. Understanding of internet security issues like firewall, SSL encryption, secure coding and authentication (LDAP). Knowledge of design, coding, testing and debugging skills. Excellent analytical, decision making, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Experience with project management.

Preferred Experience

Experience using MVC frameworks, ANT, Maven, Spring, Liferay. Led the design and development of enterprise software applications, including front-end design, application server and database design.


Proficiency and demonstrated experience with modern web technologies, web standards, HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, XSLT, Javascript, AJAX, .NET, JAVA, version control, cloud systems. General understanding of HTTP, web services architecture(REST, JSON), APIs, SDKs, web servers (IIS, Apache, Tomcat) on various operating systems, content management systems and portals.


Ability to work some weekends and/or evenings as required. Occasional travel is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills with both non-technical and technical users. Detail oriented, self-motivated and ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects within deadlines and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2988


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: IT Technical Services

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: Specific supervision from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: May supervise assigned staff.

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Working Conditions: Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Indoor office environment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 12/01/2017

Grant Funded Position: No