Manager, System Application and Development


Montreal, QC (Canada)

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Information Technologies, the incumbent is accountable to deliver IT business systems according to the Service Level Agreement criteria.
  • Lead a team of application developers to build, enhance, and maintain Velan’s business systems.
  • Supervise, train, and coach/mentor staff as required, ensuring team is meeting or exceeding goals and expectations.
  • Establish project priorities in conjunction with the Director and the business units.
  • Act as a Lead Business Analyst when required.
  • Hire, staff, and manage a skilled team of IT professionals by fostering the development of teamwork and technical skills.
  • Plan and manage all projects requiring application development.
  • Set programming standards and manage the code base.
  • Ensure the quality of our internal applications and certain external applications (issues with daily management, performance, stability of production environment, etc.)
  • Ensure system documentation is sufficient enough to maintain system requirements and define functionality for ongoing training, support, and development.
  • Ensure the scalability of the application systems and the technologies.
  • Ensure sustainable integration with other existing and planned application systems, and a suitable architecture to monitor data quality and report inconsistencies.
  • Research, design, and implement the appropriate technologies to support and improve access to information and end-user productivity.
  • Assist in developing and managing a budget for software, hardware, IT personnel, and external services.
  • Liaise with vendors and service providers to ensure efficient and cost-effective acquisition of technology purchases; oversee warranties and service agreements.
  • Stay informed on new or emerging trends and business solutions and software that provide clear benefits to the organization, business partners, and/or customers
  • Participate in the creation and delivery of business cases for business solutions and software acquisitions.
  • Create status reports as required; present findings to senior management.
  • Plan end-user training as required.
  • Act as an advocate for IT department and its initiatives.
  • Other duties as request.


  • Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience in an IT management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related field of study or equivalent experience, or DEC in IT Operation with more experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in French/English
  • Project Management.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and theories to non-technical audiences.
  • ERP and other enterprise systems (advanced knowledge).
  • Technical platforms, programming languages, information systems and software packages, middleware and communications, DBMS, collaborative portals.
  • Programming concepts, software development cycles, and associated tools and platforms.
  • SQL databases.
  • Familiar with development methodologies (RUP, Agile…).

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