Applications development directors for IT (information technology)/information systems are high-level managers that design and oversee IT projects that the organization will use to improve operations; they may also develop these applications for outside sales. The development director coordinates all team leads on the development project, as well as sets measurable goals and deadlines for these teams and stays in contact with team leads to ensure the project proceeds on schedule. These projects may be as diverse as developing a new intranet for company use and developing new reporting and assessment tools to be shared across departments and teams. The director is often responsible for continuing to improve applications that help maintain and improve the security of sensitive organizational emails.
Applications Development Director, IT / Information Systems Tasks
Manage departmental budget, create forecasts, and react to emergent conditions.
Drive documentation of application and market objectives for reports to internal groups.
Manage application development teams from initial inception of ideas to working with sales on the product.
Seek, hire, and retain a strong, collaborative team of application development experts.