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Manager Application Development


Riverside, NJ, US, 8075

Information Technology

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards.

It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.


Manage the activities of the development staff in the distribution of project initiatives, including forecasting, time tracking, vacation planning, goal setting, employee evaluation and career development. Manage a team of resources to ensure consistency, compliance, and standardization. Responsible for the effective and accurate operation of the system. This will include responding to business user questions and requests as well as using developer and testing resources to maintain the system. Responsible for understanding system requirements, tasking and estimating features, and following work management life-cycle processes such as keeping work items current in TFS and Service Now. Create technical documentation including approach documents, impact analysis, and physical and conceptual topology and component diagrams. Understand version control, small check-ins, labeling, versioning and deployment best practices for both source code and database deployments. Allocate and track resource hours in Clarity. Report team quality and velocity using metrics established in TFS. Align team strengths and weaknesses with overall development plan. Participate in demand planning to build short and long-term project plans (forecasts) and roadmaps. Monitor and report project and support progress, problems and solutions in a timely manner. Follow through to ensure dollars and time estimates are realized within planned limits. Create, execute, and maintain multi-tier staff support plans for during and after business hours. Effectively communicate to department management and business sponsors the status of projects and issues as they relate to the development process. Provide clear, consistent, regular communication with all project stakeholders at all levels, including presentations to senior management, creating agendas and meeting minutes. Provide guidance and assistance to the applications users and support teams on all aspects of application deployment, training and support, including: installation, configuration, first and second tier support. Identify and resolve project issues, including issue tracking and escalation. Actively participate in applications planning/strategy meetings and provides input on the most appropriate and effective use of applications.

Must have a Master’s Degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Engineering or Information Technology. Must have 2 years of experience managing application development. Will accept a Bachelor’s Degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Engineering or Information Technology and five years of experience managing application development in lieu of Master’s Degree and two years of experience. The required experience must include experience with managing, motivating, and setting policies for technical staff; reporting metrics for velocity and quality of team; design patterns and best practices; OO programming; software design patterns; systems analysis, programming, project implementations and technical management; SQL Server; developing Web applications using Visual Studio, ASP.NET, MVC, C#, SML, AJAX, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, and CSS; and book publishing domain.


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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