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Manager Information System Development 1

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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11190: Manager Information System Development 1 


Job Description

The Information Technology department seeks a new Manager with broad potential to aid the department in an Application Development managerial role.  This manager brings strong technical skills combined with strengths in project and team management to complement their peers and produce the strongest possible IT Management Team.  This position is responsible for managing an IT team through the full System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for projects both simple and complex.  This manager will be responsible for delivery of these development projects according to a defined plan, schedule and budget using formal SDLC, project management and architectural guidelines.  This manager will also be responsible for enhancing and supporting existing systems which may include mission critical systems that will have stringent high availability and disaster recovery requirements.  These systems may be implemented using different platforms, architectures and technologies. This manager will have direct supervisory responsibilities for a team of 20 – 25 employees and contract staff and outsourced projects.  This manager will report to a Director, Information Technology.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain close liaison with assigned business areas to identify system needs, capture specifications, deliver systems that meet agreed upon requirements
  • Review functional and non-functional requirements for new systems or enhancements of existing systems to ensure quality
  • Organize, staff, and manage multiple projects and teams to develop new systems and to enhance and maintain existing systems
  • Assess and review hardware or software designs to ensure requirements are being met and soundness of the technical solution
  • Critically review development plans for practicality and viability and control project scope, budget and timeline


Skills Required:

  • Strong business process analysis, requirements gathering, technical design and systems development skills
  • Thorough understanding of system/software development and software engineering methodologies
  • Proven leadership skills necessary to supervise and direct the performance of the assigned team
  • Proven problem solving, project management and planning skills
  • Proficient in the development and maintenance of project plans using MS Project and in the use of other productivity and communications tools (MS Office)
  • Experience in systems integration and in working with vendors
  • Strong communication skills


Experience and Education:

  • At least 5 years hands-on experience in hands-on application development, support or technical infrastructure operations
  • Experience in leading small to medium sized teams (5 – 10 people) and/or complex programs
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems effectively
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics is preferred

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of  coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta