Manager, Software Development (Business Applications)

Posted 2 weeks ago

On behalf of our client in Montreal, a large biotechnology company, Progression3 is in search of a Manager, Software Development (Business Applications) for a permanent role.


  • Oversees and directs the day-to-day activities of the business applications department, ensuring that systems, services, and projects work reliably and securely.
  • Lead teams that develop, implement, and maintain the ERP Operations environment.
  • Respond to escalated requests and monitor system stability and performance.
  • Work closely with project managers, business analysts, solution architects and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of technical integration solutions.
  • This position requires collaborative internal/external consensus skills with proven results- oriented leader with experience in assigning, prioritizing, and delegating the work of integration development team in a fast-paced work environment.


  • Manage and execute software development projects/ enhancements from beginning to finish
  • Establish system-specific Service Level Agreements and monitoring
  • Assure users are provided efficient and timely emergency support on a 24/7 basis
  • Assess system performance and provide recommendations
  • Develop daily, weekly and monthly reports on team’s performance
  • Liaise with Project Manager team for project planning and implementation status updates
  • Responsibility to mentor Business Applications Staff
  • Isolate problem trends and ensure that troubleshooting efforts are completed for recurring problems until permanent solutions are found
  • Provide leadership by projecting a positive attitude, and providing learning incentives
  • Develop and publish ERP policies and procedures
  • Contribute to ERP budget planning and vendor management
  • Potential travel 5-10%

Work Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience as a Software Development Manager with a focus on business applications
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant field
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • ERP experience (SAP, MicroSoft, Oracle or other major ERP) an advantage
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Good grasp of DevOps concepts
  • Experience in the development of IT project costs, risks and ROI assessments.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to influence, persuade and initiate change.
  • Ability to set priorities and to perform tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive background in a collaborative, team-run environment.
  • Good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Agile methodology experiences an advantage
  • Takes ownership, initiative, and prioritizes effectively to achieve business goals
  • Knowledge of DevExpress Component;
  • Strong knowledge of COBOL an advantage
  • Some knowledge of Web Services, T-SQL, C#, VB .NET, Visual Studio, Synergy DBL, ASP .NET,
  • Nice to have: Some Javascript framework experience (vue.js/reac/angular)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $115,000.00-$125,000.00 per year

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