Vice President of IT

  • LoanMe
  • Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description



We are seeking a strong technical, business oriented, VP of IT to join our team! You will be leading the continuous development of our business application systems in cloud infrastructure platforms. You will lead application systems production support and the development, configurations, and modifications of enterprise application systems. This role includes responsibility for providing oversight in the implementation and maintenance of business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful delivery of business needs. You will successfully engage with business departments and IT teams, third party service providers and affiliates, to achieve results that drive growth, enable productivity, and deliver innovative solutions for business value.

We are an Agile development methodology IT shop with minimal administrative overhead and structure. Reporting to the CIO, this is an opportunity for an experienced hands-on professional to work closely with cross-area IT and business teams and engage in all aspects of technology development and operations. This role serves as the CIO back up, and the selected candidate will be qualified to be the CIO replacement. If you are seeking additional career momentum while leveraging your skills, this is a unique opportunity.

We offer a competitive benefit package including:

* Medical, Dental and Vision coverage-100% Employee cost paid for by LoanMe.

* 401K with generous employer match.

* Equity participation as part of compensation.

S/he must have experience in a senior management role within IT, responsible for a mix of strategic, tactical and service responsibilities within a fast paced and dynamic environment. This management role utilizes creative ingenuity and forward thinking to help innovate and define solutions while also prioritizing foundational projects to ensure rapid deployments, systems scalability and sustainability.

Responsible for delivering high quality business enabling systems while ensuring day-to-day business production systems operations, you effectively work with IT teams to prioritize projects and handle production issues promptly. Manages diverse projects and multiple cross-area priorities (new development projects, maintenance and system enhancements). Develops/enhances systems controls and identify opportunities for process improvement to ensure high performance systems operations.

Coaches and mentors IT personnel for continuous improvement, action oriented elimination of blockers, monitors performance and establishes personnel development plans to achieve highest level of performance.

Provides input to business objectives, and drives the necessary steps (e.g. projects, change management, post project evaluation) to go from conception/inception to realization of business benefits.

Manages vendors/contractors, third party interfaces and affiliates. Effectively plans for deliverables and monitors plans and quality. Ensures performance metrics and contract terms/ deliverables are met. Manages vendor relationships and fosters a seamless operations model. Effectively negotiates contract development and renewals.

Demonstrates leadership, builds partnerships and communicates in a way that is motivating, optimistic and pragmatic, operates with high integrity and promotes effective team interaction and accountability.

Manages a team of software developers and other IT functions in the development, configuration and modification of our enterprise application solutions from design, development and testing, through implementations and production support. Collaborates with all IT functions and management to ensure high-quality implementations.

  • Creates an environment of accountability for teams by setting clear goals in quality coding and bug-free releases. Coach and develop team members with continuous improvement goals. Leads change and manages conflicts while fostering team collaboration. Leads by example pursuing continuous improvement and quality.

Ensures compliance with industry standard development methodologies, regulatory compliance requirements and internal Policies. Develops and contributes to IT Policies, Procedures and Controls. Ensures application systems meet information security standards and comply with regulations. Contributes to, establishes, and implements appropriate IT governance policies, processes, procedures and standards in conjunction with regulatory or business affiliate requirements.

Contributes to long-range planning for the IT Division and with Business Management. Develops forecasts for budgets and financial decisions; manages IT expenditures and monitors ongoing expense forecasts to actuals. Builds resource plans and organization structures.

  • Facilitates/leads the evaluation of products, vendors, and technologies in alignment with business objectives, develops recommendations including implementation and long-term cost and resource requirements.

Ensures data and reporting integrity across system(s) and data repositories, through building of cross-functional knowledge and appropriate project planning for data pipelines and data warehousing needs.

    • Experience managing complex business applications, 24/7/365 with time sensitive decision processes and third party interfaces. Critical decision-making skills and action plans to address issues affecting business operations.
    • Hands-on management of development teams, including full-stack architecture and concepts (multiple front-end and back-end interfaces and processes). Ability to execute the activities involved in conceptualizing, defining architecture, designing and implementing customer-centric business application systems.
    • Experience in development of customized Salesforce applications; systems in cloud services platforms. Capable of APEX code review and ensuring best practices highly desired.
    • Experience and knowledge working in broad technical domains (i.e., hardware, infrastructure, and software). Knowledge of infrastructure management with experience.
    • Experience in process and controls for software and data integrity, systems controls and interfaces meets and/or surpasses all regulatory, compliance, security, and privacy policy requirements.
    • Experience and understanding of the complete SDLC with emphasis on Agile, TDD and SCM.
    • Excellent communication skills, concise and clear written and verbal communications. Strong influence and working relationships skills, ability to communicate abstract design or technical concepts in business terms.
    • Effective negotiator and creative problem solver.
    • Successful history of building and maintaining effective relationships with resources, partners, IT and business colleagues and leaders with fierce accountability for delivering on commitments and partner needs.
      • Demonstrated value of partner engagements by knowing when to engage, who to engage, and how to engage, while keeping inclusion and collaboration at the forefront of your approach.
        • Works independently, as a member of various teams and committees, as well as area of responsibility, to deliver results with minimal supervision, pro-active in communication of status and addresses issues with action plans to meet objectives. Commitment to excellence and high standards.
        • Promotes systems knowledge sharing through IT and operational business processes and systems functions, facilitates the seamless exchange of information.
        • Ability to develop strong and collaborative relationships with people at all levels within different functions.
      • Demonstrated consistency between words and actions. Demonstrates passion for the job, organization, and the company. Open to new approaches and embraces change.
      • Superb presentation, communication, facilitation and influence skills; professional demeanor with confidence to present well thought through recommendations with an understanding of related organizational and business change impacts.
      • Eight to ten years of experience in progressive IT management roles in financial services, direct lending, or similar.
        • 5+ years of management experience with enterprise applications in a fast-paced business environment.
      • Experience and ability to operate at a senior level, interacting with business executives. As a direct report to the CIO, the Sr. IT Applications Manager will act as the CIO in his/her absence.
        • Assists the CIO in leading overall information technology strategic planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing information technology initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technology projects.
        • Demonstrated experience and capacity sufficient to serve as interim successor to the CIO.

    Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related field.


    Salesforce Developer/Administrator Certifications highly desired

    ITIL and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, a plus

    Scrum Master Certification. a plus

    Mastery of Atlassian product. suite a plus

    Information Security Certifications. a plus


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Associated topics: chief executive, chief executive officer, chief information officer, chief technology officer, co founder, director, president, senior director, vice president