Project Leader
at Carrols Corporation

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

Job Description

Responsible for leading application development activity in a specific business area by delivering all components of the Systems Development Life Cycle with maximum self-direction and supervision of assigned staff members. Assigned project scope can encompasses multiple departments in the company and the inter-relation of functions within the specific business area and interfaces to related applications. The Project Leader must maintain a very high degree of technical skills in the languages and tools used within the department while coordinating development activities and providing personal administration to assigned staff members. A thorough understanding of the business area processes including internal controls is required to allow opportunity to make recommendations for improvement in quality and efficiency. Lead efforts to apply existing or emerging technologies as well as purchased software solutions to critical business needs.

  • Plan, coordinate and implement projects within the assigned business area using effective project management techniques to implement business systems accurately that meet user needs. Monitor project progress, prioritize tasks, obtain appropriate task authorizations, publish formal progress reports and direct resources in support of the I/S project. Participate in recruitment and evaluation of potential direct hires candidates or supplemental consulting resources.
  • May conduct feasibility studies, including gathering facts, reviewing package software, analyzing data, and preparing project overview that compares alternatives in terms of cost, time, availability of equipment and personnel. Also recommends course of action.
  • Implement projects accurately, on time, within budget involving interrelation of multiple business functions and related areas. This encompasses a number of skills in Information systems including user interaction, problem solving, systems analysis, preparing technical/functional specifications and estimates, developing alternatives and recommending solutions to business requirements relating to purchased software, newly developed systems or maintenance of existing systems.
  • Maintain effective personnel administration through face-to-face communication with subordinates, proper performance appraisal techniques, objective setting, salary administration, team building and motivation skills.
  • Exercise General Computer Control policies required by Sarbanes Oxley.
  • To maintain a working knowledge and understanding of basic and advanced Systems development skills in the following areas to ensure the effective implementation of systems:
  • Program logic development
  • Problem solving
  • Application security
  • Programming languages, query tools, report writers
  • Data modeling
  • Development on PC, Mid-Range, Web or client server technology.
  • File structures (hierarchical, sequential, relational, other)
  • Testing plans for development of a unit, system integration, and parallel phases
  • Testing tools available within the selected development technology
  • Coordinate the application of third party package upgrades and fixes
  • May be responsible for establishing Systems Development practices and procedures
  • Exercise effective judgment in the application of the Systems Development Life Cycle by selecting the steps applicable to the delivery of the business requirement ensuring an effective design and quality results.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the business functions within the assigned applications such as Payroll, Manufacturing, and Marketing to ensure a clear understanding of the work flow and business requirements in order to deliver appropriate solutions.
  • Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of the disaster recovery process
  • Keep Supervision and other concerned individuals informed of assignment status by initiating face to face communication and written status reports.
  • To mentor and develop other team members by serving as a base of technical and/or functional knowledge to aid in the development of personnel within the Information Systems Department
  • Weekend, holiday and night time support may be required to implement changes when users are not using the systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive company material and information.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as assigned.

The following is a list of the education, experience and skills that would lead to a successful candidate:

  • Four-year degree in related field required.
  • Associate Degree and professional experience equivalent required.
  • Ten or more years of Application Development experience required.
  • Business systems knowledge including retail, accounting, human resources/payroll, point of sale and distribution required.
  • Project Management skills required.
  • Application development on PC, mid-range, WEB, or client server platforms required.
  • Appropriate training in Systems Development Life Cycle required.
  • Desired Skills: MS Office Suite, PeopleSoft Finance or HCM Enterprise experience (HR, Payroll, and Base Benefits) v9.1 or later. People Tools, Security, Component Interface and integrated development tools, SQL, SQR, relational Data Base with Oracle as primary including storing procedures, exposure to web based development.
  • Desired Skills: Knowledge of PeopleSoft ePerformance module, knowledge of PeopleTools workflow, MS SSRS, SQL Server D/B and stored procedures, MS Visual Studio and .Net Development.
  • Experience with other Finance or HR/Benefits/Payroll software suites will be considered.Must have the ability to organize and present material in a manner to gain agreement or acceptance including a group setting.
  • Must have the ability to create, be creative and develop ideas and projects.
  • Must be able to interact with functional users, IS professionals, Senior Management and vendors.

Carrols offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to:

Attn: Kelly Dickter

Director of Corporate Human Resources

968 James Street

Syracuse, New York 13203

Fax: 315-479-8018

Equal Opportunity Employer

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