International Paper RADS-SDD-Team Lead in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

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This position is part of the Application Development Services team. The position is responsible for managing the design, development, implementation and support of custom software solutions. They will work in a team environment to recommend and deliver technology enabling business processes. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the current technologies and processes within the Solution Design & Development Team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deep functional and technical knowledge of the .Net development platform

  • Work cohesively with Information Technology resources, business analysts, consultants and business representatives

  • Work with functional teams in order to understand the functional requirements and assist in the creation of solid functional specifications

  • Estimate the time required for designing, building and testing custom programs

  • Provide technical expertise to help formulate a solution to satisfy the functional requirements

  • Develop custom applications which meet the functional requirements

  • Define and document technical specifications for custom developed applications

  • Perform testing to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the solution

  • Follow application and system architecture guidelines

  • Work with team members to ensure the delivered design meets the business requirements

  • Investigate issues in test and production environments and provide resolution recommendations

  • Provide recommendations to the functional teams on how to improve existing and future custom programs

  • Participate and conduct knowledge transfer sessions with other team members

  • Help to plan and determine the best overall implementation approach for solutions spanning across multiple environments

  • Plan and prioritize work and resources across multiple functional teams

  • Provide 24X7 support

  • Work with development managers and peers to: set and maintain development standards, establish and staff virtual teams, and design, build and maintain custom solutions

  • Assign work in such a way to build functional and technical bench strength within the team

Key Challenges:

  • Ability to work under tight/shifting deadlines

  • Participate in multiple projects simultaneously

  • Interacting when required with business group representatives

  • Ability to lead and drive work and small task teams

  • Keeping track of the status of work for multiple resources which help support these functional areas

  • Keeping their team on track and on time while being faced with shifting priorities

  • Working with multiple process team leads/members across differing teams in an effort to keep their team

working on correct priorities

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 8 years hands experience

Functional Skills:

  • Ability to clearly articulate verbal and written requirements between customers and technical resources

  • Demonstrated ability to perform analysis and translate requirements into technical requirements

  • Ability to function in a constantly changing environment

  • Capability to take ownership of a task or problem and drive it to a resolution without supervision

  • Ability to manage a small team to complete specific short term projects or tasks

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to help plan and prioritize work across multiple teams and environments

  • Ability to research and learn new technologies on the fly

  • Be able to effectively handle ambiguity and is a positive role model for implementing change in the organization

Technical Skills:

  • Influence application and technical architecture directions, specifically in the area of Visual Studio.Net design and development

  • Demonstrate leadership and ability to provide quality and timely results in the designing, building, architecture, sustaining, testing, and/or configuring services of application development

  • Be highly skilled in the entire development process (technical analysis, design, development, testing, and implementation)

  • Seek out or create and communicate best practices and processes (examples include architecture, development processes, standards, re-use)

  • Be highly skilled in .Net design and development (C#), including framework 4.0 and higher and Visual Studio 2013 and 2015

  • Knowledge of Entity Framework

  • Knowledge of mobile development, both native iOS and Android and Xamarin

  • Knowledge of VB.Net a plus

  • Oracle database design and development a plus, Oracle 12

  • SQL database design and development a plus, SQL 2008, 2012, 2014

  • Thorough knowledge of Team Foundation Server, TFS

  • Continually improve technical skills and be knowledgeable of cutting edge technology and what others are doing in the field


Communication, Dealing with ambiguity, Accountability, Action Oriented , Perseverance, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Functional / Technical Skills, Peer Relationships, Problem Solving, Technical Learning, Time Management, Informing, Learning on the Fly, Listening, Composure, Dealing with Ambiguity, Motivating Others, Organizing, Priority Setting

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.