Director, Enterprise Applications
Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (NYSE: SPCE), recognizes
that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining
life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use
of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our
understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human
ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to
look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the
borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From
space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than
“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer
twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody
— and change the world for good.” Sir Richard Branson,
Founder, Virgin Galactic
If you are
looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion
for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally
creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen -
Virgin Galactic is currently seeking a highly skilled Director,
Enterprise Applications to join the IT leadership team and help
lead the evolution and optimization of applications within the
company. As a member of the IT leadership team, reporting
directly to the Chief Information Office, the Director, Enterprise
Applications will enhance and oversee global application
development, testing & support, including data integration across a
diverse and decentralized computing environment. This role will be
responsible for planning, development & delivery of business
solutions for the enterprise. Working closely with Enterprise
Architects, the role will maintain strong functional business
knowledge and will be proficient with business process
re-engineering and large-scale ERP/CRM/PLM/PDM initiatives.
The successful candidate will be someone who can thrive in a
fast-paced environment. They will maintain robust development
processes and ensure that Enterprise Applications projects &
portfolios are defined, tracked, and communicated in a consistent
and effective manner, incorporating effective release, change and
risk management controls. They will be responsible for the
end-to-end service delivery model.
The ideal candidate will have strong solutions, application,
development and project/portfolio management experience and a good
understanding of technical infrastructure. The right candidate will
have a track-record of leading complex initiatives, ability to
navigate strategic and tactical challenges, strong business acumen,
and capacity to lead several key initiatives in parallel working
with large extended and cross functional teams.
Provide leadership to a development and support team consisting of
in house and outsourced teams and individual
Build and manage relationships with senior leaders within the IT
organization and the business functional teams.
Create IT and business cross-functional teams optimized for
successful delivery of programs.
Build and execute system roadmaps to support corporate strategy and
Work with Enterprise Architects, and process leaders in the
business to prioritize user/functional requirements into actionable
Research existing systems and procedures and make changes to
improve quality and stability of legacy applications and
Support the design, development and delivery of ERP, CRM, PLM, PDM
and other enterprise system initiatives (e.g., Quality) to
translate requirements & objectives into effective functional
Drive architectural change to support application migration to
cloud technologies, where applicable and introduce automation and
orchestration of manual process to improve efficiency
Continuously improve and streamline development and application
support processes and ensure robust quality assurance
Work with Customer Service, Information Security, and
Infrastructure & Operations teams to ensure seamless and rapid
response and resolution of application related service support
Identify gaps & issues in technical requirements, processes, or
projects, and actively address in collaboration with the business
solutions and project delivery teams.
Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and
procedures require change, or where new ones need to be
Manage the Enterprise Applications Development and Support budget
and provide input in the administration of related operating and
project related budgets.
Write reports, documents, and presents analyses, project status,
risks, and issues.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information
systems, business management or a related field, or equivalent work
Minimum ten years of Software and Application Development
experience in a leadership role with a proven track record of
developing enterprise grade web-based applications
Proven experience with software development project methodologies
(SDLC, Agile, PMP, Scrum) and ideally proven DevOps/CI CD
Proven experience in large ERP deployments, and preferably deep
expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite and leading Microsoft
development stacks (MS SQL, VSTS, TFS, ASP.NET)
5+ years of work within complex manufacturing and high-technology
business processes and deep understanding or ERP & CRM business
Experience in Aerospace and Defense industries in a
Proven experience in Microsoft Cloud services and related cloud
The ability to motivate, inspire, counsel, and facilitate
individuals and teams to take responsibility and accountability for
A blend of business, technical, financial, analytical, and
Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
Excellent critical/structured analysis, strategic planning, and
project execution skills
Team player with a passion for building relationships and providing
Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to make
effective decisions while working through complex
Must be able to utilize and effectively communicate functional and
technical components of an initiative to applicable parties both
verbally and through documentation.
Attention to detail, good analytical and problem-solving skills and
critical thinking are essential.
Ability to recognize and implement improved efficiencies and
Able to mediate issues between users, team members or other
personnel and subordinates.
Able to mentor others as needed.
Capable of being a self-starter/motivator and having a proactive,
agile and strategic mindset are a must.
Able to cope with adversity and handle urgent system issues under
Able to define activity roadmaps considering limited and scarce
Able to embrace and adapt to change while demonstrating flexibility
and the ability to develop and follow new processes.
confirm to U.S. Government space technology export
regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent
resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22
CFR§120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from
the U.S. Department of State.
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with
Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and
qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race,
color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status,
disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental
or physical disability or any other legally protected
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