Team Manager

Highmark   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago

Manages activities of various IT personnel. Makes decisions on personnel actions (promotions, hiring, terminations, etc.) Develops talent, Addresses resource management, cultivates capabilities of staff, planning and coordination of work, and managing performance. Responsible for the oversight of the daily operations. Controls expenses within the operating unit and is responsible for meeting budget goals. Actively involved in the coordination, implementation, problem solving, communication, and training of new technologies and processes, as they are developed and moved into the environment.


1. Provides subject-matter direction and guidance to lower-level staff
• Trains, develops, and mentors staff
• Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work
• Provides technical leadership in first-line resolution of complex technical problems

2. Provides Staff Management oversight
• Hires, promotes, separates or makes recommendations regarding same
• Conducts performance reviews and assesses, manages performance
• Engages in skills assessments and promotes professional development of staff
• Assigns tasks, schedules work and establishes priorities

3. Adheres to Departmental budgeting and fiscal responsibilities
• Oversees process for recording hours
• Schedules work and assignments to maximize appropriate use of resources
Optimizes the utilization of resources by applying appropriate concepts, technologies and workflows

4. Provides deep expertise in assigning and overseeing work of staff. Visualizes, articulates, and solves moderately complex problems/issues
• Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization
• Connects strategy to employee’s job responsibility
• Participates, as necessary, in training and development to remain current in field(s) of expertise.

5. Actively participates in project teams
• Manages and tracks project details

6. Promotes continuous improvement of processes and delivery of results within assigned unit/area. Ensure compliance with corporate [and industry?] standards, policies and regulations (SOX, SSP, DIACAP, PHPLC, etc.)

7. Provides leadership during periods of transition as the organization changes to respond to business opportunities/challenges, new technologies, legislation and other environmental factors

8. Other duties as assigned or requested.

Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience
• *Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science or comparable major
8+ years’ experience
• Or Master’s Degree +2 years exp.


Master’s Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Critical Skills
Skills Software Development Lifecycle Licenses or Certifications
COBOL Waterfall Certification in applicable areas such as:
Java/JavaScript Framework Agile JAVA Developer
CSS3 Rationale DB2
Mobile Cognos
SAS Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
Cognos Project Management - PMP
Hadoop Certified Quality Analyst (CQA)
SQL Scrum Master Certification
J2EE Lean/Six Sigma Certification
C, C++
Visual Basic
IMS, DB2, Oracle and Teradata Databases
Data Warehousing
Business Objects
*Grandfathered degree requirement effective July 2014

A Team Manager must also possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
(1) Working knowledge of reporting software
(2) Proficient knowledge of end-user personal computing skills
(3) Proficient PC skills and knowledge on files and folders.
(4) Proficient analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
(5) Strong interpersonal skills to manage employees and interact appropriately with senior management, internal clients, and
external customers
(6) Ability to adapt to change, multi-task, meet multiple deadlines, collaborate, lead others, work on a regular and timely basis
and work irregular hours, holidays and weekends.

IV. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY (People Management Responsibility)
Does this role supervise/manage other employees? No ? Yes x

Is Travel Required?
No ? Yes x