What does an Application-Manager do?

Applications managers are IT professionals who manage software applications for a business or client. They assess clients’ business process requirements and identify application solutions keeping an awareness of the latest software development and how it can make business more efficient and successful. They often lead a team of specialists responsible for system hardware and application software upgrades and implementing them.

Applications managers ensure servers are ready before they implement systems and carefully monitor the roll out process is to catch issues. They provide systems-related technical support and problem resolution by reviewing issues and providing relevant solutions. Applications managers create, develop, and oversee protocol and procedure for usage once standards have been established. Applications managers need a bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, or related fields and fluency in the software and systems.

What responsibilities are common for Application-Manager jobs?
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the respective applications team.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Identify, escalate and manage project risks and issues to resolution.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports and provide coaching and counseling as needed.
  • Maintain inventories of sheets, inks and other converting supplies.
  • Ensure timely and consistent communication during any major downtime.
  • Ensure that new systems and changes are properly tested.
  • Ability to motivate, effectively delegate and coach team to create a positive and dynamic working atmosphere.
  • Establish data distribution policies by working with boundary partners and contract resources.
  • Conduct workflow analysis, business process reviews and creates functional specifications.
  • Ensure application resources are assigned appropriately to day-to-day support and projects.
  • Manage outside vendors and contractors to ensure performance expectations and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide support, guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum performance.
  • Coordinate analysis and resolve issues on all system upgrades and changes.
What are the typical qualifications for Application-Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, computer science, engineering or computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with CSS, HTML, SQL, EDI, C, and SQL Server software and systems.
  • Sound understanding of software development life cycles, scripting, systems programming, Agile, and Javascript.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning.
  • Confident in training employees and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Comfortable collaborating with teams and clients to solve problems.
  • Will strive for continuous improvement.
  • Sound leadership skills.
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does an Application-Manager make?

$126,425 /yr
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