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Watson Health – Senior Manager, Application Development & Innovation in Ann Arbor, MI at IBM

Date Posted: 12/20/2018

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Job Description

The newly formed IBM Watson Health business unit is now looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations in every way. New roles are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation.

The Sr Manager, Application Development & Innovation is a key leadership role within IBM Watson Health engineering team and is responsible for the planning, coordinating, and supervision of resources and processes related to the design, development, and implementation of software applications.

This is a highly technical role, and the prospective leader must possess deep and current expertise in modern software development technologies, techniques, and ecosystems.

The Sr Manager, Application Development & Innovation partners closely with business leadership, operations, architecture, analytics, cloud services, and other technologies and with other business units. This individual leverages knowledge of Agile development and best practices to define the vision and strategy for development teams by driving transformation to deliver business results.

The leader is also a highly innovative and transformational leader, who continually thinks outside the box, with an entrepreneurial, can do mindset.

The role must be located in our Ann Arbor, MI office.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides technology leadership and oversight on design, development and implementation of healthcare business intelligence and Artificial Intelligence software solutions.
  • Is responsible for the implementation of technologies that align with technical design standards/architecture (for integrated process, applications, data and technology), business plans and long term strategy.
  • Provides input and organizational context to major architectural designs to ensure consistency, maintainability and flexibility with respect to overall system, technical and product architecture within a domain or portfolio.
  • Analyzes highly complex system and technical issues to implement technologies that align with strategic technical direction.
  • Guides the development of applications, systems, technical and product standards based on long range plans and vision.
  • Delivers artifacts, technical alternative documents and architectural design that meet business requirements; oversees design reviews and frameworks.
  • Develops solutions to difficult technical problems encountered as part of system implementation, upgrades or support issues.
  • Contributes toward forecasts of business and IT trends to define the technical direction within a portfolio, project within a Market and/or Infrastructure organization.
  • Contributes to decisions that impact profitability and operational effectiveness.


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