• Supervisor, Digital Development

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 3 months ago(09/24/2018 4:47 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Information Technology & Services - Supervisor, Digital Development
  • External Description

    Supervisor, Digital Development


    Applicants are advised that relocation of our Washington, D.C. metropolitan area offices is in progress, from offices near the White House and in Herndon, Virginia, to Capitol Hill and Tysons, Virginia.  Anticipate completion in 2019. 

    The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Supervisor, Digital Development for our Herndon/Tysons, Virginia, office.  The Supervisor, Digital Development leads a team of web developers focused on developing web sites and mobile applications development.  S/he is responsible for managing projects, planning, organizing, leading, and motivating teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional value to the Association.  As such s/he provides the overall direction across teams and functions to successfully deliver projects. 

    S/he effects change at the enterprise level, leading and managing large, complex projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration where necessary.  At the team level, s/he performs in a consultative role, putting in place the people, processes, and tools necessary to optimize the efficiency of the project team, coaching team members as needed.  S/he uses his/her judgment and skill to develop an approach suitable to achieve project goals within existing constraints.  Overall, s/he provides the appropriate level of planning necessary to provide the optimum balance of project agility and predictability across the Association and frequently in partnership with the Communications and other departments. 

    The successful applicant will have strong project management experience and be able to communicate effectively with technical and executive audiences.  S/he will have experience leading development efforts with matrixed teams from diverse and/or technical functional areas.  His/her people and communication skills with peers and executives are strong and s/he has demonstrated the ability to multitask on multiple projects in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment. 

    Travel: 10 - 20%.


    Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Minimum Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field, required from an accredited college or university; master's degree preferred; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
    • Five (5) years of project management experience required, eight (8) or more years strongly preferred.
    • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience as a hands-on Project Manager (PM) required. Four (4) or more years strongly preferred.
    • Experience leading project management efforts within an organization, acting as the PM Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a department or larger organizational unit, with the proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met.
    • Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) models as well as expert knowledge of Agile project management principles and practices.
    • Experience leading teams implementing a content management system (CMS) in a .NET environment a definite plus.
    • .Net development experience a plus.
    • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands and multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills - including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building - for effective interaction with contacts, internal and external.
    • Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with partners at different levels within the organization.
    • An ability to work independently in ambiguous situations and relate well to all levels of the Association is required.
    • Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint required. MS Project and Visio knowledge a plus. Jira issue and project tracking software a definite plus.
    • Certified Agile Project Manager; Certified ScrumMaster®; or, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP®-SM) a definite plus.
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® a plus.


    Physical Demands:


    Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


    Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position; move about the office; determine what others have said or written; and, converse with others and exchange accurate information.


    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.


    Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)


    Relocation not provided.


    Sponsorship not available for this position.




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