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Assistant Director of IT Application Development

Elizabeth, NJ
We are New Jersey's largest wine and spirits distributor looking for great people to join our team! If you are interested in joining a great company in the beverage industry, then come join our fun, family based culture.

Why You Will Love Allied Beverage Group

Industry Leader - We are New Jersey's Largest Wine and Spirits Distributor

Culture - We may be a big corporation, but we are still family owned and we like to think that influences our work environment. We promote a culture based on trust, respect and collaboration

State of the Art Facility - We opened a brand-new corporate office and distribution center in Elizabeth, NJ in 2019

Your Continued Growth - Our company encourages our employees to reach high, live up to their potential, and advance in their careers. We offer over 9,000 professional development courses that employees can take at any time

Competitive Pay - Allied Beverage Group offers competitive pay commensurate with experience

Quality Benefits - Including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance Plan and more

Allied Perks! - Associate recognition, discounts with several vendors and more


As the Assistant Director of Application Development, you will be responsible for overseeing the entire application development lifecycle, leading a team of highly skilled developers, including hands on application design, development, and support. Your primary focus initially will be to closely collaborate with our retiring Assistant Director of Application Development, in preparation for assuming their roles and responsibilities.

Overall, the position entails the development and execution of a comprehensive application development strategy including system development lifecycle (SDLC) and Development Operations (DevOps) processes for the IBM System I/RPG/Salesforce platforms and languages. The role needs to align our technical environment with our business objectives and ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and innovative software solutions.

    • Work alongside the current Assistant Director of Development for the purposes of transferring the knowledge necessary to effectively assume the roles and responsibilities of the position in advance of the incumbent's retirement.
    • Drive the entire application development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, architecture design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance/support.
    • Lead and mentor a team of application developers, providing guidance, coaching, hands-on coding expertise and support, while providing performance feedback that aides their professional growth and achievement of team goals.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, to gather and align requirements consistent with their functional and technical objectives and result in their integration to (and with) our application portfolio.
    • Develop and monitor the application development budget and project timelines to manage the efficient resource allocation and cost-effective delivery of timely, high-quality software solutions within budget.
    • Define and enforce software development standards, best practices, and quality assurance processes necessary to deliver robust, scalable, and secure applications.

    • 8-10 years of experience
    • A college degree or equivalent work experience
    • Proven experience in application development, with a strong background in leading and managing software development teams.
    • Demonstrated track record of successfully delivering large-scale, complex software projects on time and within budget.
    • In-depth knowledge of software development methodologies, including Waterfall, Agile and DevOps practices.
    • Well versed in application and database design
    • A solid understanding of modern application architectures and cloud technologies
    • Prior experience in wholesale distribution and supply chain processes and methodologies desired
    • Expertise in RPG version III and higher
    • PHP or equivalent
    • MuleSoft Anypoint Studio
    • Rest API development and support
    • SQL expertise
    • IBD DB/2 design and administration
    • IBM System I Operations
    • Salesforce (Apex) Development and Support
    • Working knowledge of technology infrastructure (LAN, WAN, endpoints)
    • Excellent verbal and written communications
    • MBA in Computer Science or related technical field (preferred)

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug and background check for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

EEO Statement

Allied Beverage Group is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics.