Manager, Application Development
Manage staff of seven developers and two business analysts responsible for supporting all aspects of Gottschalks’ enterprise resource planning (ERP), Merchandising, and Business Intelligence systems. Responsible for all ongoing maintenance, systems development, and project implementation for corporate office, distribution center, and 60 stores with 5000+ employees and annual sales revenue in excess of $600 million. Manage multi-million dollar department budget, vendor engagements and contracts, internal service level agreements, and regulatory compliance.
- Application Platform Migration: Successfully managed the migration of 20+ business critical applications and databases from HP-UX to IBM AIX platform. Managed team of 22 developers, analysts, and functional testers, as well as multiple vendor engagements. Project was completed ahead of schedule, under budget, and with complete transparancy to the business.
- Company-wide Change Management Solutions: Managed the analysis and development of company-wide solutions for source code auditing to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation and internal service level agreements.
- Chain-wide Intranet Implmentation: Successfully developed and implemented comprehensive intranet collaboration portal across the enterprise using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0. Deployment was successfully completed within one week across 60+ disparate locations throughout the western United States, benefitting more than 5,000 users.