Director, Application Development – Java, Financial

  • Permanent
  • Toronto
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

VTRAC Consulting Corporation


Thank you for applying to VTRAC opportunities. Please e-mail your resume as a MS-WORD document in confidence Subject: Director, Application Development – Java, Financial: 8316 Attention: or call: 416-3662600 Ext. 241

Position No.:                                 8316

Title:                                                 Director, Application Development – Java, Financial  

Type:                                                Permanent

No. of Positions:                          1

Location:                                         Toronto


  • Analyzing project and/or technical risk, using available information, to support business recommendations.
  • Providing supervision to approximately 20-25 staff members depending on portfolio, including senior managers, developers, and consultants.
  • Involved in managing intakes and end to end application lifecycle delivery
  • Managing an operating budget of approximately $1 – 2 million, and a capital budget of approximately $3–5million
  • Analyzing business plans for shorter term initiatives to identify and recommend opportunities for enhancement ensuring alignment
  • Balancing resource allocation and workforce planning
  • Assessing the impact of technology initiatives and procedures and making adjustments to internal operations as necessary to improve productivity.
  • Determining the feasibility of new products / systems by analyzing market/economic data, competitor practices, vendor viability and architectural fit.
  • Meeting the computing needs of an assigned business unit, including assessment and selection of technology and development of new/modified applications, as business needs change.
  • Responding to changing business priorities and system outages (e.g., re-plan, re-prioritize, re-allocation of resources, etc.
  • Making judgments regarding the ongoing viability of a project plan based on ability to deliver upon agreed functionality within approved budget and schedule.
  • Making judgments regarding the viability and fit of a technology solution. Poor judgment may create moderate to significant financial loss in some portfolios.

Must Have Technical Skills:

  • Eight to Ten years of experience in application development project delivery in the financial services industry
  • Five to Seven years of previous hands-on experience in Java/J2EE technologies
  • Minimum Five years of experience leading and riving application projects and coaching development teams
  • Previous experience with modern web technologies as well as mobile development (Native & Hybrid)
  • Strong experience with Responsive Web / Single Page Application architecture / Web Component experience
  • Strong Portal experience
  • Knowledge of process, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling an organization’s exposure (assets, liabilities, reputation…)
  • Strong communication skills both written & verbal
  • Strong stakeholder & vendor management skills to deal with internal/external clients
  • Must be able to work with cross functional teams and liaison with business and technology in a productive way


We thank all candidates in advance. Only selected candidates for interviews will be contacted. For other exciting opportunities, please visit us at VTRAC is an equal opportunity employer.


Toronto        .         Edmonton          .         Miami         .         Houston         .         Manila    

Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 32 MB.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.