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Ref: J3114

Application Director

Dubai
Term: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable

Description

UAE NATIONAL ONLY

As an international IT services company, we've worked hard for 20 years to understand the issues that keep our customers awake at night and to create the answers that make their lives a little easier.

Our approach is to build a realistic picture of where you are today, identify what you want to achieve - and then help you deliver it as rapidly as possible. So, you see the benefits of your investment in weeks, not months or years. How do we do this? By working alongside you as a partner, not just a supplier. By employing talented people with rare skills and enormous experience. And by protecting your bottom line as if it were our own.

We call it the Halian Way - in our view, it's simply a better way of working.

•	Lead and direct the development of the  Application Management Department strategy, ensuring alignment with the Organization’s overall strategy to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing Department strategies .
•	Ensure that Department strategy and related strategic plans are implemented in line with the vision and mission. 
•	Oversee the continuous evolution and development of the  Application Management Department operating model to optimize performance and resource utilization and ensure alignment with the organisations corporate structure.
•	Develop strategies to ensure that current applications and databases can continue to evolve into the next generation and ensure scalable solutions for enterprise-wide deployment 
•	Guide the development and implementation of application management policies and procedures in accordance with best practices and standards
•	Ensure applications and databases services availability, security, reliability and optimum usability by minimizing risk factors 

Qualifications	
•	Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent
•	Master’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology is preferred

Professional Certifications	
•	Relevant certification in application management such as Information Technology Service Management (ITSM/ITIL) or equivalent

Years of Experience	
•	12 - 15 years of relevant experience in applications management

Job Specific 
Skills	
•	Knowledge of technical troubleshooting
•	Understanding of System Development Lifecycle
•	Knowledge of programming languages, such as Java, C++, Python and Perl
•	Knowledge of configuration tests for application products
•	Excellent debugging and optimisation skills 
•	Excellent planning and organizing skills 
•	Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadline
•	Strong analytical skills

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A better way of working