Welcome Back,

Career Opportunity: IT Manager (Application Services) – Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Job Title
IT Manager (Application Services) – Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Information Technology
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Closing Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Job Description

About Us...

GreenStone Farm Credit Services is over an $8 billion financial services institution with 500 employees in 35 locations throughout Michigan and northeast Wisconsin.  GreenStone provides short term and long term credit to our customers, as well as a variety of other products and services, such as crop insurance, life and disability insurance, accounting services, tax planning and preparation, and appraisals.

Position Description…

The IT Manager supervises a team of business analysts, application systems analysts, application developers and quality assurance developers as they create custom software solutions and implement purchased software systems. The IT Manager’s role is to plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to the design, development, and implementation of organizational information systems and software applications.  The incumbent will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. This person will also define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices

Duties & Responsibilities…

Strategy & Planning

  • Lead operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
  • Ensure that development projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.
  • Review and analyze existing application effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.


Acquisition & Deployment

  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, purchased systems, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.


Operational Management

  • Manage and provide direction for the project delivery team in support of business operations.
  • Identify and resolve program errors.
  • Provide technical leadership to project resources working on project teams.
  • Liaise with network and server administrators to assist with project delivery.
  • Cultivate, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.
  • Where necessary, prepare, establish, and monitor budgets.


Position Requirements...

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field is required
  • Advanced degree is preferred


    Computer/Technical Skills:

  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Expert level with MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Project Management tools is preferred
  • Experience with Visio


Experience & Skills:

  • 7+ years of information services experience in multiple areas of IT is required
  • 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory role is preferred
  • Proven leadership, relationship building and customer service skills are essential
  • Excellent communication, both oral, written and presentation
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of software development lifecycle methodologies and best practices.


    Here's What We Can Offer You...

    GreenStone has an outstanding Total Rewards package, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) plan – up to a 9% employer contribution/match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D benefits, etc.
  • $100/year Logo Wear allowance
  • $400/year Computer Subsidy/Reimbursement
  • $400/year Wellness Subsidy/Reimbursement & wellness programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement

*** Please include your salary requirements in your cover letter