Manager Business Applications in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

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Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Sr. Director of Business Integration


  • Manager, ERP Support
  • Manager, Applications Development
  • Manager, PLM-CAD (Direct Charge) Support
  • Business Process Automation Team


  • Directs the systems analysis, programming and project management activities of system-wide ERP core applications systems and database management systems and non-enterprise, departmental application systems.
  • Leads system-wide initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Austal business processes in accordance with priorities and directions negotiated and discussed with various leadership groups.
  • Recognizes and advances opportunities for the utilization of the information technology investments.
  • Reviews and approves all systems development project requests, and coordinates schedules and related departmental activities.
  • Provides overall direction and guidance to assigned project team members; supervises professional staff.
  • Prepares activity and progress reports regarding all systems analysis and programming areas.
  • Collaborates with other Information Technology management staff regarding enterprise and system-wide computer architecture, capacity, planning, security and usage.
  • Provides a significant level of input regarding hiring/termination decisions, performance management, salary increases and disciplinary actions and/or budget management.
  • Creates and manages the Enterprise Applications budget and provides input in the administration of related budgets.
  • Provides institutional custom web application systems and technical support; and deploying and supporting non-enterprise, departmental application systems.
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation.
  • Establish and administer operating and technology standards, development of new IT services, problem identification and resolution processes.
  • Management responsibilities for direct reports (interviewing, hiring, training employees, planning, assigning, directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems).
  • Development of processes, standards and procedures for the team alignment with the overall IT operations and governance processes.
  • Responsible for establishing job standards for subordinate staff and effectively evaluating staff.


  • Experience with ITIL Change, Configuration and Release Management Processes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Computer hardware and software used in a networked and web-based environment.
  • Knowledge of Defense contracting & respective auditing practices.
  • Knowledge of information technology designs, setups, installation, implementation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge with the full range of IT services and products.
  • Knowledge of security issues, crisis management and business continuity; and legal issues regarding technology.
  • Knowledge of Software life cycle activities.
  • Knowledge of Performing Trend Analysis.
  • Knowledge of PMBOK Project Management Framework.
  • Knowledge of existing, evolving and new technology resources and how to tie these investments to improved university performance.
  • Working knowledge of office practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of basic business principles and business and industry-specific terminology.
  • Knowledge of business case analysis.
  • Knowledge of costing, budgeting, risk and financial analysis.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance concepts and procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or 10+ years of equivalent IT experience. Master’s degree is preferred
  • 5+ years as IT Project Manager with experience managing large technology projects.
  • 3+ years’ experience in facilitating the design and maintenance of complex IT Systems that include data storage, network and/or server and client computing systems.
  • Experience in Ship Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with DoD contractor is preferred.

TOOLS: Microsoft Office Suite and other tools as needed.

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Assign work activities; prioritization of activities; and best practices in fulfillment of Austal Business Integration Standards and Policies.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Full authority to act in the enforcement of Austal Enterprise Standards and Policies.

LIAISES WITH:  All departments and external vendors related to enterprise projects.


  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.