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Application Development Manager in Louisville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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BrightSpring Health Services 

Title: Application Development Manager

Job Category: Information Technology

Line of Business: Support Center Services

About BrightSpring Health Services and Our Family of Brands

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, Inc., the parent company that supports a diverse family of brands. After more than 40 years of a successful history of helping people through a variety of settings and service offerings, we’ve reinvented ourselves.

At BrightSpring, everything we do centers on helping people live their best life. Our vision is to be the leading provider of home and community based health services for the needs of the complex populations we serve. We want to make sure that our clients receive the right care at the right time in the safest environment possible.

We are excited that you might consider joining our dedicated network of compassionate professionals who work in thousands of communities across the country - helping more than 60,000 people every day.

Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Application Development Manager.

About this Line of Business

BrightSpring Health Services is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. The company provides nonclinical habilitative services and/or clinical rehabilitative services for people of all ages and skill levels.  Primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually. 

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging and high-cost populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. 

Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company has been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life.

As a(n) Application Development Manager you will: 

Provides strategic and tactical leadership and works in collaboration with the senior IT management team to deliver an integrated information technology vision for Dev Ops. Manages and supports all aspects of the maintenance, development, enhancement, interfacing and expansion of the company’s application systems. Manages and directs application development for assigned applications to improves business processes and support critical business strategies. Leads multiple projects and supervises a staff of analysts, programmers, and database support involved in the development of new or maintenance of existing information technology systems. Supervise the various phases of applications systems analysis, development, coordination, implementation, and documentation ensuring that user applications and sub-system activities are compatible with total system objectives. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Tasks include reconciliation of conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, and standards; and the resolution of the most difficult computer and applications related problems. Work is performed and administrative and technical decisions are made with considerable independence. Ensures that appropriate controls exist, that processing is efficient and accurate, and that information systems procedures comply with company defined standards.

Essential Responsibilities/Job Duties

  • Supervises professional, paraprofessional, and technical personnel involved in the development of new applications and/or maintenance and operation of existing information technology systems both internal and external resources;
  • Supervises multiple business and/or computer applications through development and support phases;
  • Initiates or participates in systems analysis studies; provides architecture level support;
  • Evaluates overall and individual work performance to determine effectiveness in providing quality products within time and cost restraints;
  • Prepares or reviews written and oral reports of proposed information technology systems;
  • Directs applications systems planning and budgeting, and acquisition and acceptance of new equipment for the department;
  • Project management and organization including monitoring time and dollar expenditures to ensure project budgets meet established targets;
  • Reviews computer programming techniques and computer usage to ensure efficient and effective procedures are utilized;
  • Develops analysis and programming guidelines and documentation standards;
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for needed training;
  • Reviews the designs of computer applications to ensure that all requirements are satisfied;
  • Reconciles conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, and standards;
  • Resolves the most difficult computer applications related problems;
  • Writes periodic progress, project status and problems resolution reports regarding information technology for management review;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Supports all areas of audit compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education, Experience and Certification

  • At least seven (7) years professional experience in a software development environment.
  • Three (3) years of responsible experience in applications analysis, design and implementations involving multiple computer subsystems, including project leader responsibilities.
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems or a related field or equivalent experience is required.
  • Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Software development lifecycle (SDLC) and change management systems.
  • Capabilities, limitations, and functional applications of information technology methods and equipment.
  • Information technology systems design and programming.
  • Research techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Systems analysis, development, planning, and documentation methods and standards.
  • Data base logic, design, organization, access, and retrieval techniques.
  • System interfaces, file transfer protocols, and other data exchange methods.
  • Ability to think both logically and critically.
  • Excellent people skills with good conflict management and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent and proven customer relationship skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and report research findings.
  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper English sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Communicate effectively with all areas of the business and user community.

Working Conditions

  • Provide after-hours operations and on-call support.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
  • The ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Additional Information


BrightSpring Health Services offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

BrightSpring Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BrightSpring Health Services does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

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