Business Unit:
Hot Topic, Inc

Title:
Director of Information Technology, Hot Topic, Inc.

Location:
Hot Topic, Inc. Corporate Office

City:
City of Industry

Metro Area:
City of Industry

State:
CA

Postal Code:
91748

Functional Area:
Information Technology

Requisition Number:
430688

First Open Date:
11/25/2013

Post Date:
11/25/2013

Description:
NOTICE of JOB AVAILABILITY

TITLE: Director of Information Technology – Hot Topic, Inc.

DUTIES: Work in City of Industry, CA. Responsible for the strategic leadership of multiple functions including project management, systems implementation, and Production support. Oversees the implementation of information system strategies and procedures, while investigating the organizational objectives and needs.

Provides strategic guidance to application analysis, quality assurance, support, and overall project management based on the Company's information system objectives. Manages the required project plans and resource plans for IT initiatives and oversee the development of these initiatives.

Develops and maintains department budget and capital expenditures. Facilitates communication and project coordination with business partners. Ensures clear definition of tasks, resources and needed business partners and resolves issues and/or resources constraints.

Develops project status reports ensuring that key issues are highlighted, communicated and followed-up. Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and compliance to standards. Responsible for managing software development projects through a recognized systems development lifecycle.

Leads and develops project team members including performance assessments and career guidance. Performs other job duties as needed like work directly with vendors to resolve product related functional/technical issues, road map planning for products upgrade.

Implement software application & systems in Hot Topic multi language system and provide in depth technical knowledge & guidance across team. Responsible for the development & execution of information technology strategic plans for the advancement and promotion of technology based solutions. Design, Architect, customization & enhancement of Oracle retail related products based on business need and demand.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field. Must have 7 years of experience in the job offered, in IT Project Management, as a Programmer/Analyst or in a related position.

Ability to identify and assess critical path activities, and methodologies to resolve associated issues. Ability to identify resource constraints (headcount and material (e.g. test system availability).

Working knowledge of Retail Systems (Especially Oracle). Extensive knowledge of SDLC, PLC, and QA methodologies. Knowledge of MS-Project 2007 and Project Server preferred.

Understanding of key technologies like RIB , ETL tools , Oracle , PL/SQL , performance tuning and oracle retail products like Merchandising , Pricing , data warehouse & Allocation is required.



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