Application Development & Portfolio Leader (Hybrid – Orange County, CA)

Irvine, California • Salary: Market related • Posted: 4 weeks ago

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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Vice President of Application Development for our client, a leading higher education organization. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and transform a diverse portfolio of internal projects and products, driving innovation and excellence across the organization. If you’re a visionary leader with a passion for technology and change management, we want to hear from you!

Location: Orange County, CA (Onsite 3 days a week)

Compensation: This full-time role is expected to pay a base salary of around $200-275k annually based on skills and experience. The compensation plan includes a bonus, very strong benefits plan, and relocation assistance if needed.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead and manage a team of approximately 30 onshore and offshore developers, driving performance and growth.
  • Oversee a large portfolio of projects and products, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and stakeholder needs.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive plan to address technical debt, outdated processes, and poor collaboration within the first 30 days.
  • Implement and enhance Agile methodologies across the enterprise to improve project lifecycle speed and efficiency.
  • Provide strategic direction for rearchitecting outdated applications, ensuring a smooth transition to modern technologies.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by establishing and tracking relevant metrics.
  • Effectively communicate technical concepts and project status to executives and other stakeholders.

What Gets You The Job: 

  • Proven leadership experience in managing a large portfolio of application development projects and teams.
  • Strong background in change management and process improvement, with a focus on Agile methodologies.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of architecture and technology trends, particularly within a Microsoft environment (on-premises and Azure).
  • Proficiency in DevOps practices and tools.
  • Solid experience with Salesforce and systems integration.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of articulating complex technical information to executive audiences.
  • Experience in the higher education industry is highly desirable.

Irvine Technology Corporation (ITC) is a leading provider of technology and staffing solutions for IT, Security, Engineering, and Interactive Design disciplines servicing startups to enterprise clients, nationally. We pride ourselves in the ability to introduce you to our intimate network of business and technology leaders – bringing you opportunity coupled with personal growth, and professional development!  Join us. Let us catapult your career!


Irvine Technology Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Irvine Technology Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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