Enterprise Holdings IT Director - Application Development in St. Louis, Missouri
Enterprise Holdings is the world’s largest car rental operator and an industry leader in mobility and technology. We’re one of the top global travel companies, ranking ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines and hotels. And no matter what transportation challenges our customers face, we have an innovative solution.
We operate the Enterprise Rent-A-Car National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands via more than 9,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport offices, including franchisee branches, in nearly 100 countries and territories.
Through this robust global network, we operate a fleet of nearly 1.7 million vehicles and provide a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions, including car rental, carsharing, vanpooling, car sales, truck rental, vehicle-subscription and affiliated fleet management services. As a total mobility provider, we serve the needs of a wide variety of customers, businesses, government agencies and organizations every day.
At the center of it all, our dedicated IT teams innovate, design and develop the technology that is redefining how customers rent, buy and share vehicles from our family of brands. Here, you will be part of a diverse and talented team that creates and delivers powerful technology solutions for our customers and employees across the world with the resources and support to develop in a variety of career paths.
As an Enterprise employee, we offer an excellent package with market-competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, 401k matching & profit sharing, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.
This position is open to candidates who wish to work from home (WFH). Employees who choose virtual / remote work should have an adequate space to serve as their home office. #LI-REMOTE
The Director of Vehicle Services will be responsible for the portfolio of solutions that manage, support and supply critical vehicle data to applications throughout Enterprise and our partners, operational support for current state platforms, development and building of the future state platforms, and consulting with business and product leaders to define and execute efforts that support the growth of the business. This role will leverage a combination of strategic, operational, and analytical experience to define and lead the strategic transformation of the Vehicle Services platforms through modernization of the solutions and migration to the cloud. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading the technology implementation for critical initiatives, and owning the execution of the deployment and adoption of the modernized solutions. Your advice will be based on strong technical skills derived from experience developing, governing, and executing in a large-scale IT environment. As someone with keen problem-solving abilities, you can work equally well with business leaders to execute a strategy and technical teams to create an execution plan. As the leader in this area, you will be responsible for building strong relationships and identifying growth opportunities across short, medium, and long-term horizons.
This role requires innovative leadership and support of current team members as well as managing 3rd party relationships, contractors, and vendors. The success of this role involves driving results through engagement with and balancing the needs of multiple global business stakeholders and close architecture principles, guidelines, standards, and best practices.
This individual will have a track record of strong leadership in a large IT organization, and experience deploying and supporting global, highly available, business critical capabilities in a cloud-based and on-premise environment. As a people manager and leader, this individual must possess the willingness to diversify skills and champion new innovations and solutions while fostering a culture of speed, agility, collaboration, and operational excellence.
*As an IT leader, this individual must: *
Demonstrate the ability to consult, influence and establish authentic connections to partner with Enterprise leaders (and third-party partners as required) in supporting and executing tech strategies.
Demonstrate a refined leadership presence and communication skills to simplify complex subjects and independently navigate across the leadership of the IT and business organization.
Strong ability to set, implement and communicate short-term and long-term strategic objectives that align to company strategies.
Take calculated risks, lead high-profile efforts, own mistakes, and embrace failures as teaching moments for self and others.
Encourage and energize others to step out of comfort zones, improving their efficacy to develop and implement innovative solutions.
Demonstrate a principled leadership style and openly encourage an environment that promotes and improves our culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, ethics and integrity to achieve operational excellence.
Possess exceptional customer service and communication skills to effectively interact with business leaders, other IT teams within Enterprise and external partners.
Accountable to modernize the Vehicle Services platform and migrate all solutions to a cloud-based hosting environment.
Responsible to drive the operation, development, evolution, and implementation of the Vehicle Service portfolio in support of enterprise-wide strategic initiatives
Continually invest in relationship and personal growth to become a trusted partner for Senior business leadership, Product, and IT leadership leading to opportunities for expansion of responsibilities.
Identify and rationalize the intersection of multiple multi-year strategic initiatives which requires significant partnership and alignment with the functional leaders of each of the teams that support daily operations (Product Management, Operations, Technology, Data).
Partner cross functionally and align the IT Officers across the organization to ensure a balanced posture of speedy progress and risk to business-critical systems.
Partner with key stakeholders to formulate a comprehensive technology plan that is consistent with the overall business objectives and budgetary considerations.
Partner with Enterprise Architecture to develop new application policies and standards.
Lead career development and succession management efforts to ensure retention, motivation, and engagement of current and future employees, with a focus on building a diverse and resilient organization.
Actively coach and inspire your team with timely and actionable feedback.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans
Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
The IT Director position typically requires 9+ years of relevant experience working in complex Information Technology environments
5+ years of experience with application development, working with on-premise and cloud technology environments, or supporting the design of large technical implementations/data center migrations
Experience leading teams in one or more large organizations with a complex technology footprint
Demonstrated success in people leadership including mentorship and ability to attract and develop employees capable of achieving the goals and objectives of the company
Past success identifying and targeting talent for new opportunities for further individual and organizational development
Proven ability to make effective decisions efficiently, clearly communicating the value of each as well as the benefits of an IT data strategy to both IT and business leaders
Executive presence with ability to influence and collaborate throughout all levels of the organization
Experience working with agile methodologies and cross-functional teams (Product Owners, Architects, Developers, Test Engineers)
Previous experience successfully managing third parties
Knowledge and familiarity with the Enterprise Architecture guidance and application standards
Demonstrated success in achieving desired outcomes of complex projects
Strong critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences
Commitment to protecting our customers, our employees, and our brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions; ensures security policy and procedure requirements are met; continuously identifies opportunities for improving security and implements strategies to improve our security posture
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred
Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental seeks and values people of all backgrounds because every employee, customer and business partner is important. Enterprise Holdings is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.