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American Heart Association Sr. Manager, Applications Development, HR Systems in Charlotte, North Carolina


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Manager, Applications Development, HR Systems at our office located in Dallas, TX.

In this role, you will be responsible for owning the HR Systems and Ancillary Application team. The HR Systems team works closely with the HRIS Team to support the Association’s Workday Platform.

Workday Responsibilities include Workday Integrations, Workday BIRT Reporting, Workday Studio and Workday Prism. The Ancillary Applications include 15-20 internal systems used by internal teams that include: HR, Legal, Procurement, Communications, CEO Office and Finance. Systems include SaaS and on-premise applications.

Responsible for handling Association staff and contractors supporting these systems. Includes developers, project managers, quality assurance and business analysts. Also responsible for vendor relationship and involved in contract negotiations for all the various systems supported by the teams. Duties include leading team resources within an agile framework and mentoring the team members in growing their skills and understanding of the systems.

Leads technical conversations for problem design and architecture to meet the requirements defined by business. At times, involved with the development team to code out features in Workday Studio and IntelliJ using Java.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Leads all aspects of development, configuration, management, support, and usage of assigned application systems for American Heart Association business units to meet ongoing technology needs.

  • Development of Workday Prism, Workday BIRT, Workday Studio and other Workday objects and assets.

  • Manages associated 3rd party vendor relationships, including ongoing support, contractual and cost reviews.

  • Leads project scope development with project managers. Communicates' project status and time estimates for remaining work on a regular basis to appropriate staff. Prepares project status reports and conducts status meetings, as needed, with the product sponsor(s), business expert(s), user design team and senior management.

  • Leads the team in problem solving and system design sessions to address business needs and projects and when needed based on changing needs, addresses the design and architecture to ensure successful completion of the projects.

  • Attracts, develops, coaches and supervises team staff. Manages activities with complete integrity and in accordance with Association policies, systems, practices and programs.

  • Participates in Business Technology planning process providing resource allocation information, high-level project estimates and technical mentorship to all departments and levels within the organization.

Want to help get your resume to the top? We are looking for your expertise in the following areas.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the related field

  • Experience in application systems management, configuration or programming

  • Experience leading all aspects of technology provided through internal platform or Service as a Software (SaaS) vendors

  • Experience in strategic planning, including the ability to focus on overall strategic goals of the Association and dependencies on the assigned application system

  • Experience supervising a team of analysts, developers, or administrators

  • Comprehensive technical skills with Java, API Methods and system design

  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and on paper; tailoring the form and method of communications to the needs and perceptions of the recipients

  • Ability to break sophisticated problems down into simple elements and to solve them logically

  • Ability to embrace and drive change, as well as remove barriers to change or accelerate the pace of change.

  • Ability to attract, develop and mentor staff.

  • Strong time management skills with demonstrated experience in managing sophisticated systems

Here are some of the preferred experience:

  • Solid Understanding of Workday HCM Platform

  • Knowledge of vendor management best practices

  • Knowledge of Agile development principles

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $120,000 - $135,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 4 months ago (2/15/2024 12:31 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12575

Job Category Information Technology

Position Type Full Time