The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency's mission is to promote the quality and affordability of the city's housing and the strength and diversity of its many neighborhoods. 

The Office of HPD Tech develops and supports the technological infrastructure of HPD. HPD Tech improves the effectiveness of business processes through applications that empower decision makers with access to complete and accurate data on building, neighborhood, and market conditions. HPD Tech also aims to enhance productivity and shrink costs through the elimination of manual processing, and to improve customer service by facilitating public access to key agency functions and data.

The Executive Director of Application Development manages more than 60 application developers and integration specialists. The Executive Director is responsible for executing and supporting multiple software products. The role requires close coordination with other agency offices as well as with other city agencies. The executive director reports to HPD’s CIO. 

Skills and responsibilities

• Assign resources to development teams and monitor the effectiveness and work quality of those resources. 
• Support development and implementation of information technology solutions using frameworks proposed by the Chief Enterprise Architect. 
• Provide application support for production applications consistent with Service Level Objectives.
• Provide leadership to ensure timely completion of software projects using Agile, Waterfall and other software development methodologies.
• Work closely with procurement to acquire resources in a timely manner. 
• Make staff assignment that optimize the organizations knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Promote staff development in areas of technical and business knowledge.
• Participates and represents IT on intra- and inter-agency initiatives.
• Promote a high engagement culture marked by high creativity, accountability and ownership for results.
• Mentor and coach members of the Application Development team in completion of routine assignments, project work, and skills development.


  • Location:
    New York
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Minimum qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience in one or more of the following areas: community organization, social work, urban development projects, real estate, public administration, or a related field, of which two years must have been in a field directly related to neighborhood improvement such as housing, community organization, urban renewal or planning, or real estate. A Law Degree or graduate work in an appropriate field may be substituted for up to two years of the general experience required; or 

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", including part-time and/or volunteer experience.

Preferred qualifications

• Experience in at least two of four disciplines supporting application development/integration: business analysis, applications/systems engineering, data/information architecture and technical  architectures.
• Familiar with ASP, .NET, Web services, MVC, WebAPI,  XML, XSL, XSLT & SOAP, C#, JAVA, Java Script, C,  VBSCRIPT, HTML5, AngularJS, JavaScript and Oracle
• Hands-on experience with relational database design and implementation.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in leading large teams and mentoring
• Agile (SDLC) certification a plus