Wolters Kluwer Director, Application Development in New York, New York

Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory is looking for a Director, Application Development. This position can be remote.

Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory is a leading global provider of intelligent information and electronic solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business compliance professionals, and expert educational resources for law students and professors.

In an increasingly dynamic world, Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory connects legal and business communities with timely, specialized expertise and information-enabled solutions to support customers' success through productivity, accuracy and mobility. Its major product lines include Aspen, CCH, Kluwer Law International, and MediRegs. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel, health care organizations and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, IL.

Basic Function:

Responsible for the full systems development life cycle management of information technology projects/programs using a defined product development framework and a modified Agile/Scrum development process. Provides leadership and direction to assigned program/project resources preparing and conducting key SCRUM meetings, motivating staff and facilitating delivery of defined business priorities. Actively participates in both short and long-range strategy planning for assigned area ensuring business case intent and delivery.

Serves as the primary point of contact from project/program from inception to delivery. Operates as lead SCRUM Master managing against a product development framework. Monitors and controls the delivery and quality of deliverables, as well as managing the project completion process through customer acceptance. Has overall responsibility for decisions and management of assigned initiatives. Provides strategic direction, coaches and mentors staff.

  • Participates in product visioning and roadmap development including time and budget for completion

  • Works with business product manager and owner to ensure well groomed backlog is maintained and that user stories are prioritized in alignment with the product roadmap.

  • Facilitates Daily Scrum meetings ensuring status is understood and work is proceeding according to plan

  • Facilitates Sprint Retrospectives to ensure continuous improvement of the development process.

  • Participates in Sprint Reviews showcasing developed software functionality for each Sprint

  • Ensures appropriate time reporting and project documentation is completed

  • Ensures annual performance planning is completed and aligned with departmental strategies

  • Ensures appropriate technical direction is taken and makes decisions with architects for tools/technologies to either aid the development process or set a foundation for the completed system

  • Participates in overall department technology strategy and planning, budgeting, and other aspects of departmental management.

Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, information Systems, or other related field


  • 10 plus years of information technology development experience

  • Two years as a Scrum Master in an AGILE / Scrum environment

  • 5 years of leadership experience managing large cross-functional teams and projects

  • Experience working with distributed (including near or off shore) teams.

  • Ability to work with and influence senior level management / key stakeholders.

  • Requires advanced technical and business knowledge in software development life cycle, quality assurance, project management and other related disciplines/processes.

  • Technology experience should include SQL Server, .net, C++, and JQuery.

  • Previous development of online information based products key.

  • Understanding of legal markets is a plus.

  • Version one or equivalent is desired

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: (First list requirements, followed by preferences.)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.

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