Progress Residential

Scottsdale, AZ

Vice President of Business Technology

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Posted Date2 months ago(1/6/2021 10:10 AM)
Job ID2020-4455Job LocationUS-AZ-Scottsdale | US-TX-DallasCategoryInformation TechnologyCompanyScottsdale

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun and goal-oriented company? Were growing quickly and were looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team.

Progress Residential is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 40,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership.

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000 residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the CTO, the VP of Business Technologys role is to plan, coordinate, direct, and design operational technology activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Operations will include database architecture, application management, marketing technologies and new investments in smart home technologies. This individual will collaborate directly with all management teams and decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, and support cost-effective technology solutions for the organization.

This position will be part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to managing applications for high-quality, on-time releases with a focus on how to enable the operations of those applications through a combination of solutioning, continuous delivery & integration, and efficient system sustainment planning.

In addition, the VP of Biz Techs primary goals are to develop and manage application portfolios for each department and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization. This role will begin building a team of application owners, database administrators and other business centric technology managers. Individual will provide vision and leadership for continued development and implementing information technology initiatives across all areas of the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Act as an advocate for the organizations business technology vision via regular written and in-person communications with the organizations executives, department heads, and end users.
  • Assess and communicate risks associated with their responsible technology investments & overall lifecycle management.
  • Develop team consisting of Marketing technology, smart home technology, database & application managers that service our various business stakeholders while managing those programs life cycles.
  • Evaluate current business systems and relevant processes and recommend better solutions to improve organizational efficiency.
  • Streamline processes through technology initiatives.
  • Ensure continuous management of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance.
  • Define and communicate corporate plans, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating IT systems.


  • University degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or business administration. Masters degree in either of these fields with technology as a core component preferred.
  • 7 years experience managing and/or directing an IT operation focused on the application life cycle.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Seasoned, cross-functional leader with a focus on UX/CX, & full lifecycle management.
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, database platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems.
  • Salesforce application experience will be critical to this role's success.
  • Sound background in various marketing analytical technologies.
  • Extensive experience in various database platforms including SQL, Redshift, & Snowflake.
  • Good understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities.
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and life cycle management.
  • Superior understanding of the organizations goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems.

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, its about progress, not perfection.
  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.
  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbents supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

Progress Residential is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

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