Travel Alberta

Development Manager

Nov 9, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Travel Alberta

Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing organization of the Government of Alberta whose mission is to grow tourism revenues with compelling invitations to experience Alberta. Travel Alberta strives to empower individual passion and build inspirational leadership as ONE TEAM. If you want to be part of an award-winning organization with strong corporate values, passionate team members and a great culture, then Travel Alberta is the place for you.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Marketing Services, the Development Manager is responsible for managing the technical development and support of Travel Alberta’s marketing, sales and industry support channels and technologies. The responsibilities for this role will include leading a team of in-house developers and technologists on web/website application development and technology platform selection & implementation projects, working directly with the Executive Director, Global Marketing Services to build and manage development projects, solution architectures, development life cycle, team resourcing, and various research and development activities.

Position Requirements

As Development Manager you understand the importance of working with the organization to align technical solutions with business needs for a range of audience groups and channels. Your ability to develop and maintain effective relationships, credibility and personal networks between the technology and business units of the organization will help translate business requirements to technical deliverables and deliver operationally stable solution that provides good customer experience.

Projects are varied and time sensitive, requiring a high degree of creative thinking, multi-tasking, prioritizing and analytical decision making skills to ensure quality and timeliness of messaging. As Development Manager you will manage a growing development team including managing evolving demands, assigning tasks/projects, reviewing work, regular meetings and performance management. You have demonstrated problem solving abilities and can gather and analyze information skillfully in order to identify opportunities and resolve problems in a timely manner while providing broad functional and technical expertise including development standards and best practices.

Your degree in computer science or related field is complemented with seven or more years of relevant, progressively responsible experience in software development together with three years in a leadership role. Your dedication and passion in technology has taken your career to this point. Now, it is time to advance to a new level by stepping into Travel Alberta’s exciting working environment!   

Special Requirements

Some travel is required. This position is based in the Calgary office located in Inglewood.

This position offers an excellent benefits package with SunLife Financial, including extended health and dental coverage, life insurance, travel insurance, long term disability and a flexible spending account. This individual will also participate in a defined benefit plan with the Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP), have free and confidential access to Shepell-fgi (Employee Assistance Provider) and be a part of Travel Alberta’s Learning and Development program which includes up to 100% reimbursement to further education.  

This year, Travel Alberta has been recognized for providing an exceptional place to work by being awarded Top 65 Employers in Alberta, Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada and one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Closing Date:  Open Until Suitable Candidate found

If you have the qualifications to succeed in this role, submit a cover letter and resume with the title in the subject line of your email to: If applicable, please indicate the name of the Travel Alberta Team Member who referred you to this role.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Any personal information submitted will be managed with the strictest of confidentiality.