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Director – Symitar Development and Data

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First Entertainment Credit Union

First Entertainment Credit Union

201-500 employees

Financial services for the entertainment industry

Financial Services

Compensation Overview

$143k - $180kAnnually

Senior, Expert

Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Backend Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
  • A 4-year college degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Application Development Manager working with cross-functional teams.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing, integrating, and supporting JHA’s core banking application (Symitar / RepGen / PowerOn).
  • Experience leading technical staff through all phases of the software development life cycle.
  • Experience with relational database (such as Microsoft SQL Server).
  • Proficient in SSMS, SSRS, and SSIS.
  • Advanced knowledge of code repository and version control (such as Git).
  • Integration framework / architecture such as API, micro-services (REST / SOAP or JSON / XML).
  • Familiarity with some programming languages preferred: HTML/CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Python, .NET/C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, SQL.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and collaborate effectively in teams with all levels of the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of banking products and services, procedures and guidelines, regulations, and field of membership requirements.
  • In-depth thorough knowledge of regulations applicable to essential responsibilities.
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of how to use a personal computer and MS Office products on a daily basis (Word, Excel, Outlook), and Jack Henry (Symitar, ARCU).
  • Identify, promote and lead the adoption of beneficial new technologies and practices to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Analyze and research enterprise-level business problems, design, develop, and implement solutions to reduce costs or improve business workflow and service to members.
  • Define and enhance processes, practices, and standards for Software Development to promote continuous improvement, adherence to best practices, increased productivity and quality, and realization of operational and technological efficiencies.
  • Lead technical solution designs, proofs-of-concept, and implementation strategies for Core enhancements and integrations with internal and third-party applications.
  • Manage day-to-day baseline operations for the Credit Union’s Core supporting the core banking platform and other enterprise applications.
  • Lead the management and maintenance of multiple Software Development platforms, ensuring scalability and performance to keep up with business needs, improve service delivery, and comply with security and regulatory obligations.
  • Ensure the security, safety, and integrity of member data, the internal and external credit union websites and applications, and core system applications.
  • Develop, support, and manage custom Symitar applications and integration of applications across the credit union.
  • Develop and modify code to perform data extraction, manipulation, and reporting to meet business requirements.
  • Work with project leads to ensure that applications meet business requirements for project completion.
  • Maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to applications.
  • Create modern web applications using the latest programming languages and frameworks.
  • Use IIS and other Web Servers to create custom programs to suit the needs of the organization.
  • Work with relational DBMS and SQL technology to generate reports in ARCU and other applications for data mining such as enterprise content management and internal knowledgebase.
  • Aid in determining project feasibility, cost and time requirements, compatibility with current system and system capabilities.
  • Track the progress of project deliverables, monitoring progress against schedules, addressing issues, and ensuring on-time completion and delivery.
  • Proactively identify enhancement opportunities to continuously improve technologies and applications and effectively deliver information solutions to enhance the Credit Union's competitive position.
First Entertainment Credit Union

First Entertainment Credit Union


First Entertainment Credit Union offers a dynamic working environment tailored to the unique needs of the entertainment industry, combining robust financial services with innovative digital solutions. With a strong focus on community and partnerships with over 400 companies, this institution provides a stable yet evolving career platform for nearly 90,000 members. Employees benefit from the opportunity to contribute to a company that's adept at managing significant assets while continuously adapting to the financial landscapes of one of the most vibrant industries.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Los Angeles, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth