Apria Healthcare

Manager, Applications

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Location : Location
US-CA-Lake Forest
Full/Part Time

Job Summary

With over 300 locations across the US, Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our 1.8 million patients at home by providing home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help them sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer. Additional information can be found at www.apria.com.



The Application Manager is responsible for managing the application groups and the application portfolio, ensuring all business standards and service levels are met.



  • Lead and manage the application development and support team.
  • Partners with Apria business and manages IS personnel to deliver multiple priority projects, within budget and in accordance with the enterprise project portfolio and the company’s strategic plan.  This includes personally managing projects, supervising staff who report to another project manager or managing technical project leads
  • Manages team to apply technical and industry expertise in the diagnosis of business problems, evaluation of solution alternatives and delivery of reusable systems solutions. 
  • Accountable for ensuring team adherence to the software development lifecycle and software change control including all associated methods and deliverables and adherence to best practices and policies around data and application maintenance and support. 
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of all development and support processes including and not limited to standard SDLC methods, peer code review, defect tracking and resolution
  • Proactively manages and directs team to manage process across the organization to deliver quality and timely solutions and fixes.
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching and mentoring of subordinate staff. 
  • Ensures project deadlines and performance standards are met. 
  • Manages technical team to ensure appropriate architecture is used for all projects, considering performance, maintainability, security and portability. 
  • Demonstrates creativity and initiative in problem solving and instills these qualities on the technical team. 
  • Proficient in work planning, resource management, estimating and documentation of work including status reporting, deliverables management and issues management. 
  • Work closely with technical and functional personnel and vendors to implement and support solutions
  • Drive effective outcomes through the proactive management of vendors, software contracts, projects, people, budgets, business partners/requests and IS support and maintenance processes.
  • Create and sustain new technology integration and delivery function.
  • Lead and integrate teams of new technology and legacy systems personnel with extensive experience in matrix project management.
  • Mentor existing staff and lead through change.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • This position manages all subordinate employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management, hiring, and discipline of subordinate employees within the department.
  • Fulfill project resource requests and allocate resources
  • Provide career guideline and mentorship

Minimum Required Qualifications



Education and/or Experience

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Extensive project management experiences
  • Eight years related experience is required
  • 15+ years matrix project and line management experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • N/A



  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Proven ability to drive the mission and vision of the organization into domain teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and difficult customers.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills and concepts quickly.


Computer Skills

  • General technical acumen on managed technology and platform
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.


Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal).


Mathematical Skills

  • College level mathematical proficiency, with a strong ability to understand, interpret and develop spreadsheet data.






Education and/or Experience

  • Healthcare experience preferred.



  • Matrix project and line management experience in Application Development preferred.
  • Knowledge preferred but not limited to the following areas such as Workflow, Order processing, eCommerce, Website Management, Cloud Management,  Integrations


This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder.  Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position, upon request.



Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to moderate noise. 



Occasional travel as required.



The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position.


Join the Apria team for a rewarding opportunity in healthcare!  Competitive pay rates with cash incentives and full benefit packages available, including health, dental, vision, disability and 401(k).


Apria Healthcare is committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. 

EEO Statement

As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet


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