Software Development Manager

Seeking Software Development Manager
To Lead Data Team For Large Financial Company


Top 5 Must Have Requirements:

  1. Team Leadership

  2. Agile/Scrum

  3. Proven experience leading delivery on software development projects (NOT infrastructure, NOT SharePoint, NOT CMS, NOT ERP, NOT COTS rollout)

  4. Understanding what patterns/practices to enforce with team to deliver quality software

  5. Experience operationally supporting a software development project

Should Have:

  • Should have a background in Java with a good understanding of databases (not data warehouses or big data)

  • They should have experience in, and understand the value of, an environment which automates deployments, testing and CI/CD.(Having specific tool knowledge is probably not a requirement)

If experienced, it’s a PLUS

  • Experience building SaaS or PaaS is a plus.

  • Has built APIs to manage data replication services

Desired Experience

  • Client would strongly prefer someone who has a software development background (not infrastructure, not ERP, not sharepoint, not CMS) and is still passionate about technology.

  • AWS cloud

  • Understanding of databases and building services around change data capture/replication.

  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environments

  • Experience with implementing process improvements to raise the bar of software quality and delivery

  • Demonstrated ability to manage several initiatives simultaneously and balance competing priorities

  • 10+ years managing software development and/or services

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or other related discipline.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Job Description
Client’s Data Platform Group is looking for a passionate and innovative technologist with strong strategic and critical thinking skills to lead a Software Development Team. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong balance of technical and business skills and will own responsibility for defining strategies and delivering solutions for the Data Platform.
The Data Platform is responsible for the collection, management and dissemination of data. It’s an enterprise capability that services multiple business lines across the entire organization. The platform collects and processes billions of records (up-to 100 billion) each day in support of Client’s regulatory mission to protect investor and promote market integrity.
The group is building software that is used as a platform service. The group has approximately 10 members and has built, and continues to enhance the platform services such as a service for managing data replication services between applications or providing a single interface to data collected. The group is also building APIs to manage data replication services.
So…do you have experience with commercial software, startups, large-scale program execution, and AWS cloud? Are you excited about servant leadership for strong engineering teams shipping products that have broad industry impact? Are you interested in being part of a cutting-edge technology team? Then we would like to hear from you!

GENERAL/Essential Job Functions

  • Lead and manage large-scale and complex software products while maintaining a holistic view of the platform

  • Define and advance the platform technology vision while meeting customer demands

  • Work with business and technical leads, architects, and product owners to ensure the team’s work is aligned with organizational business goals and enterprise-level architectural standards, and that the solution delivered is of the highest quality

  • Partner effectively with leaders across the organization, and communicate with people up and down the org chart in both business and technology

  • Build high performance teams that are self-sufficient and self-organized

  • Develop and drive collaboration across teams and organizational boundaries (e.g.: communities, forums)

  • Assess current software development practices to identify and implement process and software improvements

  • Lead, participate in, and influence cross-team and cross-product initiatives

  • Provide leadership to the team to include hiring, coaching and mentoring of varied levels of software engineers

  • Consistently deliver solutions on a regular schedule, provide clear and timely communication regarding upcoming changes, and coordinate with integrated teams to ensure application reliability

  • Use cutting-edge technologies to promote new ways of solving problems

  • Hire, coach, and mentor software engineers at different levels

  • Serve as an expert technical resource for enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and software development

  • Ship great products!

GENERAL Qualifications

  • Experience managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams

  • Strong technical background - experience as technical lead or architect on a software team

  • Proven track record developing platform solutions and running shared services

  • Strong communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with staff, other products teams, senior management, and customers

  • Ability to develop strategies and solutions of high business value while becoming a trusted partner of business users and executives

  • Strong and creative analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to evaluate complex project risks and issues accurately and objectively

  • ‘Big picture’ thinker who can look ahead to long term impacts of decisions

  • Motivational leader with passionate and enthusiastic personality

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

  • Promote team empowerment, ensure that team members are fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace

Contact Information:
Please contact me for all inquiries on the position. I look forward to speaking with you.

Zach Lutman
Technical Recruiter
(540) 326-1765