Manager of Application Development

  • location: Waltham, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $150,000 - $170,000 per year

job description

Manager of Application Development

job summary:
The Manager of Application Development is a leader within the software engineering functional reporting line. Development managers are aligned to one or more product areas and are the leaders of both the people and technology in that area. They are responsible for working directly with product managers to define the product roadmap, estimate the work, and deliver on it. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of both the technology platform and the business as well as demonstrate strong technical skills. The Development Manager will manage, grow, hire, retain, and build a strong engineering team and empower them to deliver a high-quality product in a timely manner.

Key responsibilities

  • Assure the team is fully engaged and productive at all times by knowing the status of each project and assisting employees with prioritization
  • Possess thorough visibility into projects and drive progress considering cross-functional requirements
  • Effectively create and communicate the status of key initiatives across the organization
  • Grow employees and build a strong team by hiring, coaching, guiding, and holding the team accountable to deliver on the business need
  • Lead from the front through hands-on management practices working alongside employees, embedding coaching and feedback consistently
  • Empower team members to listen, think, and then execute on day-to-day objectives considering priorities
  • Perform annual performance cycle management for team members including recommending merit and bonus for employees based on goals and performance
  • Implement and promote the use of standards and best practices within the area of expertise
  • Help team members practice autonomy and accountability
  • Consistently deliver ongoing feedback through 1:1 cycles and other mechanisms of communication
  • Collaborate with other development managers to ensure best practices and strategies are being communicated consistently across functional areas
  • Take initiative to drive product development forward with minimal oversight
  • Drive activity from initiation to completion and take responsibility for ensuring the progress of the team
  • Consider the entire ecosystem broadly and not just individual team responsibilities
  • Ask questions as an excited and motivated member of the team
  • Drive to deliver a great product to customers and users
  • Operate at a granular level to understand the technical details of his/her team in order to resolve obstacles and communicate status
  • Possess a team-oriented mindset
Requirements

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the complexities and needs of managing a software development team
  • A strong track record in successfully leading software development/SaaS teams
  • Inherent knowledge of development processes and best practices to manage multiple software development projects on time and on budget
  • Engineering leadership experience of a broad development portfolio of both established, mature products, as well as new and emerging products
  • Proven track record of success leading development teams in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where management of complex product requirements is a driver of success
  • Experience organizing and/or reorganizing a product development function for growth into highly competitive new markets and product lines where taking advantage of strategic opportunities requires short product life cycles and flexible, adaptable architectures
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering software both on premise and SaaS including the transformation of product development processes to shorten release cycles
  • Proven leadership experience setting the vision and building, leading, and motivating development teams
  • Deep understanding of native app development as well as front-end and back-end technologies
  • The ability to build and foster a culture where the best ideas win, even when they are not yours
 
location: Weston, Massachusetts
job type: Permanent
salary: $150,000 - 170,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Assure the team is fully engaged and productive at all times by knowing the status of each project and assisting employees with prioritization
  • Possess thorough visibility into projects and drive progress considering cross-functional requirements
  • Effectively create and communicate the status of key initiatives across the organization
  • Grow employees and build a strong team by hiring, coaching, guiding, and holding the team accountable to deliver on the business need
  • Lead from the front through hands-on management practices working alongside employees, embedding coaching and feedback consistently
  • Empower team members to listen, think, and then execute on day-to-day objectives considering priorities
  • Perform annual performance cycle management for team members including recommending merit and bonus for employees based on goals and performance
  • Implement and promote the use of standards and best practices within the area of expertise
  • Help team members practice autonomy and accountability
  • Consistently deliver ongoing feedback through 1:1 cycles and other mechanisms of communication
  • Collaborate with other development managers to ensure best practices and strategies are being communicated consistently across functional areas
  • Take initiative to drive product development forward with minimal oversight
  • Drive activity from initiation to completion and take responsibility for ensuring the progress of the team
  • Consider the entire ecosystem broadly and not just individual team responsibilities
  • Ask questions as an excited and motivated member of the team
  • Drive to deliver a great product to customers and users
  • Operate at a granular level to understand the technical details of his/her team in order to resolve obstacles and communicate status
  • Possess a team-oriented mindset
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • SW Manager (5 years of experience is required)
  • Saas (5 years of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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