Manager, Software Development

Kansas City, Missouri Delivery - Modern Application Development Full Time

The Manager, Software Development will lead a team of 8-10 Software Engineers through the design, development and enhancement of several high profile software applications. As part of the Engineering Department, the Manager will collaborate with Architects, Project Managers and other team Managers to ensure optimized delivery of software applications and solutions. As a technical leader, the Development Manager will have a very strong technical background as well as extensive experience leading large and highly technical projects

General Description & Responsibilities

  • Lead Valorem’s Software Engineering team, acting as a mentor, lead and coordinator 
  • Provide direct performance management of team members through 1:1 meetings, regular communication with project teams and formal performance reviews 
  • Be responsible for new talent evaluation, acquisition and onboarding 
  • Guide and oversee the professional development of team members through coaching and training 
  • Maintain the applicable Microsoft Competency designations for the team as part of individual and group training plans 
  • Coordinate with the Architecture and other technical teams to define and implement the latest software technologies within the team  
  • Manage the technical assets for multiple projects as a cross functional technical lead 
  • Assist in new business development and presales through the development of proposals, SOW’s and RFP’s. 
  • Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • 10+ years in the software industry 
  • 5+ years of software development, preferably in the Microsoft technology stack: 
  • C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server, WCF 
  • OOAD, SOA 
  • Web development 
  • 5+ years of experience leading technical teams and managing technical resources 
  • Experience performing direct personnel management, including resource allocation, performance evaluation, and budget management 
  • Experienced with source code management and promotion is preferred 
  • Experience or knowledge of unit test methodologies is preferred   
  • Proficient with common office applications, including: MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Lync) 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation) 
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups  
  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, for both yourself and team members 
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring for the personal and professional development of team members 
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business administration related field highly preferred 
  • Masters of Business Administration highly preferred 
  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Manager, Software Development