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Software Development Manager - DG.COM/DataGuru Enterprise

The Role:   

The Software Development Manager will work with and grow a talented team consisting of software developers, business analysts, UI-UX and QA in developing a web version of our Data Guru software. This individual is also responsible for forging strong working relationships across organizational lines in order to ensure the success of the DataGuru.com product as well as all LLamasoft web products.

Job Description:  

  • Drive software delivery by developing the team members and the team processes including software development methodology, deployment strategies, and inter-team and intra-team communication.
  • Drive software usability and UI improvements by working with both UI-UX and Product Management to gather data and react to this data with development improvements.
  • Ensure team member's individual professional development and career track are properly created and maintained. Responsible for your team's employee success, motivating high performers, monitoring, and mentoring team members. Hold team members accountable for meeting goals.
  • Facilitate effective communication and interpersonal relationships within the team, between other Engineering teams and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adapt positively to changing requirements and redeploying team efforts accordingly
  • Maintain and communicate progress on a project plan that delivers on the goals set by the product roadmap.
  • Work with product managers to set priorities, define roadmap and set grounds for team to execute and successfully deliver the goals. Direct management of development engineers, process and quality of software improvements.
  • Drive detailed definition of feature requirements through discussions with product managers and Leadership.
  • Provide weekly status updates for Leadership by having strategic conversations which deliver action items 6-12 months out.
  • Ability to recognize technical needs and recommend suitable technologies.
  • Willingness to tackle any challenge, even if not directly relevant to core competencies.
  • Ability to work cross organizational boundaries with people of different perspectives and experiences.
  • Support company growth by building and maintaining a strong professional network as well as contributing to the recruitment of new employees.

The Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science (or related field) or 8+ years of experience in software development  
  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, changing business environments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Agile (SCRUM) development processes, methodologies, and tools
  • Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies
  • Excellent organizational skills, with extreme attention to detail, accuracy and accountability
  • Highly flexible approach to new environments and working outside your comfort zone

Other helpful experience:

  • Using ETL tools or Data Guru desktop
  • Complex web application development
  • MS SQL server usage in a high availability, high performance environment
  • Taking cloud based products to market
  • Using TFS source control
  • Developing deployment strategies for web products

LLamasoft is an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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