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Senior Software Development Manager - software / qa / dba / etc - job employment

City: Phoenix
Date: 10 Apr 2019
Category: Software / QA / DBA

AUL is the premier vehicle service contract administrator in the United States. The reason is simple; our people. Since 1990 AUL has established a culture of excellence, teamwork and integrity. These qualities manifest into not only superior customer service, but AUL customer service! Now is the time to learn more about our culture and become part of our team and tradition. We have an immediate opening for a Senior Software Development Manager.

The Software Development Manager is responsible for the management of the in-house software development team and the coordination/collaboration with the outsource firms, the position is responsible for planning, designing, developing, testing, and maintaining the required functionality requested by the business.

Key Responsibilities:

• Direct staff in the development, analysis, and preparation of reports
• Conduct interviews, hire new staff, train and evaluate work
• Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews
• Mentor and advise, promote employees, set pay and terminate employees
• Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
• Collaborate with the Project Management Office (PMO)
• Knowledge of project management principles and apply company approved methodology
• Prioritize and coordinate activities of project team members
• Participate as a project team member
• Identify project issues, and communicate progress and obstacles to sponsors and/or management
• Ensures that project remains on schedule, or revises schedules as required with the appropriate consultation, approvals and communication
• Handles multiple tasks and projects, concurrently
• Participate in cost/benefit analysis
• Demonstrate ability to lead/coordinate medium size projects independently and to assist in large projects (greater than 500 hours) under the direction of a project manager

Technical / Education / Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in MIS – required
• Understanding of the SDLC framework – required
• Experience with release management – required
• Strong working knowledge of .Net C# , WPF and WC
• Experience with Entity framework, LINQ and Microsoft SQL Server as backend – required
• Good understanding of MEF – required
• Understanding and usage of MVVM design pattern
• Strong working knowledge of advanced design principles that facilitate maintainability, reuse, and clarity of design
• Good understanding of TFS – required
• Experience with Gemini framework – a plus
• Project Management Professional (PMP) – a plus
• Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – a plus
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – a plus

Required Experience:
• 5+ years managing in-house software development teams
• Management of development teams, including on-shore, near-shore, and off-shore
• Lead in house development efforts for in house built software
• Management of third party development partners
• Experience managing third party vendors from RFP to selection, to integration into the SDLC and
continuous management
• Experience working with multiple vendors to in the product delivery
• Effective written and verbal communication
• Active listening skills
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