Director of Software Development

KForce   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 52 days ago


Kforce has a client in search of a Director of Software Development in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee system design, development, and system maintenance of multiple platforms; manage and/or conduct technical design, testing, implementation, control and maintenance of applications
  • Director of Software Development will provide technical oversight and leadership to critical client and account applications including our new digital offering and existing brokerage integrations as well as replications to our supporting forms and ticketing systems
  • Our ideal candidate will oversee system design, development, and system maintenance as well as manage the team to deliver against project commitments and service levels
  • Communicate with technical peers, such as database designers, Business Systems Analysts, business/user group contacts as well as senior executive team members in both setting and executing on the rollout of commission and license related initiatives
  • Act as the key contact with vendors and suppliers
  • Partner with the Architectural team to ensure architecture guidelines have been followed in the design and specifications of the assigned projects/systems and that there is appropriate adherence to the systems development lifecycle
  • Manage staff to ensure alignment of departmental activities with organizational goals
  • Coordinate resources and activities to achieve maximum expense control and productivity
  • Identify and resolve issues
  • Establish, implement, and review department policies and procedures
  • Provide recommendations on pay, performance management, employment and staffing decisions
  • Manage consultants and vendors to ensure adherence to plans and contractual commitments
  • Prepare appropriate documentation to ensure clear project definition and execution
  • Partner with the Project Management Office to ensure timely and accurate time and expense reporting as well as schedule adherence


  • BS degree is required; MS degree is a plus
  • At least 8 - 12+ years of progressive application design/development experience, inclusive of at least 5 years managing projects and supervising staff of at least 6 - 8 developers
  • Financial responsibility of project and/or area operating budget
  • Ability to utilize project development methodology tools; perform cost benefit analysis and economic feasibility studies; manage across multiple systems
  • Technical management background, ability to match business plans with cost effective technical solutions
  • Knowledge of the system development life cycle and object-oriented methodologies and approaches
  • Participate in requirement gathering sessions and skillful in identifying nonfunctional technology requirements
  • This person will have to have experience reviewing/Programming code; checking for defects so that he can direct/coach the team members
  • Experience working in a Java/J2EE environment is required
  • Strong experience with Java at a middleware level; RESTful/SQL are important
  • Strong experience in ETL processes and accustomed to mergers/acquisitions; ability to take and merge the data from the companies they are acquiring and integrating it into AG
  • Able to manage team interaction between core application development teams located throughout the world
  • Experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies is a plus
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal
  • Leadership, management and coaching

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."

JobID: 1764079-WQG