Senior Application Development Manager - Strategy & Innovation

Apex Systems  •  Blacksburg, VA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Internet Services

$100K - $150K
Posted on 09/13/17 by Tia Bracken
Apex Systems
Blacksburg, VA
8 - 10 years experience
Internet Services
$100K - $150K
Posted on 09/13/17 Tia Bracken

Are you looking for an opportunity that will utilize both your technical background, strategic mindset and passion for process? Our client is seeking a senior App Dev Manager who loves technology, enjoys innovation and can bring a new point of view to an existing team.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Build and nurture a cohesive and powerful team of top notch software developers
  • Lead the integration of Quality Engineering directly into the product development process
  • Collaborate with Product Management to ensure clearly define user stories, product definition and acceptance criteria
  • Implement appropriate development methodologies (i.e., SCRUM/Agile/Kanban), best practices, documentation, and tools
  • Drive an improvement in velocity to speed time to market for our new products
  • Assess and communicate risks based on complexity, resource and timeline constraints
  • Reporting regular status to Engineering and Product Management
  • Champion and improve our continuous integration and deployment within and across teams



  • 5+ years management experience overall, 2+ years experience managing development when critical product features were being delivered by other teams or companies, requiring significant communication and coordination
  • 7+ years total software experience, comprising:
  • 3+ years experience in a manager role (people management)
  • 3+ years as a software developer with significant technical contributions
  • Proven ability to build relationships, collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams across product line boundaries
  • Proven track record in implementing agile methodologies and delivering shipping product
  • Calm, steady demeanor during stressful and complex situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, interpersonal, and time management skills , proven ability to delegate tasks to smaller teams to get results
  • Proven ability to mentor team leads and team leads/junior managers to be effective , the ability to accomplish results through managing junior managers is essential
  • Working experience utilizing Continuous Integration/Deployment concepts and streamlined delivery of code

Highly DesiredExperience/Skills:

  • Familiarity with advanced software/testing methodologies such as TDD
  • Familiarity with designing systems to intrinsically support Quality and Performance Testing
  • Experience working in cloud computing
  • Experience with monitoring systems and approaches
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