Software Development Manager

Gravity IT Resources

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Job Title: Software Development Manager

Location: Hybrid (Tampa, FL)

Job Type: Direct Hire/Permanent

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Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly

Position Overview

You will manage a team of developers to help us create the next generation of innovative solutions while also enhancing and optimizing our existing systems and applications. Providing day-to-day management and development for your team, you will manage projects to ensure seamless delivery, implementation, support, and issue resolution.  Using your knowledge and experience with the technology you will help guide our organization to implement solutions that will move us forward and keep us ahead of the competition.

Our client is a leading global transportation services provider, operating and maintaining more than 400,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 3,000 locations in North America, Australia, and Asia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direction and day-to-day management of development staff to ensure that any roadblocks are removed, and developers/teams are successfully moving forward
  • Make sure that development projects are prioritized, scheduled, and completed according to business need
  • Foster collaboration by leading regular meetings and communicating with process owners, product managers, agile teams, IT groups, and other stakeholders to negotiate priority and timelines while managing resources required to get the job done
  • Hire new associates, conduct performance reviews, guide, and mentor their career development
  • Ensure on-time and defect-free delivery of applications in accordance with Penske standards
  • Ensure technical leads follow the PDP (Penske Development Process) and maintain management reporting
  • Responsibilities for multiple systems, agile teams, and cross-functional projects
  • Other projects, teams, and responsibilities as assigned by the manager 
  • Follow IT practices in security, licensing, source code management, incident management, and following architectural standards
  • Coach and mentor associates. Develop team members to increase value to the organization
  • Reduce complexity in the environment and Identify future opportunities for system enhancement and value generation

Required Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math or Information Systems or equivalent development experience
  • 10+ years of development experience with 3+ years leading/supervising multiple IT projects through the full SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) including prior work defining complex application architecture and integration with multi-tiered systems
  • Strong leadership and people management skills with the ability to build and grow teams of highly motivated, deeply technical, productive software engineers preferably in an Agile environment
  • Significant functional experience (8+ years) with core Technologies and Architectures – Java Enterprise Technologies, Spring Boot, Spring Frameworks, Restful Web services, SOA, Angular, HTML/CSS, SQL, DB2/Oracle 
  • Experience in leading teams in custom development, evaluating, selecting, integrating, and implementing application software (package) solutions when appropriate
  • Strong interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Able to communicate highly technical concepts in a clear/concise manner to non-technical individuals
  • Experience prioritizing technology needs within set budget requirements
  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools
  • Strong experience with Agile / DevOps approaches or methodologies
  • Have strong knowledge of Integration technologies like Spring Integration Framework, API Management, Micro-services
  • Expertise in leading the architecture, design & implementation of highly complex data integrations and data services by utilizing technologies such as Spring Boot, Angular, DB2/Oracle.
  • Advanced experience in working with the various IT teams to build and implement a scalable architecture for relevant software solutions
  • Full fluency and expert-level knowledge in systems/languages applicable to the role


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