Director of Software Development (Benefit Technology)

Lee Shipman & Providence Technology Solutions are hiring a Director of Software Development for a benefit technology vendor.  Our client is seeking to hire candidates in a permanent capacity or as a contract-to-hire.  This role is based in Northern California.  See responsibilities and required experience below:

Examples of Duties

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Software Development Department
  • Directly supervise a team of skilled professionals, developing design specifications for software development projects, project management, managing budgets and schedules, vendor management, managing technology infrastructure, and business analysis.
  • Participate in business development activities such as analyzing client / vendor technology requirements, making recommendations to the organization as to future development efforts, and participating in operational and strategic planning.
  • Meet with internal departments, clients, vendors, etc. to gather information and analyze business needs / requirements
  • Create software design specifications
  • Estimate timelines and durations of projects
  • Monitor the progress of software development projects
  • Supervise the work quality and quantity of employees
  • Assess infrastructure needs, coordinate acquisition and deployment of hardware resources
  • Manage a department budget and project budgets
  • Participate in management meetings and contribute to strategic planning and decision making

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years senior level leadership experience in an environment, including direct supervision / management of software development teams
  • Minimum 3-5 years software development project management experience
  • Minimum 5 years software development experience in an environment
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, or Application Development, or related discipline.

Expected Technical Expertise

  • Required:
    • C#,, WCF, Linq,, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, HTML/CSS, IIS, XML, Biztalk, SAML, extensive experience with one or more project management systems (Project, OnTime, Rally, Gemini, etc.)
  • Desirable:
    • nHibernate/Castle, ColdFusion, Telerik Controls, Telerik Reports, SSIS, MVC, HTML5/CSS3, EDI, X509

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to research and gather technical information for the creation of software design specifications
  • Ability to effectively estimate timelines and durations of technical projects
  • Ability to accurately determine hardware resource needs, and make related recommendations
  • Ability to effectively assess risk and reward associated with strategic and operational decisions
  • Technical writing expertise, including the ability to effectively compose complex technical requirements such as software design specifications
  • Ability to effectively communicate about business, operational, and organizational issues equally effectively with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical personnel about technical concepts
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of business productivity software platforms such as those that would be used to accomplish the above noted items
  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of project management systems such as Project, OnTime, Gemini, Rally, or other similar platforms
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and tasks in a deadline-sensitive environment
  • Ability to effectively remain organized under pressure of high volume workload

Resumes can be sent to

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Posted in Benefits Technology, Direct Hire, lee shipman charleston, LeeShipman, providence technology, Providence Technology Solutions, Software Development
One comment on “Director of Software Development (Benefit Technology)
  1. James says:

    This looks like a position I could do well.

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