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Director of Software Development

Posted: 12/21/2018

Location: Louisville, KY

Employment: Full Time

ABOUT THE JOB: The Director of Web Software role at LEAP Agency is a senior managerial position that focuses on building, growing and mentoring a team of cross-disciplinary developers. The Director of Software Development's primary task will be to lead complex technical projects.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Deep practical engineering experience in implementing, leading and delivering significant technology projects.
  • A holistic technology understanding including front-end, backend, dev-ops & quality assurance with Enterprise product knowledge.
  • The ability to strategically build, develop and coach a diverse and talented workforce on an individual and project team level.
  • Absolute commitment to continuous learning and innovation, fostering a collaborative work environment based on extensive knowledge sharing.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills that allow for successful execution of recruiting, career management and cross discipline collaboration responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in applying agile practices such as SCRUM or Kanban for technical delivery.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategic project leadership providing guidance and direction to both clients and internal teams.
  • Managing project success on all development projects to help meet budgets, deadlines and client goals.
  • Department hiring, retention, training and performance reviews.
  • Responsibility for developing department processes, tools and operations.
  • Participate in proposal generation, project planning, feature scoping, level of effort estimation, and delivery methodology tasks in both the business development and initial client engagement phases.
  • Develop and maintain technical requirements specifications and software architecture documentation and diagrams throughout the engagement.
  • Provide proactive thought leadership, domain expertise, and strategic problem solving to the project team throughout the design and development life cycle.
  • Travel 15% / Client Meetings 20% / New Business Development 25%

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree is required. Bachelors in Web Design/Development, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Communication or related field a plus.
  • 8-10 years of hands on web development experience, preferably within a creative team or agency environment.
  • 3+ years of leadership experience on a development team.
  • Experience with Azure, Sitefinity, Kentico, Drupal, WordPress, Xamarin and Microsoft Development Stack.
  • Experience with consumer-facing web-based applications.
  • Desire to lead innovation in the industry.
  • Experience winning new business.
  • Proven leadership skills with a clear passion to inspire great creative work and obtain high standards of both creativity and productivity.
  • Ability to develop employees through training, mentorship and goal setting.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices web development, usability and accessibility.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to successfully take digital projects through their full life cycle.

ABOUT US: LEAP is a digitally-focused creative agency, and our goal is simple: Do the smartest, most creative work; collaborate with the best people; and have the most fun while doing it. If you're talented, hard-working and nice, let's create awesome things together! We have a smart team, a healthy work-life balance and a relaxed office environment.

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