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Creative Chaos- Software Development Manager

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Software Development Manager / Full Stack Solutions Architect

 

Location: Boston, MA

 

Description:

This is a senior software development manager / solutions architect role. As a technical leader, you will be required to:

 

* Help out with pre-sales discussions around technical requirements & scope

 

* Act as a business analyst and solutions architect to help design web and mobile applications using modern architectures and frameworks while experimenting with newer technologies and tools.

 

* Collaborate with development teams and architects experienced with these newer technologies to ensure solution alignment with technical architecture, business plans and execution strategy.

 

* Lead the technical conversations between the client and internal teams (designers, developers, QA) and make sure there is alignment.

 

* Design, architect and review code to make sure it follows best practices and standards. Conduct internal trainings to improve the quality and output. Take responsibility to improve process efficiency and effectiveness.

 

* Manage remote teams and holding them  accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

 

* Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

 

 

Expertise:

Must have expertise buildings web / mobile apps on:

- Ruby, React, Redux

- iOS & Android Apps

- AWS

- Git

 

Ideal candidate will have a lot of diverse experience with some development expertise on PHP, Java or .Net

 

Qualifications:

Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
Understanding of different technology frameworks and tools for web and mobile e.g Ruby, Ionic, AWS, GIT, Invision etc. 
A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 4+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. 
Experience overseeing multiple projects with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
Balanced business/technical background:
 

Highly technical background to provide credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

 

Skills Required:

BA or BS or equivalent experience is required;
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
 

Agile Project Management tools such as Jira, Pivotal Tracker, Basecamp, Trello etc.
Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

 

 

Creative Chaos is a leading innovation delivery agency. We help startups and enterprises with full life-cycle technology development and product innovation.  The company is headquartered in San Francisco with a global delivery network of over 300+ full time associates. Creative Chaos is privately held and has been profitable ever since since its founding in 2000.

 

 

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