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Senior Manager, Software Development

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Columbia, Maryland ID# 2018-14580 Regular Full-Time Senior Manager


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The Application Development Senior Manager will lead multiple teams of Software Developers. The Sr. Manager is empowered to establish and implement standards and practices to ensure the highest degree of software quality. The Application Development Sr. Manager works to deliver project results and value to the business and its clients and demonstrates knowledge of all phases of software development life cycle and various techniques for creating a high value quality deliverables. Reports to a Director nd typically has between 5-7 years of management experience, including project and people management. Responsible for setting the strategic direction of the application and recommending technology solutions.


The senior manager will lead a number of transformational initiatives focusing on our online account opening and retail web platforms.



  • Ensure project teams are staffed with appropriate resources at the time of inception
  • Ensure the Application Development staff is engaged throughout software development lifecycle
  • Evaluate performance on a quarterly basis, coaching/mentoring, and assist in creating Individual Development Plans for career growth
  • Forecasting resourcing and staffing needs and effectively utilizing all available resources
  • Develop leadership candidates and succession planning
  • Partner with QA, Architecture, Engineering and Project Management groups on all development activities
  • Oversee and set the direction for the organization, ensuring reliable, secure software with minimal bugs
  • Establish and track metrics related to key performance objectives and service levels including metrics for software quality and security
  • Oversee the execution of multiple projects in a simultaneous environment ensuring deadlines are being met
  • Develop, implement and enforce best practices and operating standards
  • Identify and escalate potential concerns related to project initiatives and recommend viable solutions
  • Advising Directors on shaping strategic goals
  • Stay current with technology and industry best practices to ensure that skill set/knowledge base remains broad and current
  • Maintain proficiency with Application Security requirements and best practices


  • Must have Agile and Application Development management experience
  • Prior experience as an software developer preferred
  • 7+ years leading IT organizations in a fast-paced application development environment.
  • Experience managing multiple teams with 8+ staff
  • Demonstrated use and knowledge of various quality programs/standards (TQM, ISO, Application Security, etc.)
  • Experience with overseeing multiple complex projects and initiatives
  • Experience in the brokerage industry/financial background experience is a plus.
  • Experience with contributing to strategic divisional or corporate goals
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Ability to influence others
  • 4 year college degree
  • 7+ years related work experience
  • Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of requirements listed above

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