Software Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager in Charlottesville, VA

Posted 2020-02-03

Morton is seeking a Software Development Manager for our client in Charlottesville, VA. This position requires strong PHP development and software development management experience with a primary focus on performing and managing backend development activities, LAMP stack, custom platform. Manages the design, development, and implementation of platform systems and their improvement initiatives.


Identifies innovative and creative solutions to meet both internal and external customers' application needs.
Educates internal and external customers on how platform can be leveraged for business value and growth.
Facilitates the development of process and requirements for new technology initiatives.
Manages the work of internal and external development teams, including planning, risk mitigation, resource and timeline forecasting, and overall delivery.
Serves as liaison between internal teams and leadership to identify and implement platform improvements.
Promotes modern agile/iterative work processes to teams and management to focus on true customer value, continuous and rapid improvement.
Establishes performance metrics and measurement criteria for internal and external service processes, emphasizing improving overall service responsiveness, capacity and capability.
Develops, tracks and reports metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for the team relative to all on-going projects and other special initiatives.
Drives operational efficiencies through oversight of continuous improvement/lean initiatives relating to development processes.
Manages third party providers, defining work, drafting Statements of Work (SOWs), monitoring performance, evaluating results, and tracking cost and timelines.
Designs, develops, tests, and validates workflow, process controls, unit testing across dev teams.
Manages migration to production.
Train and mentor teammates on platform functionality, operations, and formal continuous improvement methodologies through implementation and go-live processes.
Manages creation and updates to documentation in accordance with best practices.
Develops standards, policies and procedures to guide developers and technical support personnel.
Utilizes technical expertise to support sales team throughout the sales process, demonstrating the application and technical services options available. Augments the sales team during the sales process as required.
Leads multiple projects, is a hands-on developer and oversees other developers to ensure that specifications are met.

10+ Years of LAMP stack development
Application Development Management Experience
Significant PHP strength and ability to rapidly learn new frameworks is important
JavaScript, JSON, HTML, XML and ability to understand different markup languages
Data handling and basic SQL experience
Web application development and implementation experience
Results-oriented with attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Drive to learn and improve PHP and development skill set
AWS technologies

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