Position at NAPA Auto Parts
The Software Development Senior Manager provides technology leadership in the area of custom Java development for one of our key store systems application. This individual will lead a team that provides functionality that encompasses data science to determine what inventory should be stocked in our NAPA stores. In this role, the Senior Manager is responsible for leading his/her team and ensuring they have the vision, tools and training to be successful in an Agile, DevOps environment which includes maintaining and improving that platform. This role will work with other Senior Managers, Architects and developers to provide a best in class solutions for NAPA store systems.
The Software Development Senior Manager will ensure peer reviews of analysis, technical design, code, and unit test scripts are executed. Additionally, he or she is responsible for managerial and administrative functions of one or more development teams. Furthermore, this role is expected to engage in design and architecture discussions, and to actively participate in estimating, tasking, implementation efforts and status updates.
He/she is responsible for ensuring that the overall solution design meets business requirements, conforms to industry best practices, is cohesive across disciplines and is a cost effective solution. As a result, this role will work closely with key departmental management and business stakeholders across the organization. Therefore, the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all levels of leadership and staff within the organization is a key priority in this role.
This position is expected to have direct report which includes contract resources.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (Essential Functions):
Work with project and business analyst leads to develop and clarify in-depth technical requirements.
Work with senior management to establish technical soundness of the solutions.
Use and improve the productivity of the development processes.
Lead design and architecture discussions.
Work with management to estimate the level of effort, resource needs, and project duration.
Establish and enforce coding standards.
Evaluate tools and technologies and establish technology standards
Provide technical leadership, clarity and direction for on-site and offshore development teams.
Implementation of APG Business Strategy
Implementation of APG IT approved Software Development Life Cycle policies and procedures
Establishes and tracks personnel performance metrics
Provide APG a competitive advantage with high performing technology
Participate in technology Roadmap development
Accountable for client relationship for external and internal customers and responsible for directing the following work efforts:
Internal relationship management related to other team leads, Business & IT directors, and executive level management
Vendor Relationship Management (i.e., onshore/ offshore support)
May have external relationships related to technical software product vendors
Determine software development solutions meet pre-defined business requirements, functional designs, and architectural design documents
Develop flowcharts, diagrams to illustrate sequence of steps and describe logical operations
Oversees resources who develop/modify code, develop unit tests, and conduct unit test as per test plans for less complex tasks
Compliance with APG prioritization and governance decisions
Work with team of Application, Integration, Systems and enterprise architects to implement solutions
Ensuring streamlined application releases on a predetermined agreed to schedule
Providing technical leadership, clarity and direction for on-site, offshore and vendor teams
Ensures technical standards and architecture designs are followed
DevOps experience or related experience with gradually increasing responsibilities and a demonstrated understanding of DevOps and technical quality control processes, artifacts and tools
A track record as a coach, mentor, and developer of talent
An ability to drive to big picture goals and milestones while valuing and maintaining a strong attention to detail
An ability to quickly identify and drive to the optimal solution when presented with a series of constraints
Demonstrated ability in people management, strategic planning, risk management, change management, and project management
Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Experience working with quality management approaches, techniques, and principles
Full understanding of software development lifecycle best practices with focus on Agile methodologies
Self-motivated individual that possesses excellent time management and organizational skills
Strong cross-functional collaboration skills, relationship building skills, and ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships
Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level
Full understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and Object Oriented Programming
Strong background in full lifecycle development using multiple platforms or languages
Ability to interact with Management and Software Developers, onsite and offshore.
Knowledge in Java/J2EE architecture and development.
Experience in managing software development teams with multiple systems and integration points
Ability to interact at a technical and non-technical level with Infrastructure, Network, Development, BA and Architecture teams.
7+ Years leading complex software and hardware implementation solutions
5+ years’ experience supervising (completing performance reviews) and managing work efforts
2+ years’ experience in vendor management and remote development teams
Relational databases (Oracle or SQL Server)
Web services and other integration concepts
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), including facilitation and team leadership skills
Must be comfortable working in ambiguous and/or stressful situations
Must be self-motivated and know when to seek guidance
Flexibility, ability to change priorities quickly, and capacity to handle multiple tasks
Ability to learn new tools and technologies
Exposure to predictive and statistical analysis is plus
Ability to work independently and in a team
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
BS or BA degree in a related field required, unless there is significant, relevant work experience.
This role will work closely with key departmental, management and project stakeholders across the organization. Therefore, the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all levels of management and staff within the organization is a key priority in this role.
This role will lead software developers and/or consultant resources and carries supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Corporate and the IT organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include: interviewing, training employees, planning, assigning and reviewing work of software developers (onsite/offshore), provide input on the quality and performance of development resources to the management.
Regular, full-time position
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.