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Cloud Software Development Manager

Company: Command Alkon
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

About Command Alkon Command Alkon is bringing innovative technologies and systems to the concrete, asphalt and building materials industry globally. Our technology helps our customers improve the efficiency and quality of the foundation of where we live, work and play. What we do best is combine next-gen technologies with over 40 years of industry expertise. We are not a here today; gone tomorrow software company, we will be here for a long time and a good foundation for your career. like concrete. As the Cloud Development Manager at Command Alkon you will have the opportunity to impact the world in which you live, work and play We are looking for someone who can help lead efforts on a top organizational priority to deliver cloud based applications in the Heavy Building Materials ecosystem. Someone who has experience in SaaS based software delivery and knows how to prioritize application development goals in a way that is conducive for scalability and maintainability. Someone who is a strong relationship builder, enjoys mentorship, and has the technical experience to earn the respect of the team you serve. The ideal Cloud Development Manager will primarily spend their efforts to ensure product, processes, and people work in harmony to enable a team of high performing individual contributors to consistently deliver high quality software. We want someone who will enjoy working alongside multiple cross-functional agile teams, the Director of Product Development, Enterprise Architects, Product Managers, and DevOps teams, to ensure that application development needs are being accounted for and prioritized alongside other organizational goals. What you will do: People: Inspire a culture of empowerment, product ownership, respect, and transparency Coach a team of 15 direct reports to set and work towards their individual career goals Build a high performing engineering team by engaging in hiring and on-boarding new members to the team Define a set of values and processes alongside HR teams to find, attract, and retain top cloud application engineering talent Cultivate interpersonal relationships with team members and other stakeholders to recognize problems early and create actionable plans to alleviate them Network with local Birmingham technical groups to begin establishing Command Alkons presence as a desirable place of employment for the next generation of technical employees Product: Engage with product teams to define actionable backlog items and realistic product roadmaps that take into account development team constraints, technical debt, and individual contributor strengths Provide technical guidance to team members, contribute to application architecture decisions, and find time for deep-dive code reviews to stay familiar with the application stack and problems the team is facing Manage changes in product priority and balance their impact on ongoing development efforts Estimate engineering workloads and identify future hiring needs to help scale product development in a way that increases product delivery without compromising quality or user experience Understand and communicate business goals to team members to increase their buy-in and motivation to delivering quality software Maintain a behavior of continual learning to be more effective when coaching team members and to understand unfamiliar technologies, tools, and systems Process: Champion an agile CULTURE where team members feel a sense of ownership and accountability to deliver applications that deliver the correct business solutions Collaborate with active team scrum masters to make sure sprint goals are clearly understood and processes are appropriate to help the team achieve its goals Mature engineering teams towards up-to-date development practices, tools, and code quality practices (code reviews, testing, supportability) Align product inputs, development bandwidth, and QA towards common goals and deliverables Work with scrum master to deliver multi-team metric reporting both to higher level stakeholders AND the development team, that will provide useful, actionable insights Advocate for team needs to higher level stakeholders to ensure problems are being surfaced and accounted for in long term plans Facilitate open and honest team discussions towards establishing consensus while drawing on the teams diverse experiences and perspectives What you will bring: Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent degree/experience; MBA or Master in Computer Science is preferred Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing agile development teams 5 years of involvement/management of cloud based product development Experience in contributing to technical conversations, decisions, strategies and review code Experience with a broad mix of technologies including a strong subset of: Microservices, Java, NoSQL, AWS Web Services, React/Angular. Experience in distributed architecture, SOA and platform concepts Experience in quality practices, techniques and tools at all layers of the stack Preferred: AWS server-less development experience Experience practicing Test/or Behavior Driven Development Experience with high availability, high scale and performance systems Experience with Jira and Confluence Experience building multi-tenant cloud based software is a strong plus Why work for Command Alkon? Command Alkon, voted one of Birminghams Best Places to Work in 2016, 2017 and 2018 , is the global leader for over 40 years in integrated technology solutions for the concrete and heavy building materials industry because of the committed relationship we have with our employees and our customers. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Command Alkon has over 600 employees worldwide with offices in Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Utah, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, India and the Netherlands. For more information about us and our products, visit http://www.commandalkon.com . Command Alkon strives to be an employer of choice, offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes: Employee Recognition Programs Casual dress code Generous family medical and dental insurance plans Company-paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability insurance 401(k) Matching Program Tuition Reimbursement Program Free soft drinks and hot beverages Find out more at http://www.commandalkon.com/careers/ Command Alkon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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