Software Development Manager

Company Name:
POLITICO is a nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, most in-depth coverage of the White House, Congress, politics and policy.
Roles & Responsibilities
POLITICO is seeking a software development manager to lead, guide and manage a team of software developers in architecture, planning, development, testing, and deployment of enterprise software products and systems.
The ideal candidate will:
- Work with product owners and stakeholders to understand, gather and refine requirements.
- Translate the business needs and vision into technology solutions that scale technically and operationally across all the properties.
- Set short-term and long-term goals and manage day-to day activities of development teams within an Agile/Scrum environment.
- Report on status of development, quality, operations and performance to internal stakeholders.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
- 8+ years of experience in application development and integration (building products end to end).
- 5+ years of experience managing people, leading teams and owning products.
- Knowledge of PHP 5.3+, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Ajax, MySQL, MongoDB and Web Development.
- Knowledge of design patterns and how to build scalable applications.
- Strong analytical, product and project management skills.
- Ability to excel in a fast moving, high visibility environment working with new technologies and facing new challenges daily.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Masters in Computer Science or a related technical discipline.
- Proven track record of managing product development teams on complex web or mobile development
- Experience identifying, hiring and developing top talent.
- Demonstrated ability to create, manage, and drive project plans.
- Strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly and have a consistent track record of delivery.
- Strong background in Agile Development Methodologies (Scrum)
- Experience in large-scale and high-volume news media applications.
To apply:
Send a rsum, cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience, and contact information for three references to with this in the subject line: Software Development Manager
Equal Opportunity
POLITICO, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veterans status or any other reason prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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