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Software Development Manager

Think Company is looking for a Software Development Manager (or Director) to support our growing team--come and think with us!

Think Company’s Development Team Philosophy: Think Company's developers are passionate about crafting code that is as beautiful and as elegant as our designs. We believe in web standards, progressive enhancement, and accessibility. We aim to build an open and faster web while delivering real value to our clients. We are a team of individuals with diverse skills who love learning and sharing knowledge.

The Software Development Manager is entrusted with the care of a team of talented web developers/consultants (8-12 people). We’re looking for someone who is comfortable mentoring and coaching people to help them grow as both developers and consultants. The ideal candidate has experience fostering a healthy, productive environment by building strong relationships; recruiting and onboarding and holding their team members accountable. We’re looking for someone who’s still able to ensure that our team’s work consistently meets our coding and quality standards, and who can provide hands-on support in coding or testing work from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Live our Core Values and encourage others to do the same
  • Provide consistent, valuable feedback to direct reports, maintaining high performance and morale; ensure direct reports keep current with technological developments in the industry
  • Assist team members correctly interpret project requirements, write understandable code and documentation, provide feedback on technical direction/architecture, etc.
  • Participate in departmental recruiting, hiring, and onboarding activities
  • Work with other developers and project team leaders to ensure projects are appropriately staffed to leverage our team's bandwidth and skillset
  • Collaborate with department VP and other leadership team members to find ways of maintaining and improving departmental performance and delivery
  • Lead or participate in internal initiatives, sales activities, etc.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a technology team leader and/or people manager
  • Emotionally intelligent and self-aware; patient and sensitive in dealing with people; possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to build positive working relationships with direct reports, as well as others throughout the organization; comfortable working with cross-disciplinary teams and with organizations of various sizes
  • Displays good judgment and efficient decision making; knows when to call out and/or escalate concerns and risks and accompanies those with potential solutions
  • Understands the modern web development landscape; able to actively participate in coding and/or testing activities as needed, as well as able to assist direct reports with problem-solving, debugging, and/or code reviews

This is a full-time position based in the Philadelphia region. This role reports to the SVP of Technology. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter or statement of interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Think Company

Think Company is an experience design consultancy that provides research, user experience design, and software development services to Fortune 500 clients in a wide range of industries. Think Company has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal for three years in a row.

Think Company is dedicated to greater diversity and inclusion within our own organization and provides equal opportunity to people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, abilities, incomes, marital statuses, ages, philosophies, disabilities, and veteran statuses.
 

Perks

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance; 401 (k); paid time off; and individual training budgets
  • Regular company outings and hosts to local meetups like CTO School and UX Book Club, plus two PTO days to volunteer for the cause of your choice
  • Awesome teammates who are committed to growing skills and sharing knowledge
  • Inspiring, creative workspaces in Conshohocken, PA and Center City Philadelphia: both with easy access to public transportation and within walking distance of great restaurants
     

Recruiters and staffing companies NEED NOT contact us and DO NOT have permission to contact candidates on our behalf.

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