Director Software Development

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DHI Group, Inc.
PHP, agile, story writing, TDD, QA Testing, LAMP stack, AWS, MySQL, Aurora, waterfall
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

What We’re Looking For:

DHI is looking for a highly engaged Director of Software Development for our ClearanceJobs (CJ) brand. You will be leading an Agile software development team and be part of a culture with people who enjoy shared goals and releasing new product features often. You will need equal amounts of technical, business, process and people skills and enjoy coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems

The successful candidate will have a background as a software engineer for several years and ideally have a technical degree. You will need to have a firm grasp of broad range of product development, engineering, and QA methodologies such as Agile, distributed systems, TDD, etc.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead, motivate, and coach software/QA engineers incl. performance management and career development
  • Evolve the team structure & roles, lead the hiring and interview process for new positions
  • Manage delivery of initiatives and sprints based on product roadmap
  • Collaborate with product management and business owners on prioritizing an optimal product roadmap
  • Define and evolve software development methodologies used within the team
  • Manage production support escalations incl. formal incident and problem management
  • Manage staffing and operational budget in collaboration with other business owner and CTO
  • Collaborate with technical operations and architects on continually improving the systems architecture based on the AWS platform and services
  • Work in a fast paced, agile environment, collaborating with peers from around the world.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required, master’s degree desired
  • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience in software development
  • Minimum 3-5 years leading/managing a software development team
  • Experience with the following technologies/tools/techniques:
    • PHP and related frameworks
    • Agile practices; managing backlogs, initiative/sprint burndowns, story writing, etc.
    • TDD
    • QA/testing: creating test suites covering functional and system-level testing with a high degree of automation
    • LAMP stack
    • AWS services: MySQL/Aurora
    • DevOps practices covering automated build & deployment of code and environments
    • Project management based on both waterfall and Agile
  • Collaborate with other technology professionals, with an ability and willingness to share solutions when appropriate
  • Communication skills with many different types of technical and business stakeholders
  • Identify core issues, have honest and direct conversations, and always wanting to do the right thing

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Background Checks Required


Company Information

DHI Group, Inc. is a fast-growing provider of specialized career sites that cater to distinct professional communities. Our mission is to help our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. To learn more about our brands please visit When you become a DHI team member, you join a company that values their loyal and enthusiastic employees by providing them a competitive salary, great benefits, including a 401(k) match, generous paid time off, casual dress, wellness program, fitness club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and more. There’s a reason why we have such great talent retention - our work environment. If you like working at a company where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where you can have both autonomy and support to achieve your goals and where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded, then you should consider DHI.
Dice Id : dhi
Position Id : 098069

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