Software Development Manager

4 weeks ago
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WorkWave is currently seeking a Software Development Manager in Holmdel, NJ, to lead a Field Service Software Development Team.  This is an exciting opportunity for a player/coach who is able to make a strong technical contribution with SW development, and enjoys leading the efforts of others. This leadership role requires, preferably, at least 10 years of related technical experience in software development, with at least 5 of them in a management/leadership role.


  • Scoping: you’ll be in charge of the scope validation, in collaboration with other departments such as Product, Quality, and Support.
  • Planning / Estimation: you’ll be driving the process of effort estimation and planning for the SW implementation initiatives.
  • Agile / SCRUM / Process control: you’ll be the owner of the process definition, implementation and tuning for the SW development matters and reporting of velocity,  backlog management and other development metrics.
  • Managing relationships: you’ll be the main point of contact for the SW Development Team across the whole organization, ensuring an effective communication.
  • Technology & Tool Scouting / Selection: you’ll supervise and coordinate the technology and tools scouting processes, helping executives in the decisional process.
  • Quality Assurance / Automated Testing: you’ll be in close contact with the Quality department, defining quality metrics and supporting the quality assurance process.
  • Deployment / DevOps / Release Management: you’ll collaborate with the DevOps Team, ensuring a successful delivery phase for the SW development initiatives.
  • Administrative functions: you’ll be part of the Budget definition process.
  • Team management / Staffing / Mentoring: as a manager, you’ll be in charge of monitoring team performance, recruit and mentor team members, and liaise between cross-functional teams.


  • 8 or more years of experience in the Software Development workspace
  • 5 or more years in a management/leadership position
  • Highly motivated, organized, and able to support multiple initiatives
  • High-level knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Experience working on Agile (Scrum) teams, and/or in a DevOps organization, is very helpful
  • Understanding of Cloud/SaaS delivery using tools such as Git, TeamCity, Octopus, AWS
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, and professional business demeanor
  • Technology passionate
  • Process mindset, able to develop and improve process in order to support quality applications
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science preferred or equivalent
  • PMP, PMI-ACP or similar certification is a plus


We value people who are smart, passionate and get things done.  Fit is the most important criteria for us when hiring. We can always find “good technicians” but finding “good technicians” who can succeed in our environment is absolutely critical. So, when we say “fit,” what does that mean to us? To “fit” at WorkWave you must be:

  • Intellectually Curious and Passionate: You love figuring out what the problem is and finding a way to fix it. You enjoy coming to work each day and have a positive energy that the organization can see and feel.
  • Empathetic and Respectful: You truly appreciate other’s perspectives. You put yourself in others shoes and go out of your way to ensure that all perspectives are heard and understood before decisions are taken.
  • Team Player: You’re willing to jump in and help whenever and wherever needed by the team. Your goal is to find ways to provide value rather than call attention to your individual performance.
  • Analytical: You use data as a guide in your decision-making. You’re able to understand what data is needed, to parse that data in ways that provide key insights and summarize it for the team so that it can be used to drive the intended decisions.
  • Get Things Done: Once you’ve determined the key elements of the problem, you solve it and figure out how to most effectively put that solution in place. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves, take responsibility and make things happen as an individual contributor but also know how to drive your team to do the same. Once you start them, you like to finish things, not just “checking the box” but making sure that they get done and done right.
  • Willing to Make Mistakes and Intellectually Honest When You Do: You are not afraid to make mistakes and, when you do, you admit them, learn from them and ensure they don’t get repeated in the future. Placing blame and spending time pointing fingers is not part of your DNA…learning enough to make sure we don’t repeat the mistake is.
  • Customer Centric: You have a strong empathy for the customer, wanting to deliver quality results to make customers raving fans.  You seek out knowledge to understand a situation before you start researching or development, ensuring the most accurate and effective results for the end user.


Why work for WorkWave?

Voted one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey, WorkWave is unique in that it has a large, established base of loyal customers but also has enormous growth opportunities in multiple areas.  We are transforming the field service industry, one customer at a time, by building intuitive, best in class cloud-based software, mobile apps and high-value services that solve key pain points our customers face every day, allowing them to save money, save time and improve customer service levels, all at the same time.  To do this, we focus on 3 simple things: (1) Hiring and developing great people, (2) Building great products quickly and (3) Turning customers and employees into raving fans. We’re looking for individuals that are passionate about and can help us deliver on those 3 simple (but hard to achieve) tenets.


Work here...Wave hello to a job you’ll love! This position is based at our home office in the historic Bell Works complex located in Holmdel Township, New Jersey.



We offer a robust benefits package, including health and dental, paid time off, a 401k with company match and a great environment filled with energetic, fun, team oriented people.  Most importantly, at WorkWave, there IS such a thing as free lunch.  By bringing in lunch from local businesses Monday through Thursday for our entire NJ staff, we support local business and offer a great perk, all at the same time. On Fridays we encourage employees to take advantage of the hour lunch break away from their desks and explore what the Bell Works “Metro-Burb” has to offer!


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