Manager, Research & Development

Systems & Software

Location: Winooski, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

Systems & Software, a division of Harris Computer, is seeking a Manager to join our Research & Development team. Reporting to the Director of Research & Development, you will lead a team of software engineers responsible for product maintenance, regulatory & enhancement development, third party integrations, and customer stability.

The Manager of R&D’s primary role is centered around directing a remote technical team, directly contributing to the software, collaborating with other departments, and continuously promoting best practices and the growth of technical expertise.

What your impact will be:

  • Lead a development team and directly contribute in enhancing and maintaining a portfolio of products.
  • Work closely with your team in solving problems, debugging issues, and guiding their development efforts.
  • Collaborate with management, customer service, and business analysts.
  • Contribute towards providing our clients with stable and secure production environments.
  • Implement and maintain R&D best practices.
  • Set short & long-term goals for your team & empower them to attain those goals.
  • Organize team reporting and working meetings; support the team in managing progress; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; with focus on regular and timely delivery of value.
  • Manage multiple requests and prioritization of your team’s work.
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team, advocate for their success, make commitments based on your experience leading your teams and ensure that those commitments are met.
  • Coach your team to implement a culture of continuous improvement and performance.
  • Support your team’s productivity by working across departments solving problems and clearing roadblocks.
  • Evaluate and implement tools to reduce development costs or improve efficiency.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of development and QA testing environments.
  • Promote teamwork and build trust in a safe cooperative environment.

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of software development experience (desktop, mobile and/or web applications)
  • 2+ years of leadership experience (e.g., Development Lead, Project Manager, Development Manager, etc.)
  • Ability to translate Product Requirements into Technical Requirements
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum
  • Experience giving performance reviews
  • Experience with solution design and architecture
  • Experience with user experience best practices
  • Experience in the Utility sector

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