Development Manager will be responsible for leading a high-performance project driven PHP development team with strong focus on recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring and performance management of engineering resources.

You have:
• Minimum 7 years of IT experience;
• No less than 3-5 years of development team managing experience (10+ team members);
• Significant experience with managing medium-to-large software development projects utilizing a variety of project management methodologies like Agile/Scrum, RUP, PMBOK or Waterfall;
• Must be an independent, self-motivated leader who is able to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results;
• Upper-Intermediate spoken and written English communication skills;
• Experience with interviewing and onboarding of developers;
• Experience in managing geographically distributed teams;
• Impeccable leadership, organizational, analytical and time management skills;
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as exemplified by writing process documents and effective intra- and inter-group communications.

Good to have:
• Experience in development or managing/leading ecommerce solutions;
• Solid knowledge of web technologies;
• Working and managing within a small company and/or growth environment;
• PMP or CSM certification.

You will:
• Be responsible for resource allocation to ensure engineers with the right skill sets are assigned to appropriate client projects while ensuring adequate project staffing;
• Track and report on resource utilization identifying any resource imbalances and meeting team’s billable utilization goals;
• Lead team-building efforts and, where applicable, facilitate cross functional team-building to cultivate collaboration and cooperation between functional groups;
• Lead and grow the technology organization, building a highly professional and motivated group;
• Create a solution-oriented and thinking culture in engineering;
• Manage and mentor all members of the engineering team;
• Provide leadership on internal projects, guiding and directing resources, facilitating cross-departmental collaboration, and ensuring delivery of results;
• Collaborate with other engineering managers to ensure consistency and alignment between engineering groups;
• Responsible for implementing, managing, and refining software development life cycle processes for the delivery of multiple and concurrent customer projects;
• Collaborate with project and account managers to prioritize customer deliverables and to deliver projects on time, on budget, while meeting/exceeding customer expectations;
• Put in place sound processes for the engineering team, creating an organization that builds high-performing solutions in a timely and repeatable manner;
• Contribute to knowledge sharing (e.g., conducting internal training and writing Knowledgebase articles) and other internal communication forums.

We offer:
• Knowledgebase of the world’s largest ecommerce delivery team;
• Trainings and certifications;
• A constant inflow of ecommerce projects with global outreach;
• Well set SDLC process with use of Agile, Scrum, Waterfall depending on a project;
• Coaching and reviews to support your career development;
• Internal/external engineering and business training and conferences and time for self-education;
• Extensive technical library with option to order books and English classes;
• A network-style culture with geographically distributed teams, easy communications and access to clients;
• Possible international on-site visits;
• Work-life balance approach and healthy lifestyle programs.

About Astound Commerce

Astound Commerce is an expert in ecommerce solutions and digital strategies with global outreach. For over 15 years we have been launching, scaling up and transforming ecommerce operations for businesses, who need to ramp up sales while managing the risks associated with doing online business in a global marketplace.

We have been involved in more than 500 projects to increase sales and improve client communication for companies such as Adidas, Belstaff, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, L’Oreal, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace.

Our team already includes over 600 skilled engineers and 100 digital strategy and ecommerce experts located in the US, UK, Germany, Ukraine, Colombia, Slovakia and Bulgaria.

Company website: http://astoundcommerce.com/

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