Director of Mobile Application Services

Location: Tampa, FL

Start Date: December 1, 2018

Job Description

Venuetize is searching for a Director of Mobile Application Services to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading blended teams of on-shore and near-shore developers and QA as we execute on client deliverables. This position plays a key leadership role in managing and providing direction for our Mobile Application Services business.

The Director of Mobile Application Services will be responsible for coordinating the development of a mixed portfolio of native applications (iOS and Android), as well as new projects and enhancements to existing client apps.

This role will serve under the VP of Software Engineering and requires strong leadership and building productive relationships with various disciplines across the enterprise. The successful candidate will proactively work with the business stakeholders to understand the business needs, work with and mentor the lead developers of our App Teams, own the business relationship with the near shore development team and oversee the quality of our applications.

The Director of Application Services will be responsible for coordinating the development of a mixed portfolio of native applications (iOS and Android), as well as new projects and enhancements to existing client apps.

This role will serve under the VP of Software Engineering and requires strong leadership and building productive relationships with various disciplines across the enterprise. The successful candidate will proactively work with the business stakeholders to understand the business needs, work with and mentor the lead developers of our App Teams, own the business relationship with the near shore development team and oversee the quality of our applications.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, guidance and motivation to the development teams responsible for creating and supporting our native iOS and Android applications
  • Meet challenges head-on and build working knowledge of existing tools, services and systems to resolve problems with hands-on participation
  • Manage competing priorities in a highly dynamic environment. Shift gears and focus energies on a daily basis between multiple projects demanding attention
  • Work closely with other Engineering managers and architects, the VP of Product Management and Mobile Product Owner(s) to build applications that grow the business in alignment with our corporate strategy
  • Manage the relationship with our near-shore development partner to ensure continual delivery and adherence to Venuetize coding and delivery standards.
  • Help to champion and elevate our existing technology infrastructure by collaborating and executing on a long-term Technology Roadmap
  • Collaborate with HR on the successful recruiting, hiring and onboarding of new team members
  • Consistently review performance and provide ongoing training and mentoring to team members
  • Serve as the liaison between Senior Leadership while working to promote teamwork and cohesion
  • Pursue performance improvements through process development and use of technology
  • Drive operational transformation through automation and continuous process improvements
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices in information technology, development processes and software architecture.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience leading medium to large sized agile teams
  • Demonstrated ability as an effective leader and coach who understands how to successfully motivate and integrate into a team of talented IT professionals.
  • Strong experience with custom iOS and Android development
  • Good, working knowledge on calling and interacting with Web Service APIs and how they interact with native iOS and Android applications
  • Experience in successfully scaling blended development teams of on-shore and near-shore developers
  • Experience in interfacing with near shore software partners to ensure quality of deliverables and alignment with core architecture
  • Experience working in a pull-based, lean product development environment
  • Demonstrates creativity in solving problems or generating improvement ideas
  • Supports and maintains positive attitude and vision with peers, associates, and management
  • Ability to prioritize competing or conflicting requests and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and thrive in a multi-project environment, while ensuring production systems are up and performing well
  • Must demonstrate ability to handle diversity amongst people and environments
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to produce clean, well-documented, efficient, and standards-compliant code – with an eye towards performance optimization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with little direction

To apply, please forward your resume to careers@venuetize.com.