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GMT Seeks Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

Green Media Toolshed is looking for an experienced Software Development Manager reporting to senior management, preferably located in the Washington DC area (or willing to relocate), to drive design and development of path-breaking Web 2.0 software for Netcentric Campaigns, a division that will be spun off as an independent software licensing business to support the growth of progressive advocacy movements.

Applicants seeking to apply their commercial or entrepreneurial experience in support of progressive social change are welcome and may apply in confidence.

The Manager will be responsible for the successful development of all Netcentric Campaigns software products on time, within budget, and in line with business requirements. The Manager will also be responsible for product quality and ongoing product maintenance and security updates.

The Manager will specifically coordinate the development of software business requirements with senior management and customers, as well as the development, testing, launch, and ongoing support of all software products with in-house programmers (located in multiple locations) and outside technology engineering and design contractors. The Manager will be responsible for identifying any needed technology resources to senior management.

The Manager will be responsible for the documentation of all functional and design requirements for software products, establishing development schedules and budgets, and tracking activities during all phases of the product development lifecycle, so that the software development process is transparent to senior management.

This is a high-impact role. We want someone who relishes ownership and who thrives on understanding all types of issues within a complex software development project. We need someone who can successfully facilitate and manage the give-and-take of decision-making and then effectively disseminate the decisions. The Software Development Manager must have a detailed understanding of product requirements and what’s needed to deliver software applications to market.

This person will also interact with third parties.


* Manage the cross-functional product development processes to on-time and on-budget completion. Own the product development schedule. Keep everyone informed.
* Identify resource requirements and budgets for on-time product development.
* Advise the organization on the feasibility of product timelines and feature requests.
* Coordinate the resolution of technical and business issues that arise throughout development.
* Constantly seek better business processes and more efficient methods. With others, define product implementation methodology for future product releases.


* 5+ years of directly relevant experience in managing software development with 10+ years of overall professional experience in software development, a significant portion of which must be in small, fast-moving and rapidly growing organizations
* Decisive results-orientated task leader with the ability to solve complex problems with little supervision
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple software development projects to completion, on time and within budget
* Significant experience in the development of open source and web-based applications, with a good network of contacts among programmers and engineers.
* In-depth knowledge of state-of-the art, web-based engineering and programming (knowledge of Ruby on Rails and Drupal is preferred)
* Demonstrated capacity to evaluate programming, engineering, and design capabilities of contractors and vendors.
* Demonstrated ability to coordinate resources not under your direct control
* Excellent organizational skills
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Willingness and ability to work and lead in a fast-moving, dynamic, team-oriented environment
* Enthusiasm for the work Netcentric Campaigns is doing and the ability and desire to pass on that enthusiasm to others


Highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
To Apply

Please send your resume and salary history to [email protected] with the subject line: “Position: Software Development Manager.”

February 22, 2007 in Employment | Permalink


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