28 days old

Manager, Modern Application Development

Kelly Services
Kansas City, MO 64106
Manager, Modern Application Development

Direct Hire

Architect level technical skills; .Net, Azure, cloud architecture

Manage 8-10 people

Department initiatives

Our client seeking a Manager, Modern Application Development with extensive experience building modern applications to lead their development team. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of modern application development techniques and frameworks, and good experience using the Microsoft technology stack and modern web stack for development. He/she will manage a team of Software Engineers through the design, development and enhancement of several high-profile software applications. He/she will mentor, motivate and guide team members in enhancing their technical capabilities and increasing productivity. He/she will collaborate with Architects, Project Managers, Leads and other team Managers to ensure optimized delivery of software applications and solutions. As a technical leader, he/she will have a very strong technical background as well as extensive experience leading large and highly technical projects.


Manage a team of technical leads and developers who design and develop solutions for our customers across various platforms, including desktop, web, SaaS and mobile platforms.

Play the role of a Delivery Manager for key projects. Responsibilities include:

Ensure project delivery and quality

Take ownership of team performance and work to address issues, unblock team members, or reset expectations with executive stakeholders

Set realistic goals based on team members, project constraints, and technical solutions

Ensure and monitor proper process adherence

Identify pain points and work with leadership in mitigating the issues

Monitor and ensure health of the project

Ensure overall team morale/ESAT/CSAT

Provide direct performance management of team members through 1:1 meetings, regular communication with project teams and formal performance reviews.

Guide and oversee the professional development of team members through coaching and training.

Act as a mentor, lead and coordinator.

Maintain the applicable Microsoft competency designations for the team as part of individual and group training plans.

Coordinate with the architect and other technical teams to define and implement the latest software technologies within the team.

Ensure adherence to engineering methodologies, processes, standards and best practices.

Work with the leadership to identify the technology road map/vision and bring the team up to speed on these technologies.

Be responsible for new talent evaluation, acquisition and on-boarding.

Manage technical assets for multiple projects as a cross functional technical lead.

Assist in new business development and pre-sales through the development of proposals, estimation, SOWs and RFP.


10+ years in the software industry

5+ years of experience leading technical teams and managing technical resources

Extensive experience in the Microsoft technology stack

Strong understanding and implementation of software design patterns, including: Basic OO concepts such as encapsulation and abstraction, SOLID principals such as single responsibility, dependency injection and interface driven design

**Key technical skills:**

C#, ASP.Net MVC , Web APIs, WCF, Entity Framework, LINQ

HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery

SPA frameworks like Angular/React

SQL Server



Microsoft Azure

Office 365

Strong knowledge and experience with software modelling and diagramming, including: Reference Architecture, Use Case, Process Flow, Call Chain diagrams (UML or other), Entity Relationship diagrams, Logical layer, physical layer diagrams

Strong experience with Team Foundation Server, Git and/or VSO, including source control, build and task management

Strong experience with code reviews, source control and release management

Interested in learning new technologies, creative, open-minded and a great team player

Ability to instrument, profile, debug, and optimize server and client code to resolve complex issues with distributed systems

Ability to estimate project effort with a delivery team and work diligently to meet commitments.

Experience working on projects following Agile methodologies is preferred

Experience or knowledge of unit test methodologies is preferred

Experience performing direct personnel management, including resource allocation, performance evaluation, and budget management

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups

Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, for both yourself and team members

Ability to provide guidance and mentoring for the personal and professional development of team members.

Work with the leadership and individual team members to identify skill gaps and formulate training plans.

Ability to work with diverse, global, virtual teams.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

By partnering with Kelly Technology, youll have direct connections to top companies around the globegiving you the chance to put your tech skills to work on some of todays most intriguing, innovative, and high-visibility projects. In a world where change is the only constant, our unparalleled connections and IT market expertise help you take your skills exactly where you want to go. Were here to help you gain experience, keep learning, and move your career forward.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-05-24 Expires: 2021-06-24

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