Pearson Manager Software Development REMOTE - US in Pierre, South Dakota
The Manager of Software Development is responsible for driving a team of software developers and testers to successfully deliver software products.
LOCATION: Remote - US
Gathering, evaluating, and prioritizing requests for product changes, enhancements, and new features
Participating in the proposal process for winning new business
Evaluating new technologies that may be incorporated into future releases of the product
Participating in all product activities related to release and iteration planning, to ensure that the team has a clear understanding of the goals and can complete development on schedule
Creating clear and thorough acceptance criteria to ensure that the team understands when work is complete; verifying that the acceptance criteria have been met, and participating in the retrospective
Tracking project issues to completion
Maintaining close relationships with all internal stakeholders in order to communicate upcoming releases, as well as gathering feedback on customer and prospect needs
Collaborating with management to provide product status and reports on roadmap progress
Providing product demonstrations
Responsible for financial and resource planning for the team
Responsible for staff management and development, including mentoring and performance evaluations
Managing vendor relationships
Work as SCRUM Master and should know the AGILE software development process
Ability to do Product Management for some software products
Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in Computer Science or related field, with 7-10 years of experience in a high-tech environment
Masters or MBA preferred
Must have software product engineering experience
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Values and provides excellent customer service
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
Ability to participate effectively and build consensus across a cross-functional, multi-national team
Ability to manage multiple projects during the same time period effectively and efficiently
Ability to identify and document business processes and requirements
Experience in agile software development methodology preferred
Understanding of educational assessment development process is highly desired
Ability to work independently
Ability to communicate business needs and ideas to technical team members, such as programmers and QA engineers, during the project life cycle
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to make timely and sound decisions
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Some travel may be required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (preferred)
- PMP, MBA, Scrum Master Certification
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $110k - $140k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 7004