Application Development Manager

  • Chicago, IL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: IL147-2690166

Application Development Team Manager

We are a recruiting firm who has been engaged to identify a hands-on Application Development Team Manager with experience leading the development and maintenance of B2C applications. 

Are you someone who . . .

  • Is excited about managing developers and then building the team further?
  • Has the desire to grow in leadership skills?
  • Would love to help define the future of the company? Actually, make an impact?
  • Would bring continuous improvement, efficiencies, and processes to the team?

Cloud. Java. SQL. Spring. SDLC. Microservices. Full-Stack. UML. Docker. Agile.

Innovative.   Problem Solver.   Motivated.   Entrepreneurial.   Make an IMPACT!


This role is a key player in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), working hands-on in the design and implementation of robust, scalable and optimally performing mobile applications and systems using Java related technologies. 


  • Coaches, mentors, and manages a team of 4 - 5 software developers with the goal of growing.
  • Responsible for identifying and executing continuous improvement in development methodology
  • Provide technical thought leadership to the organization  
  • Responsible for defining and maintaining tier 3 platform support process for escalated production issues  
  • Responsible for capacity planning for the development team  
  • Ensures clean technical solutions in the relevant languages and frameworks (Java, SQL, Spring) 
  • Contributes to maintaining and enhancing deployment pipeline process  
  • Responsible for leading root cause analysis for critical defects   
  • Responsible for maintaining updated project progress and reference documentation, consulting with business analysts and architects on technical issues encountered 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in source code development
  • Minimum 1-year experience leading development teams
  • Experience designing and enhancing overall corporate IT architecture
  • Knowledge of key processes including SDLC, Agile, unit testing, database structure design and technical change control
  • Experienced with Java development platforms
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Object Oriented design/development
  • Structured and analytical problem solving

Nice to Have:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Any experience with Kafka, JavaScript, XML, TopLink/Hibernate, Spring, EJB
  • Any experience with Micros Services, Web Services technologies
  • Experience with any of Oracle, SQL RDMS, WebLogic, etc.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of data modeling would be helpful
The Company
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Innovative
  • Emerging Technologies
  • 28 years – Parent Company
  • U.S. HQ
  • Software Products
  • Award Winning
  • State-of-the-Art environment
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Workplace Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Global Mission and Vision
  • Fast-paced
 Your Team
  • Smart
  • Motivated
  • Self-starters
  • Make an Impact
  • Collaborative
  • Achievers / Success-Based
  • Happy / Fun / Enthusiastic
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Problem Solvers
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Productive
  • High Performing
  • Proactive
  • Meet Aggressive Timelines
  • Empowered


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