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Director of Software Development

Company: Gravis Law, PLLC
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:The Director of Software Development is responsible for overseeing the software design, development, and implementation of custom software in the organization. They create feature roadmaps, dictate development priorities, and ensure a quality, supportable product is released in a timely matter. They create standards for developers to follow, select frameworks and development languages, and lead development actions. This person will recruit, hire, and manage developers and related employees delivering on our product. They work with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), attorneys, and teams to determine feature requirements and maintain a backlog of features, then implement the features through agile software development.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With guidance of Board of Directors, develop feature plan and timeline for software releases. This includes software architecture, coding standards, and selection of frameworks and libraries.
  • Lead development of internal applications. Coordinate development cycles and ensure timely release of needed software enhancements.
  • Hire, train, develop, and correct developer staff as needed.
  • Ensure delivery of projects and new features on time and on budget.
  • Collaborates with clients and/or internal teams to understand user needs; approves proposals and designs of software to meet these needs.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with stakeholders, key customers, and vendors.
  • Maintains ranked backlog of enhancements, prioritizing based on board recommendations and business needs.
  • Develops testing and validation standards, monitoring their use amongst developers
  • Gathers and evaluates user feedback, enhancing software to provide better usability. Incorporates customer workflows with best practices around legal software.
  • Research & evaluate emerging technologies and software development tools as they impact the product.
  • Ensure system compliance with relevant laws and industry standards, including those around PCI, privacy, and ABA recommendations.
  • Represent the company as needed in meetings with the board, key customers, or in conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.Requirements:MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS*:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management, or relevant field
    • 4+ years managing software developers in Software as a Service (SaaS) development
    • Alternatively, 6+ years managing software developers in Software as a Service (SaaS) development
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Strong team leadership skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Ability to learn new coding languages and technologies
    • Extensive knowledge of coding languages and systems, ideally with Rails and JavaScript frameworks & libraries (Ember, Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.)
    • Experience developing software using agile methodologies*Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Prior experience managing at a software startup
      • Experience with Heroku and/or other Platform as a Service tools
      • Experience with Github
      • Thorough experience with API development and systems integration
      • Experience developing software for the legal sector
      • Strong mentoring and relationship building skills with ability to effectively manage group and interpersonal conflict situations.
      • Must have a positive and willing attitude; and a desire to be part of a growing legal practice that takes pride in making the legal system uncomplicated, approachable, and accessible to everyone.FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AT GRAVIS LAW: Gravis Law offers a professional work environment, a competitive salary including bonuses, along with generous benefits which generally include:Wage: $120,000 - $140,000 annuallyBenefits:
        • Insurance: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
        • Retirement: 401(k) plan with company matching
        • Paid flexible time off: 80 hours annually for Vacation/Sick days
        • Paid Federal Holidays
        • Paid Volunteer Time Off: Up to 16 hours annuallyOther Compensation: Opportunity to cross train and grow within the organization.Equal Pay.WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Duties will be performed in a standard office environment. Employees must have the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with Gravis policy. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to work weekends, holidays, be on call, and some employees could be required to travel overnight on occasion.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the Director of Software Development. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. These are considered essential duties and are illustrative of those job tasks that are fundamental. Employees may be required to perform additional related duties as may be assigned by management. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Compensation details: 120000-140000 Yearly SalaryPId925b3c186c5-31191-34396707

Keywords: Gravis Law, PLLC, Spokane , Director of Software Development, Executive , Spokane, Washington

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