As Director of Software Product Development, you’ll lead the team that is building Lucas’ next generation product for optimizing logistics in warehouses and distribution centers.
This role will require hands on management of the product team, while working hand-in-hand with the CTO and VP of Engineering, as well as across the organization (i.e., with other deployment teams, customer support, marketing and sales). This position reports to the VP of Engineering.
Daily responsibilities include:
Being the “glue” that ensures the project stays on track, ensuring that the business requirements are met, while delivering a high-quality product.
Hands-on oversight of the development process including establishing technical feasibility of product requirements, conducting design reviews, code reviews, etc.
Vetting the architecture and design approach to ensure quality, maintainability, scalability, performance and usability.
Depending on bandwidth and interest, there is the potential to code.
Assessing and evaluating team members to ensure the team is performing to expectations, including defining a set of metrics that substantiate that.
Assigning tasks to team members, and being a technical resource to help them through technical issues.
Successful candidates will have experience that meets most of the following requirements:
BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
7-10 years of related software and management experience preferred
Demonstrated experience and success:
Building strong software development teams by hiring quality technical staff including developers, testers, technical writers and business analysts.
Managing the software development process (ideally agile) and project managing large, complex software development projects.
Establishing and enforcing development standards (i.e., for design, coding, testing).
Embracing a metrics-driven mentality.
Mastery of significant portions of our technology stack including: OO programming languages (ideally Java), SQL databases (ideally SQL Server and MySQL), Angular (or any modern browser-based framework), no-SQL databases, Spring, Hibernate, JSON, XML, and HTML(5).
Strong leadership and people skills
Understanding of supply chain and warehouse logistics a plus.
Lucas Systems, Inc. is the fastest-growing provider of mobile work execution solutions that enable retailers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers to improve warehouse operations. Our software products provide a rapid return on investment for our customers by helping workers do their jobs more efficiently and accurately using real-time speech recognition software and other data capture techno...logy running on mobile devices. Lucas software is used by Fortune 50 companies, large private distributors, and other industry leaders.
Founded in 1998, Lucas is a growing and consistently profitable organization with an expanding global presence. We offer a dynamic, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial work environment that continues to create opportunities for both personal and professional growth for high-performing individuals in both the US and UK.
The Lucas Systems culture has been as carefully managed as our growth and our products. We believe in what we do, as much as we believe in each other. We believe in rewarding great thinking and initiative. We attract high-quality people who like to work hard, and they stay with us for many years.
Our generous benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; 401(k) with Employer Match; Ten Paid Holidays; Free Parking; Flexible Work Hours; Casual Work Attire; Foosball, Ping Pong, Chess and More; Catered Lunches; and Cash Bonus for Employee-Referred Hire