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Manager, Software Engineering

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OPPORTUNITY: Manager, Software Engineering (Temp to Perm)
TYPE: 6-Month Contract to Perm
LOCATION: Arlington, VA

Our client is seeking a talented and energetic Software Engineering Manager to join their growing K-12 Product Development team in Arlington, VA. The Software Engineering Manager will be involved in significant development projects for our market-leading SaaS application, which is built on an open source LAMP architecture. We are seeking candidates that have progressive technical experience and demonstrated progression in management responsibility.

• Mentor the professional development of a large team of experienced engineers through personal and performance management
• Be a highly technical, hands-on coder and effective people manager
• Drive engineering efforts and manage multiple priorities to deliver new products and enhancements to our customers
• Manage team members towards incorporating best practices and innovations into our products and development processes
• Define team development standards, patterns and design principles in daily activities and lead by example
• Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products in the education space
• Deliver quality software and reduce the occurrence of defects
• As we continue to grow, hire and retain engineering talent

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:

• BA/BS in Computer Science or related degree (in lieu of degree, 5+ years of relevant work experience)
• Expertise and belief in Test Driven Development using PHPUnit, JUnit, or similar testing framework
• Demonstrated progressive experience managing technical teams
• Excellent coding skills in PHP or Java, MySQL, HTML, and CSS
• Expertise in SOLID Object Oriented and design patterns including MVC
• Experience building secure web applications
• Demonstrated experience and emphasis optimizing product performance
• Passion for Agile Scrum and Continuous Integration

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Our client has a hard-working, fun-loving office, and they’re looking for the right fit—someone with great communication skills and a solid work ethic who picks up skills quickly.

This opportunity offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including:

• Health Insurance
• Life and Disability Insurance
• Dental Plan
• 401K Plan
• Metro SmartBenefits (pre-tax option)
• Generous Paid Time Off program

Our client has a corporate commitment to education and actively participates in charity work to support schools locally and abroad. Through their work with PLAN (, their staff joins in an annual campaign to improve education in developing nations. In the past three years, groups of employees have traveled to Ghana, Bolivia, and Vietnam to build educational facilities.

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