Manager, Development Kansas City, MO


The Development Manager will lead a team of 8-10 Software Engineers through the design, development and enhancement of several high profile software applications. As part of the Engineering Department, the Manager will collaborate with Architects, Project Managers and other team Managers to ensure optimized delivery of software applications and solutions. As a technical leader, the Development Manager will have a very strong technical background as well as extensive experience leading large and highly technical projects.

  • Lead Valorem’s Software Engineering team, acting as a mentor, lead and coordinator
  • Provide direct performance management of team members through 1:1 meetings, regular communication with project teams and formal performance reviews
  • Be responsible for new talent evaluation, acquisition and onboarding
  • Guide and oversee the professional development of team members through coaching and training
  • Maintain the applicable Microsoft Competency designations for the team as part of individual and group training plans
  • Coordinate with the Architecture and other technical teams to define and implement the latest software technologies within the team 
  • Manage the technical assets for multiple projects as a cross functional technical lead
  • Assist in new business development and presales through the development of proposals, SOW’s and RFP’s.


  • 10+ years in the software industry
  • 5+ years of software development, preferably in the Microsoft technology stack:
    • C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server, WCF
    • OOAD, SOA
    • Web development
  • 5+ years of experience leading technical teams and managing technical resources
  • Experience performing direct personnel management, including resource allocation, performance evaluation, and budget management
  • Experienced with source code management and promotion is preferred
  • Experience or knowledge of unit test methodologies is preferred  
  • Proficient with common office applications, including: MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Lync)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups 
  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, for both yourself and team members
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring for the personal and professional development of team members
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business administration related field highly preferred
  • Masters of Business Administration highly preferred


These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities Time Management and Productivity
  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe


While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.


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