Sample Job Description for Director of Software Development

A sample job description template for the position of Director of Software Development is given below:

Job Title: Director of Software Development

Location of the Job: Southlake, TX 76092

Years of Experience: 5+ to 10 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Summary:

Directs the activities of a software systems development function, software applications development function, and/or a software quality assurance function.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on, technically savvy leader, who has an equal amount of hands-on technical experience, business acumen and people management skills.
  • Completing ad hoc projects in support of the SPS and TRS Leadership teams.
  • Prior budget management and staffing administration experience.
  • Maintain strong grasp of industry trends, cutting edge technology and marketplace changes to ensure that SPS remains in a leading position with regard to its competitors.
  • Solid relational database design and development skills.
  • Work collaboratively with global and regional teams to execute both internal and external software development projects.
  • Drive product development by enabling creative use of existing technology platforms and by encouraging new technologies where appropriate.
  • Knowledge of Property and Casualty industry best practices.

Position Requirements:

  • Have excellent leadership and motivational skills, with experience working in a competitive environment where intellectual rigor is the norm.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or an equivalent discipline.
  • Have demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and retain high quality developers.
  • Five plus years of experience in managing fast paced, high energy development teams.
  • Have ten-plus years of applicable experience in developing high performance enterprise applications with a demonstrated track record of delivering releases on time with excellent quality.

Salary: $96,300 – $224,000 per year