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Manager, Software Development
Title:Manager, Software Development
Department:Information Technology
Location:Wellesley, MA

Manager, Software Development

Job Description


Blume Global (formerly REZ-1) is empowering a new era of supply chain innovators to accelerate their businesses and deliver products and services more efficiently and effectively. We’re drawing on more than two decades of experience to build a purpose-driven, growth-focused global supply chain ecosystem that aligns asset management, real-time visibility and financial settlement—all on one platform.

As part of Blume solution development team you will use the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain, big data, intelligent robotic process automation and Internet of Things to create a vibrant supply chain ecosystem that is truly collaborative, purposeful and focused on real value creation.

This is a newly created position due to growth and our mission to disrupt the market with new & innovative technology. Come make your mark & plant your seeds - - it’s your time to BLUME!




The Manager, Software Development will ensure the streamlined operation of the Software Development Group in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides expert consultation to external customers, internal customers, and the product management team.
  • Ensures the quality of solutions delivered by the software development team.
  • Provides leadership in defining architecture strategy, software development processes, software development standards, tools and technology, methods of integration, etc.
  • Captures and communicates metrics to represent the development team's quality, test coverage, velocity, etc.
  • Maintains a continuous integration platform that covers our full Java code base.
  • Implements and manages adherence to standards for Junit testing of Java classes.
  • Designs, maintains, and utilizes a set of fully functional and adequately complete development and test environments.
  • Meets delivery expectations with respect to the software development projects.
  • Guides the career development of technical professionals with widely varying levels of experience and expertise.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and formal management to the Software Development team including performance management, career development, and work assignment.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Stong communication skills exhibited using a variety of media and targeted at a broad variety of internal and external audiences.
  • An ability to rapidly understand developing and only partially defined product strategy in a dynamic market.
  • Creative, pragmatic, and through problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrable skill at breaking complex technical initiatives down into small and manageable tasks.
  • A willingness and ability to provide stong management and leadership to a group of skilled and experience software developers.
  • Superior and current hands on technical skill.
  • An ability to manage to expectations in the face of wide array of rapidly developing and changing priorities.
  • Significant hands-on familiarity with enterprise Java applications.
  • A strong and deep understanding of web development technology.
  • Insatiable curiosity about the latest developments in software development tools, languages, processes, etc.
  • Comfort in unfamiliar environments and natural ability to relate to people.
  • A good mix of confidence and humility.
  • A willingness to take calculated risk, and an ability to judge when it is acceptable.
  • A self starter as wells as a great partner.
  • Personal presence and leadership ability that draws others in.



Education and/or Experience

  • BS or BA in a related discipline is required, a Masters will be considered favorably.
  • A minimum of 15+ years of overall software development experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years managing the development and architecture of a commercial, hosted, complex software product.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience implementing development projects and architectural and process improvements utilizing agile methodology.
  • Multiple successful implementations of continuous integration processes.
  • Multiple successful deliveries of customer-facing web-based applications.
  • Successful experience implementing and/or utilizing multiple open source tools such as RDBMS, source control, Java frameworks, continuous integration servers, etc.


Computer Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years hands-on experience with each of the following: Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Apache, Tomcat, relational databases (MySQL and others), source control systems, continuous integration systems, unit testing frameworks, automated regression testing frameworks.





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