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Application Development Manager

Kansas City, MO 64198

Posted: 09/23/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Software Development Job Number: 12892

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver Areas.


We are currently looking for an Application Development Manager to join our team.


  • Demonstrate technical thought leadership in business partner facing situations as well as lead the implementation of a technology strategy with varying complexity and priority. 
  • Seek out and support new ideas or innovative approaches to department work processes.
  • Involve others in decisions when appropriate to take advantage of their talents and skills.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to influence project success and has the ability to connect technology with measurable business value.
  • Question assumptions and conventional thinking and practice to continuously improve processes. 
  • Actively participate in, or lead, workgroups and meetings at all levels.
  • Develop a tactical plan and ensure all department responsibilities including goals and objectives, budget targets, and performance metrics are met. 
  • Attract, develop, motivate, and evaluate performance of staff. 
  • Provide timely and effective coaching and feedback on staff performance and development issues. 
  • Serve as a resource for staff through coaching and mentoring. Confront problems decisively, taking timely and appropriate actions.
  • Proactively ensure decisions or any other constraints affecting delivery of projects in portfolio are effectively escalated and addressed.   
  • Encourage and reward creativity and diversity of thought.
  • Stay abreast of latest IT technologies, applications, and industry standards by reviewing periodicals, attending seminars, and maintaining contact with local vendors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited college or university in field related to department functions or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years of progressive, hands on work experience and responsibility in programming / application development.
  • 5+ years of relevant technical leadership experience managing software development teams, including managing the complete software development lifecycle for large scale products within an agile environment. 
  • Strong candidates will have experience establishing software engineering best practices including code standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations. 
  • Experience with Behavior Driven Design (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) approach is a plus. 
  • Strongly preferred for candidates to have recent experience leading technical teams to deliver large, complex cloud based solutions/applications.  
  • Must have experience with .net frameworks and other emerging computing trends. 
  • Ability to drive measurable results, collaboration and leadership are essential to this role. 
  • Looking for a self-starter with accomplished project management skills, to include organization, planning, and execution. 
  • Advanced customer service, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a geographically distributed team environment; motivate and work through others to accomplish tasks; and build trusted relationships. 


Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.
programming / application development, technical leadership

Krystal Dozier

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