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Director of Application Development

Company: Computer Measurement Group
Location: Washington
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States Mothership Strategies is a top-ranking Democratic digital fundraising and advocacy firm. We are experts in engaging grassroots supporters online through digital fundraising, digital advocacy, and online advertising. Mothership has raised over $600 million for some of the largest Democratic campaigns and progressive causes. We work collaboratively to create industry-leading tactics and engagement strategies for campaigns of all sizes. We are a motivated and passionate team that loves taking ownership of tasks, solving problems, and working towards results. When Democratic candidates and organizations need to unite millions of supporters to raise money online, they call us.


  • Lead a team of application developers responsible for building web applications using cloud technologies and DevOps methodologies, ensuring that unit and automated testing processes are defined and followed
  • Lead the team toward user-centric development and application capabilities
  • Reports to designated Partner
    • Oversee development of new applications, components, or modules to meet functionality requirements. (Current technologies are Angular, Spring, and Java)
    • Manage and supervise development team
    • Create technical alignment to deliver strategic business initiatives
    • Interact with business representatives to ensure development team objectives are known, and reflect the larger needs of the business
    • Provide excellence in management and leadership to help achieve company objectives
    • Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
    • Champion and implement engineering best practices, specifically with Agile development methodologies and project planning, estimation & tracking
    • Mentor development team and drive adoption of modern software engineering & delivery practices (DevOps, CI/CD)
    • Implement security requirements to ensure a secure application environment
    • Ensure development and management of well-functioning databases and applications
    • Implement automated testing approach to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
    • Work with senior leadership to define and communicate software development strategy to the management team QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline with an information technology focus preferred but not required
      • 10+ years in designing and delivering web-based applications
      • 5+ years experience managing a development team
      • Experience driving alignment between the business and development teams
      • Working knowledge of how to construct and manage a cloud-developed and hosted application, including how to construct and manage a cloud development pipeline, and a history of success using continuous integration and continuous deployment
      • Experience working on and managing teams that use agile, Scrum or Kanban methodologies
      • Excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills
      • Strong critical thinking skills and a high level of comfort working with complex data sets
      • A knack for learning on the job
      • The ability to work quickly while balancing many priorities and tight deadlines
      • A proactive approach to problem solving in a rapidly changing environment
      • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders to meet performance goals
        • Regular, Full Time

          Work Environment/Physical Demands:
          • Indoor, open-space office setting. Typically, 40 hours a week although more is required during peak times.
          • Employee is subject to some noise given the sporadic rises in volume of an open-space office.
          • Sedentary work; Extended time spent in front of a computer screen
          • Repetitive motion: typing
            THE LOCATION As the safety and wellbeing of our team is of the utmost importance, all Mothership staff members are working remotely until it is safe to resume working in the office.-- Mothership Strategies is located at 1328 Florida Avenue NW (near 14th st.), in a residential area of Washington DC, close to Historic U St. We are metro accessible and located in a 2 story, open-concept office.

            • Bonus Program
            • Excellent Benefits (Including Student Loan Repayment)
            • Access to top tier technology (Macbook Environment)

              HOW TO APPLY https://grnh.se/1420fe9c3us
              EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY Mothership Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that fights for progressive values nationwide, we're committed to building a community based on diversity and inclusion at all levels. To that end, we strictly prohibit discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants of all backgrounds who are passionate about progressive politics are able and encouraged to apply! Job Information
              • Job ID: 56003010
              • Location:
                Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
                Remote Option Available, United States
              • Position Title: Director of Application Development
              • Company Name: Mothership Strategies
              • Job Function: Computer / Web Programming
              • Job Type: Full-Time
              • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
              • Min Experience: 7-10 Years

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