Software Development Manager - Data Technologies

Technology - Columbia, MO Columbia, Missouri


Join team CARFAX  as a Software Development Manager

Isn't it time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do, every day. We pride ourselves on being mission-focused on helping to grow a brand built on accuracy and integrity. We care deeply about our products and our customers. We’re more than just a company: We help millions of consumers make more-informed decisions every day. We know that our teammates are our most valuable asset, and we value a balanced life while tackling challenging projects in a fast-paced environment.  One last thing: Our four-day week continues in Summer 2023!

The Software Development Manager will be a member of our Data Technology management team. This is a team passionate about data, building new solutions the right way, and supporting all of our vehicle history data.  The work environment is innovative, high-energy and mission driven. This position reports to the Data Technologies Director, and serves as a technical lead many of CARFAX’s key product offerings. Successful candidates will possess an in-depth and broad understanding of problem identification, analysis and technical direction/resolution.  If you’re passionate about data, technology and continuous evolution of an innovative product, this is your perfect next career move.

This role has an expectation of 3 days in the office per week, subject to change based on future business needs

What you'll be doing: 

  • Build teams, provide feedback, mentor, and manage data projects and production issues
  • Take an active role working with the leadership team to create exciting and engaging team building events
  • Lead and manage a team of developers and quality analysts across multiple locations
  • Establish clear goals and objectives that align with Department and Corporate Game Plans.
  • Interface with internal customers as the Subject Matter Expert in the processing and loading of data
  • Report status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to stakeholders
  • Raise the bar on technical excellence, show thought leadership and communicate effectively
  • Manage development processes to provide the highest quality of software delivery
  • Be responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
  • Managing and executing against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Creating excitement and engagement with team culture experiences
  • Support you team members every day on their own personal journeys
  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the development team within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Working closely with business leaders and other stakeholders to develop project plans, and participates in resource priority planning
  • Developing, evaluating, and implementing improved processes, methods, and tools to continually improve software delivery effectiveness

What we're looking for: 

  • 8+ years of software design & development experience
  • 2+ years of experience leading software engineering teams using Agile methodologies
  • Experience owning and creating positive team culture experiences and events
  • Background in building/designing scalable enterprise software
  • Experience with AWS or other related cloud platforms
  • Proven track record of cross-functional project delivery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
  • 4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
  • 401(k) / DCPP matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces

Don’t just take our word for it:

  • 10X Virginia Business Best Places to Work
  • 9X Washingtonian Great Places to Work
  • 9X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Places to Work


CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.