Software Development Manager

Software Development Remote, Australia Austin, Texas San Antonio, Texas Remote, United States


ObjectRocket is looking for a Software Development Manager who will lead a team responsible for building the next generation platform for Database-as-a-Service. You will work in a dynamic team environment to develop high quality releases using the agile software development methodology. Passion for software development and quality is a must!

Our mission is to disrupt the market with a completely new product class — one where developers can finally forget about the back end data source and focus on building compelling products. By focusing on open source solutions, unparalleled specialist expertise, and the industry’s best cloud database platform we enable customers to experience levels of data management ease and understanding never before seen.


Ultimately, we improve by an order of magnitude the way developers store, retrieve, and manage data.


  • Development of the ObjectRocket product portfolio
  • Build and nurture a cohesive and powerful collection of top notch software engineers that collaborate with other teams to deliver scalable, supportable products
  • Collaborate with Product Management to ensure that the features being developed solve customer problems and are what customers desire
  • Provide estimates and plans for development efforts
  • Implement appropriate development methodologies (i.e., SCRUM/Agile/Kanban), best practices, documentation, and tools
  • Develop and foster a culture that is focused on providing value to customers and a mindset of continual improvement in everything we do
  • Assess and communicate risks based on complexity, resource and timeline constraints
  • Reporting regular status to Engineering and Product Management
  • Own operational metrics for your team’s software


Required Experience/Skills:

  • 5+ years total software management experience, comprising:
    • Experience in a manager role (people management) - must have shipped or deployed more than one v1.0 product releases and more than one point release for each as a Manager or above
    • Proven ability to build relationships, collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams across product line boundaries
    • Proven ability to work independently with other department personnel in a very dynamic timeline sensitive work environment.
    • Demonstrates sound rationale in making design trade-offs for feature areas across complex solutions.
    • Identifies risks and dependencies for feature.
    • ENJOY leading, coaching, mentoring, and growing developers
    • Demonstration of technical leadership at a Business Unit/Company-wide level.
    • Calm, steady demeanor during stressful and complex situations
    • Experience with open source community software projects is not required but a significant plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving, interpersonal, and time management skills
    • Proven ability to mentor upcoming team leaders to be effective
    • Working experience utilizing Continuous Integration/Deployment concepts and streamlined delivery of code