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Software Development Manager

Date:  Jun 4, 2023


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 96315 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Why Black and Veatch

 At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.


The Opportunity

In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead and mentor other developers, design, code, test, and analyze software programs and applications. This includes researching, designing, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the production lifecycle. The software developer will also analyze and amend software errors in a timely and accurate fashion, provide status reports where required, and articulate the team value proposition for each engagement.

The Team

As part of BV Business Enablement, you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions. Functions in this group include; Office of the CIO, Diode, ESH&S, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Government Affairs and Real Estate and Building Services.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning 

  • Senior software developers are responsible for designing, testing, and implementing new and updated software programs. They take on a managerial role and lead the development team with all software development tasks. Their job is to ensure all projects are completed on time and to company specifications. 
  • Assist other developers, analysts, and designers in conceptualizing and developing new software programs and applications
  • Plan phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC) for a variety of projects
  • Assist in the preparation and documentation of software requirements and specifications
  • Research and document requirements of software users

Acquisition & Deployment 

  • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades

Operational Management 

  • Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications
  • Manages a team of 5-8 direct reports
  • Cultivates the career development of direct reports
  • Coordinates team across product development and delivery activities
  • Monitors and addresses the team’s social pulse and work satisfaction
  • Run and monitor software performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas 
  • Generate statistics and prepare and write reports for management and/or team members on the status of the programming process
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of user manuals and guidelines
  • Install software products for end users as required
  • Write programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or appearance of company Web site and/or related Web applications as necessary
  • Remove code script from company Web site and/or related Web applications as necessary
  • Liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior software developers and research assistants

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or related field OR equivalent work experience.
  • In addition to the education requirements, ten years related experience. 

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years consulting experience preferred 
  • Training related to business area supported (ie Accounting, Engineering, etc ) Preferred Skills: . Communication Skills  
  • Recent development experience with Node.js, Java, or Pytho
  • Recent experience in Azure Cloud, AWS Cloud, or Google Cloud
  • Recent experience in creating cloud native applications and REST APIs
  • Speaks effectively, fosters open communication, listens to others, delivers presentations, prepares written communications . Interpersonal Skills 
  • Builds relationships, displays , leverages networks, values diversity, and resolves conflicts . Self-Management Skills  
  • Acts with integrity, demonstrates adaptability, multi-tasks and develops oneself . Thinking Skills  
  • Solves problems, analyzes issues, uses sound judgment, and innovates . Customer Service Skills  
  • Uses correct questioning techniques, effectively handles complaints and criticisms, understands customers' expectations and wants, and follows through on commitments . Motivation Skills  
  • Drives for results and shows work commitment . Leadership Skills  
  • Provides direction, influences others, fosters teamwork, coaches and develops others, champions change . Organizational Knowledge  
  • Uses technical/functional expertise, focuses on customer needs, and knows the business . Technical Acumen  
  • Expert knowledge of applications systems analysis and programming, software development methodology, and quality assurance/quality control methodology 

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment.

Salary Plan

ITS: Information Technology Service

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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