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Application Development Manager

at DriveTime

Posted: 11/2/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2020-30323
Keywords: software

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1720 W Rio Salado Pkwy
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DriveTime Needs an Software Engineering Manager

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country (yes, we are THAT good)! With more than 130 dealerships, 3 operations centers and 15 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 4,000+ employees are focused on getting the right customer in the right car, at the right terms.  With over 25 years of industry experience, and our dedication to streamlining the purchase process, we're redefining what it means to buy and finance a used car.

As focused as we are on our customer, we take that same focus on finding the right talent for the right opportunities within our organization.  All across the nation, from our Home Office and operations centers to our retail locations and reconditioning centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, as an Software Engineering Manager you will wear variety of hats throughout the course of a day within the DriveTime family. This role is well suited for an individual who thrives in a rapidly changing environment and recognizes that change provides opportunity and with opportunity, growth! On any given day, you'll have the opportunity to mentor and positively impact a developer, influence the business on strategic direction, research upcoming initiatives ahead of your teams to set a technical path forward, empower your teams through self-autonomy, and assist in clearing obstacles for your teams as they surface!

In long, our Software Engineering Manager are responsible for:

Acting strategic & technical liaison within a given line of business (track) of the DriveTime family

  • Navigating innovative and adaptive personalities across the organization -- when to support the change and when to compromise.
  • Identify execution opportunities within the teams of a given track in coordination with your Product counterpart, following that up with the guidance and support needed within your teams to capitalize on those opportunities.
  • Ensure technical decisions taking place within the track are aligned with the larger company roadmap and vision.
  • Foster an environment of collaboration, transparency, accountability, & teamwork amongst your track.
  • Technical advocate for your teams and track -- what does your track need to be successful?
  • System design in collaboration with architecture, peers, and leads.
  • Working with our recruiting department to build high performing teams through candidate screenings and interviews.
  • Staying connected to your teams; ensuring they feel valued at DriveTime each and every day!

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Agile in a fast-paced environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Management material. We are looking for someone that can lead, manage and grow within our organization.

The Specifics.

  • 10+ years’ experience in Application Development with formal/informal leadership responsibilities for a period of that time
  • Pragmatic familiarity with software patterns & principals; coding best practices, quality, etc…
    Previous in depth hands on experience with C#, JavaScript, Java, Kotlin or Dart 
  • Working knowledge of the capabilities available amongst a large-scale cloud provider (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc…)

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

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