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Manager of Application Development

Company: EG America
Location: Westborough
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Manager of Application Development is responsible for overall effectiveness of the systems in the IT Applications portfolio at Cumberland Farms which includes the analysis, prototyping, developing and deploying of custom software applications and solutions for the business. Ensure that maximum utility is achieved by implementing and sustaining standard project and software development processes through a series of key performance indicators. Provide direct supervision and coaching to Full Stack App developers that own working relationships with internal business teams and external vendors. Manage application development projects, develop a team of high performing software developers and provide level 2 and level 3 support for critical systems directly to stakeholders. The primary focus of the individual is to lead development and delivery of software in accordance to business requirements. The individual must have a strong demonstrated understanding of SDLC , full software development life cycle and have diverse experience with both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and 3rd party libraries. The individual will report directly to the CIO, and will be responsible for architecture, design and development of custom applications & systems.


  • Process and Procedures: Support the business by adhering to department standards for project management, software development and change management.
  • Operations: Supporting our Retail and Corporate team members by providing 2nd level assistance to Operations team, assisting in major incidents, problem reviews and knowledge transfers to level 1.
  • Relationships: Foster productive working relationships, both internal and external, by prioritizing application development with IT and the internal business teams.
  • Finance: Achieve financial targets by estimating, planning and executing the overall strategy of the application portfolio.
  • Documentation: Create support and user documentation, technical roadmaps, production turnover kits and change notification for the application portfolio.
  • Coaching: Managing experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in completing their assignments. Developing internal talent by identifying areas to share critical application knowledge and sustain a flexible support coverage.
  • Responsible for overall effectiveness of systems and applications in IT portfolio at Cumberland Farms which includes analysis, programming, and configurations of end user applications.
  • Responsible for the oversight of all budgeted capital projects for Cumberland Farms IT Dev Apps portfolio.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to systems design in other markets where company does business.
  • Participate in the design of overall architecture and develop Web, System and Mobile Applications. Ensure the code is developed to standards. Continuously enhance softrware by following strong design principles and product specifications.
  • Manage full Software Development Life-cycle. Manage the end-to-end life cycle for the production of software and applications. Analyze, write, build, and deploy software.
  • Maintain quality and effective responsiveness of applications. Enforce high code integrity and organization. Determine and enforce the testing coverage for unit testing on all solutions, and work closely with the teams to facilitate UAT cycles as needed.
  • Develop Project Scope Documentation to include deliverables, timelines, and budget. Work with the Project Managers and Business stakeholders to develop the desired solution.

    Required Skills:
    • Familiarity with databases (e.g. MS-SQL, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache) and UI/UX design
    • Demonstrated proficiency with front end languages and libraries such as HTML/CSS JavaScript, XML & jQuery.
    • Experience with multiple back-end languages such as C#, Java or Python etc. and JavaScript frameworks such as Node JS, React, Meteor and Ember.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with server side languages such as Python, Ruby, PHP & Node.js.
    • Solid understanding of database concepts (Cardinality, Normalization, Constraints, Referential integrity, Concurrency control & performance tuning).
    • Knowledge of key concepts in Cloud computing and experience with Azure.
    • Demonstrated communication (both verbal & written) and organization skills.
    • Ability to work well under tight deadlines.
    • Professional association with C-store industry associations or their technology committees.

      Working Relationships: Manager of Application Development will be reporting to Group VP of Application Development. He/she will also work closely with others within the IT department as well as with business partners to ensure efficient software development, smooth production handoffs and drive value to the business.

      Requirements:Minimum Education: Computer Science Bachelor's DegreePreferred Education: Masters in Computer ScienceMinimum Experience:
      • 10+ years of hands-on Software development, or IT Engineering
      • 7+ years of experience managing software developers
      • Strong hands-on coding, design, & architecture skills
      • 5+ years of experience building Mobile Apps across IOS & Android platforms
      • 5+ years of experience with Cloud technologies (Azure experience preferred)Preferred Experience: 15+ years of Software Development experience in Retail, Wholesale Fuels, and Supply Chain Logistics
        Soft Skills: Strong communication skills, Desire to learn and stay abreast of new technologies
        Hours & Conditions: 40+ hrs/weekTravel: Minimal

Keywords: EG America, Worcester , Manager of Application Development, Executive , Westborough, Massachusetts

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