Software Development Manager (IBM)


IBM is seeking to hire a Software Development Manager to join our team. Do you want to be part of a passionate team of IBMers focused on helping Apache Spark develop into an Enterprise Ready technology? The candidate will help the Apache Open Source Community develop and mature Apache Spark into an enterprise grade parallel computing cluster for our largest Fortune 500 customers.

The candidate will have experience in software development, understanding of Agile development methodologies, demonstrated experience with JIRA, and the proven ability to help IBMers and the Open Source Community support its ever expanding global audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Agile project planning, monitoring, and managing for Apache Spark engineering and support teams
  • designing, monitoring, and reporting metrics for key projects
  • assisting with product briefs, crafting user stories, and road-map development
  • setting and continually managing project expectations with team members and stakeholders
  • identifying, communicating, and helping facilitate cross team collaboration
  • assisting with removing blockers within projects to increase team velocity
  • reporting and resolving inefficiencies in processes and workflows

Required Skills:

  • demonstrated knowledge of JIRA
  • documented Scrum certification
  • proven record of delivering projects, coordinating with stakeholders, and managing requirements
  • exhibited written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years experience in managing engineering and development teams
  • English: Fluent


  • Masters Degree in Engineering
  • At least 4 years experience in managing engineering and development teams
  • At least 2 years experience in understanding distributed systems, map-reduce algorithms, Hadoop data structure, object-oriented programming, and performance optimization techniques
  • At least 2 years experience in algorithm analysis and evaluation skills



Job posted 10/26/2015