Manager of Mobile Development

Cleveland, OH

  -  Mobile / Smart Devices  -  Direct Placement  -  Job ID: 23-02778

Title Manager of Mobile Development

Location: Cleveland, Ohio Hybrid

Duration: direct hire
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US


Job Description:

·         The Manager of Mobile Development is responsible for planning, developing and supporting IT strategy resulting in industry-leading mobile applications for the E-business Center of Excellence.

·         As a working manager, this role provides technical expertise, directs staff and contributes to the development of global, customer-facing mobile experiences.

·         This role is a trusted partner to key stakeholders (management, web, mobile and API developers, UX designers, test engineers, operations engineers, product and business managers) to deliver creative and innovative mobile solutions.

·         You will be responsible for IT mobile executions within a large global enterprise. T

·         his position communicates effectively, while working closely with other groups to coordinate design, development, and testing efforts of assigned solutions to ensure the successful delivery of projects aligned with business goals

·         Responsibility includes management of additional staff.


Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning

·         Formulate technical strategy for mobile experience for a global portfolio of applications.

·         Manage and direct development for mobile applications across the company.

·         Research and evaluate new development standards and tools, working with other technology leaders to make decisions and drive improvements.

·         Plan and coordinate systems upgrades that impact mobile applications.

·         Manage mobile team efforts in the planning, design, development and effectuation of improvements with focus on simplification and optimization of processes.

·         Determine staffing and skills requirements for the mobile team.

·         Build and maintain a detailed succession plan for individuals and skills; contributing to the long term success of the team.

·         Drive change.

Acquisition & Deployment

·         Contribute to and oversee the daily development within operational, maintenance, and project work for multiple mobile development teams.

·         Request and allocate resources based on project sizing and budgets.

·         Partner with Center of Excellence leadership to collaborate on program governance, prioritization, and planning activities as needed.

·         Collaborate within IT and business owners to ensure timely, quality, and on budget delivery of solutions as well as strategic alignment as necessary.

·         Provide necessary resources to mobile development teams to maximize productivity.

·         Work with support teams to resolve production issues and plan new development efforts.

·         Develop client relationships through communication and engagement on projects.


Operational Management

·         Act as a Subject Matter Expert in the discovery and investigation of new mobile technologies and initiatives.

·         Mentor and coach team members, including professional apprentices.

·         Develop documentation, white papers and presentations to all levels of management and technical staff.

·         Provide management and leadership to the mobile development team and the other development team managers.

·         Conduct activities like staffing, performance and resource management, and strategic direction of the mobile team.

·         Create and maintain development plans for each team member, including training, skills assessment, career planning, and goal planning.

·         Set employee objectives, monitor and evaluate performance and provide feedback and mentoring.

·         Manage personal growth objectives for the Mobile Team, including but not limited to: training, skills assessment, career planning, and goal planning.


Incidental Functions

·         Prepare and lead presentations as requested.

·         Lead departmental or divisional meetings as requested.

·         Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and other business/technical entities.

·         Responsible for hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.

·         Coordinate various operational and administrative tasks as necessary.

·         Work with a cross-functional team on special projects expanding outside of our normal scope of work.

·         On-boarding and off-boarding contractors and other temporary staff as needed.

·         Develop prototypes or small application projects as required to meet business demands.

·         Contribute to various process improvement initiatives as requested.

·         Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.

·         Travel up to 20% may be required.

·         Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday may be required.


Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

·         Bachelors degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.g., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.


Knowledge & Experience

·         12+ years IT experience.

·         6+ years management and/or supervisory experience or team responsibility in a dynamic/complex environment

·         3+ years managing software engineers: setting goals, giving feedback and developing career plans.

·         5+ years direct experience managing applications and/or systems management

·         Experience with current mobile technologies and trends:

·         Material Design and Apples HIG design principles, patterns and best practices

·         Mobile Application Analytics

·         Push notifications and experience with one or more 3rd party push notification systems

·         Commonly used device sensors such as camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, Bluetooth and GPS

·         Mobile Augmented Reality, LiDAR and Machine Learning capabilities

·         Cross platform mobile frameworks and platforms such as React Native and Flutter

·         Experience with and advocate for software quality practices:

·         Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

·         Unit Testing and Mobile Testing Automation

·         Experience with architectural patterns and paradigms such as MVP, Rx and/or MVVM.

·         Experience with integrating with remote or local data sources:

·         REST APIs

·         MBaaS such as Firebase

·         SQLlite, CoreData, JDXA or NexusData

·         Excellent project management skills

·         Ability to lead high pressure, dynamic enterprise environment leveraging expert skills in motivation, facility and influencing to drive results through a team.


Preferred Qualifications

·         Professional experience in architecting, designing and developing highly scalable native iOS and Android applications (Obj-C, Swift, Java and Kotlin) that have been released in the App Store or Play Store.

·         Agile leadership and coaching experience, leading teams to focus and deliver in a fast-paced environment

·         Experience with accessibility regulations and guidelines such as WCAG 2.0.

·         Experience working with data and systems that require regulatory compliance such as PCI, PII and/or GDPR.

·         Experience with establishing governance models, development standards and engineering processes

·         Experience working with an API gateway platform and/or microservices

·         Experience working with information security vulnerability tests, such as static and dynamic testing tools and/or network penetration tests


Personal Attributes

·         Strong visual presentation and storytelling skills.

·         Excellent written and oral communications skills.

·         Excellent ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.

·         Excellent systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.

·         Excellent ability to work and provide strong leadership in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

·         Ability to train and teach others.

·         Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.

·         Strong ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

·         Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.

·         Ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.

·         Exceptional interpersonal skills. Ability to build trust and teamwork in difficult situations across all organizational boundaries.

·         Commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.

About INSPYR Solutions:

As a leading information technology partner, we connect top IT talent with our clients to provide innovative business solutions through our IT Staffing, Professional Services, and Infrastructure Solutions divisions. We understand and value the unique needs of highly-skilled information technology professionals in the industry and always strive to stay above the curve. Our company was founded on the following core values: Be the Best, Understand the Urgency, Never Ever Give Up, Have the Courage to Excel, and Make a Contribution. We take pride in our business model and strive to create a positive workplace environment through an exemplary culture.


INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.