Burns & McDonnell Software Development Manager in Kansas City, Missouri


The Business and Technology Solutions - Technology Consulting Software Development Manager will be responsible for managing the software development team to deliver on initiatives ranging from new product development to product support to custom solution consulting. This role will have accountability for the execution of strategic commercial software programs working closely with Business Line Leaders and Product Managers. The Software Development Manager will be accountable for improving SDLC processes and partnering with other department staff to ensure profitable delivery of software solutions. The Technology Consulting Software Development team works on both investment and customer funded projects.

The ideal candidate will align with the following experience:

  • Full development stack experience in a software solution production environment creating solutions for commercial purposes

  • Previous experience managing direct reports in a software focused organization

  • Formal, institutional software product development

  • Full SDLC process implementation and management

  • Hands-on experience coding, testing, and documenting software solutions

  • Oversight of technical decisions for full range of software solution

  • Participation in development of technical solution architecture

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage execution of all phases of the software development life cycle, including research, requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation, testing, test automation, continuous delivery, and maintenance

  • Define development processes, drive adoption and governance

  • Implement continuous improvement mechanisms for department development methodologies

  • Develop staff and attract top talent to the organization

  • Contribute in both hands-on and leadership roles to software development projects

  • Maintain plan for team resource loading and balancing

  • Interact with customers in a consultative role when necessary

  • Continuously improve and manage metrics for software development quality

  • Perform in roles of Agile Coach, Srum Master, Team Lead

  • Lead from both a technical and business perspective, vetting decisions made by others and tactfully suggesting improvements for software design

  • Guide cost estimation sessions for software projects

  • Manage software development capacity and investment to align with business plans

  • Other duties as assigned

Demonstrated Skills include:

  • Curious and engaging - a true team player that can lead collaboratively

  • Passion for professional software development and creation of amazing products

  • People development, team leadership, and organizational leadership

  • Strong communication and presentation skills (internal teams and external customers)

  • Drive to keep skills aligned with new development methods and technologies

  • Knowledge of software design patterns and the ability to implement them across many languages

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Business aptitude and negotiation skills

Anticipated travel: up to 25%


Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or other related discipline from accredited program. Minimum of 7 years related professional experience. Previous management experience is preferable. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients. Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 180487