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Manager, Software Development - Research & Development - Houston Astros (Houston · TX)

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Department: Baseball Operations
Supervisor: Director, Research & Development

Please note, as a condition of employment, COVID-19 vaccination (at least the initiation of the process) is required prior to start date. Accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered.

The Houston Astros Baseball Club is accepting applications for a Manager of Software Development to oversee our growing development team within Baseball Operations. The individual will manage a team responsible for building and maintaining software applications used by Astros players, coaches, and personnel to make better in-game decisions, acquire and develop the best talent, and win championships. This position will work closely with the Director of Research and Development on project planning and prioritization, and with the development team on planning and executing technical projects. The developers in R&D will report to the Manager of Software Development

  • Work with senior developers and architects to plan and design technical projects, and translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Work with Director of R&D to budget, estimate, and prioritize high level project details and timelines
  • Work with other departments in Baseball Ops to streamline communication with development team, answer questions, and handle day-to-day requests
  • Foster development and growth of direct reports
  • Implement and improve team-wide practices to facilitate a productive and collaborative work environment
  • Direct the hiring process for additional developers as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of software development experience, including both individual contributor and leadership roles
  • Experience as Team Lead and/or Manager preferred
  • Experience with full Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum
  • Experience supporting production applications
  • Strong knowledge of programming, scripting, and relational databases (C#, Python, SQL)
  • Experience with Azure a plus
  • Knowledge of baseball a plus
Other Duties
The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type and level of work to be performed.  The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals in performing the essential functions

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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