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Director, Software Development

Location:Cincinnati, OH
Benefits:We offer a competitive compensation package with full portfolio of benefits including employer match on 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays and more.
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Store Systems
Description:PCMS is the world's leading independent provider of fully integrated end to end next generation retail software solutions, with over 25 years experience.

VISION BeanStore is PCMS's pure Java Point of Sale software solution that services multi sector, multi channel, multi country and multi tiered retailing. To date, PCMS has been chosen by 75 key retail brands representing over 187,000 Point of Sale systems in over 34,000 stores located in 43 countries.

We are seeking a Director, Software Development who will be responsible for PCMS’s software development strategy and delivery of all software development projects to meet customer demands, financial budgets, and strategic aims.
Successful criteria includes customer satisfaction, time, scope, and cost. The Director, Software Development has control of resources assigned and must utilize them to the highest benefit for the projects and the company.

This position demands excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and retain an excellent working relationship with clients and PCMS resources. We pride ourselves in being large enough to deliver and small enough to care and innovate. Our Cincinnati, Ohio office is located in the Tri-County area. For more detailed information on PCMS please visit our website

• Ownership, definition and implementation of a robust software development strategy to meet company objectives.
• Leadership of the software development group, ensuring good communication of company and department strategy and development of best practices within the development area.
• Drives the synergy and sharing of good practices across all software projects between the US and UK office.
• Leadership of the quality assurance group, ensuring extremely high quality deliveries to customers and continuous improvement of approaches.
• Leadership of the support group ensuring high levels of customer service to existing customers.
• Financial management within Software Development, including full P&L responsibility, budgeting, planning and reporting.
• Ensuring proper resource assignments on daily and weekly basis to maximize value to company, customers, and individuals.
• Driving initiatives around continuous improvement of PCMS development, quality and support approaches to improve productivity and efficiency in all areas.
• Steering and support for customer projects ensuring that resources and operational needs are met to ensure projects are completed to the agreed time, quality and cost.
• Resource management of software projects and ensuring that strategies around resourcing such as off-shore/outsource development are in place to meet current and future demands.
• Line management across all development disciplines including development, quality and support.
• Recruitment of new staff into the software development group.
• Creating an appropriate working environment for the software development group within PCMS.
• Ensure environments and infrastructures are able to support store systems requirements and needs.
• Work as part of the company’s Operational Management Group, driving initiatives and best practice through the organization.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder may be requested to undertake additional duties as required.

• Minimum of 5 years experience leading software development teams within a commercial software environment with a strong focus on strategy, financial management and people management.
• Proven ability to manage and deliver successful software projects to internal and external clients.
• Ability to manage and control multiple, complex and concurrent development streams.
• Strong working experience of Agile software development practices and experience of introducing, implementing and developing new ways of working.
• Strong product development background and understanding of the issues around delivering Product based solutions to major customers.
• Proven customer relationship management skills with excellent presentation skills to senior levels.
• Good understanding of the stakeholders within the software development environment.
• A change agent – experience of moving software development into a world class software house
• Experience of managing department budgets.
• Resource planning.
• Experience of recruiting technical and management personnel.
• Candidates must be authorized to work permanently in the United States.
• Must possess or be able to obtain a valid passport

• Must be able to travel internationally – approximately 25%

• Able to develop long term plans and adapt strategy based on performance.
• A change champion.
• Encourages innovation and looks for opportunities to transform the business.
• Communicates effectively in all situations and creates an environment of open and effective communication.
• Influencing direction.
• Able to communicate a compelling vision.
• Creates a culture of high performance and continuous personal development.
• Able to create networks to benefit their team and the business as a whole.
• Shows continuous drive and determination to succeed.
• Seeks out opportunities for the business.

No recruiters or phone calls please. EEO-M/F/D/V

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