Manager, Software Development at Blackbaud

| Austin
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About the role:

This highly motivated candidate will manage a team of full stack software engineers embedded on small teams that develop, test, deploy and support Blackbaud’s products and services. They will work with the teams in establishing and adhering to engineering best practices, identifying critical gaps, creating and owning strategic projects, and empowering teams. This individual will act in a servant leader role and be an agent of innovation while inspiring those around them. They will also set goals, coach others on best practices and processes and help develop other teams’ members.


  • Work in agile development environment with a team of highly motivated employees
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend external tools or partners
  • Work to establish engineering strategies with a focus on quality
  • Coach and mentor team members on career growth, improving engagement and employee satisfaction
  • Participate in hiring and team composition planning
  • Manage and lead strategic projects to holistically improve aspects of SDLC such as quality or performance
  • Evaluate team members performance including performance reviews, and assist in skill development of team members
  • Identify gaps in processes or skillsets and enact strategies for short and long-term mitigation
  • Work closely with the software engineers to ensure timely, successful, high quality releases
  • Participate in feature reviews with product owners, designers, and software engineers
  • Identify and recommend new and optimal strategies and techniques, and implement team goals and reporting metrics
  • Actively work alongside Product and Program Management partners to manage and prioritize engineering initiatives, infrastructure changes, maintenance, and new feature requests
  • Actively collaborate with other Engineering leaders across Blackbaud for architecture, process and additional SDLC improvements

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • Strong logical and problem-solving skills
  • Superior and proven attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent teamwork and independent decision-making skills
  • Experience in Agile development preferred
  • Experience with Azure a plus


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