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Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Software Developer Manager in Fairfield, Iowa

Cambridge Investment Research Inc., one of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers, is actively looking for a person who has a passion for leadership and software development to join the Technology Department for a full time Software Development Manager. The Softare Development Manager works under the direction of Technology leadership and functions as a leader to software developers and quality assurance analysts.


At Cambridge, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our financial professionals, their investing clients, and our associates. Our values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness continue to guide us in the decisions we make together every day. For 39 years we’ve delivered innovative financial solutions while offering exciting career opportunities with ongoing professional development.

A national leader as a financial solutions firm, Cambridge’s commitment to long-term professional development in a unique small-town community makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Cambridge has been honored 10 times by our associates as a ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’, and 13 times as ‘Broker-dealer of the Year’ by our financial professionals through Investment Advisor magazine. We are recognized among the leading firms in the financial advice industry as we serve over 3,600 independent financial professionals and hundreds of thousands of their investing clients across the country.

  • Lead the software development team to build, maintain, and support technical software solutions and effectively manage and utilize the environments that support them.

  • Supervise the work of individuals within the Technology department including but not limited to development plans, performance reviews, progressive discipline, recruitment, and ensure adherence to company and departmental policies, procedures, and technical standards.

  • Drive overall team effectiveness by monitoring morale, ensuring cross training and succession planning, validating work quality, managing staffing model including resource allocation, and participating in prioritization of team assignments to meet technical and business project deadlines according to the budget.

  • Resolve escalated issues and fill in when necessary by performing team tasks including but not limited to, validating and optimizing business logic, conducting technical trade off analyses, leading code reviews, writing code, and architecting data structures, application structures, and UI/UX presentation layers.

  • Oversee test coverage of all software development work in order to ensure unacceptable risks presented in the event of the software failing are mitigated.

  • Partner with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Product Managers, and business stakeholders to understand the business in order to develop solutions that support the project roadmap.

  • Collaborate with the Software Architects and Infrastructure Teams regarding emerging technologies to strategically advance business and technical solutions to support the Cambridge business model.

  • Interface within the company in a professional and courteous manner to achieve the Company’s common goals and ensure communication of those goals and statuses to all necessary parties.

  • Master's degree from college or university; and 12 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job ID: 2020-1277

External Company Name: Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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Post End Date: 5/31/2021

Telecommute: No