Software Development Manager


100% Remote



Instant Teams is looking for a dynamic Software Development Manager ready to jump in and provide first class direction on our internal product, Arti.  They will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all activities related to development of this product.  They will be responsible for defining and setting the inaugural set of development standards and procedures that will ensure the successful on time delivery of a world class product.  

The Software Development Manager will work closely with the Technical Director and the Product Manager to gather high level technical and business requirements, and convert those into lower-level development stories that are then scheduled and assigned to the development team.

Day in the Life

  • Reports to the VP of Technology
  • Work with the Technical Director to get the architectural vision and priorities of the product
  • Work with the Product Manager to get the business vision and priorities of the product
  • Assist with the enhancement and overall product architecture
  • Develop and enforce standards and processes for reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Assist the team in refactoring the existing code base to meet best practices and improve maintainability
  • Manage the development, deployment, and integration of software solutions
  • Maintain code integrity and organization
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness of applications
  • Mentor the members of the development team
  • Work closely with the QA/QC tester to define acceptance tests, and deployment smoke tests
  • Keep abreast of new software technologies and best practices

What We’re Looking For

(and not by any means dealbreakers!)


  • JavaScript
  • React and Node.js familiarity is a plus
  • Familiarity with AWS architectural concepts
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or other relational databases
  • Experience with ElasticSearch or other NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Familiarity with APIs
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools, GitHub experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in documenting processes and monitoring performance metrics
  • Ability to manage a large development backlog, and plan/prioritize/strategize scheduling of stories in sprints to meet stakeholder expectations

Required Education and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in software development and agile team management
  • Bachelor degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Senior and Junior Full Stack Developers
  • Senior and Junior Front-End Developers

The Tech Stack

Instant Teams delivers a unique platform to match, build, and manage remote employees for customer companies.  The platform itself consists of three components – a talent facing portal to help talent grow their careers and find unique opportunities, a customer facing portal that helps companies request carefully sourced teams and manage their teams; and finally a sophisticated data platform that uses search algorithms and eventually machine learning to build teams that match client’s needs.

Web Application:  The web Application is built using the React front-end framework. Use of this technology improves the componentization of the front end and thereby increases the flexibility of the display of records and other content.   The same technology is in use for all the components of the platform – Talent Portal, the Customer Portal, and the Admin Portal.  

Webserver:  The back-end servers are AWS EC2 instances running Node.js.  The servers are implemented in a multi-node cluster running behind an AWS high-availability load balancer. All communication from the internet with the webservers requires SSL encryption over HTTPS, and only traffic on HTTPS port is allowed.  While not yet turned on, the load balancer can be configured with a firewall and a service to prevent denial of service attack (DDoS shield). Furthermore, all access can be logged and stored in AWS CloudWatch.  The disk storage for webservers can also be encrypted.

Database Layer:  The system uses the AWS RDS (postgres) database cluster.  The database can be encrypted.  All data access to this database is via HTTPS, and the database itself can only be accessed from within the virtual private network by specific servers. RDS data will be backed up daily.  The database general log, which contains all database connections and complete query history can be sent and stored in AWS CloudWatch.  The encryption and logging features are not yet turned on to save on AWS costs.

Start Date

As soon as we can get the right person in place!

Regular Working Shifts

Available to work 40 hours/week and be available during your time zone’s core working hours

Eastern Time Zone Team Members
10 am – 4 pm

Central Time Zone Team Members
9 am – 3 pm

Mountain Time Zone Team Members
9 am – 3 pm

Pacific Time Zone Team Members
8 am – 2 pm

Hawaiian Time Zone Team Members
7 am – 1 pm

The remaining 2 hours are flexible on the front end or the back end, with approval and communication to your supervisor.

About Us

We are a Workforce on a Mission.
Our unique combination of talent, technology, and remote teams takes on outdated models of customer support and customer service teams. We’ve built a modernized model of mission-centric service that puts our customers ahead and impacts an untapped market of military-connected professionals.


This is not necessarily a complete list of responsibilities, skills, duties, or requirements associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, or technological developments.)

EEO and Harassment Statement

Instant Teams provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants, contractors, and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of work, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Instant Teams expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Instant Teams’ contractors and employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.