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Software Development Manager

software research and engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

West coast development manager to over development projects

The Advanced Development area of the Systems Science Lab has an opening for a software development manager. The candidate will lead a software team of developers and testers to deliver prototypes and products to a variety of customers. The position requires mentoring and direction of developers in the full software lifecycle of requirements, design, testing, and deployment of solutions. The right candidate is a mixture of leadership and technical architectural strengths.


• Collaborate with product owners, other product stakeholders, and team members

• Build and manage a development team

• Become a domain expert for the requirements and implementation

• Establish and maintain development schedules, organized into sprints

• Requirements review and estimation

• Participate in technical reviews

• Develop complex distributed systems

• Ensure delivery commitments are being addressed according to the approved plans

• Provide leadership on software architecture issues as needed

• Lead process improvements to increase efficiency, productivity, and smoothness of operations


Required Skills & Experience:

• BS in Computer Science or Software Engineering

• Minimum 8+ years of enterprise software development experience

• Minimum 5+ years of development team management

• Minimum 2+ years of experience managing Agile teams

• Experience with direct customer interfacing and relationship management

• Experience with managing outsourced development teams

• Excellent project management skills (schedule, staffing, risks management)

• Proven development experience with C++ or object oriented languages (Java, C#)

• Experience in hands-on, in-depth analysis, including technical review and analysis of source code

• Experience with automated testing and continuous integration

• Understanding of different technology stacks, development environment and development/project management tools


Nice to Have Experience:

• Experience developing distributed systems

• Solid knowledge of multi-threading, enterprise integration patterns, Web Service, and REST

• Familiarity with cloud platforms

• Cloud-based development, micro-services architecture, SQL/NoSQL databases


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources