Software Development Manager

Location: ANN ARBOR, MI

Department: Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

A2 Hosting, Inc. is a premier high performance hosting company with clients around the world. We are currently seeking an experienced Software Development Manager (SDM) who is able to effectively lead a diverse team of developers as well as actively participate in the development projects at hand.

The SDM handles the day-to-day operations of the Development team.  The SDM provides leadership and technical guidance to the team as well as website and back-end systems programming to fulfill business needs.  Through mentoring, training, and coaching, the SDM will maintain a balanced work atmosphere that encourages the team to go above and beyond.  Our Development team is built and operates around the Agile/Scrum methodology.

Employment Type: Full-time, Exempt.  Local candidates or possible relocation assistance available.  Some telecommuting is possible.


  • Lead and mentor a team of talented developers.  Make staffing decisions, conduct regular performance evaluations, team growth and job satisfaction are critical.
  • Manage the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or improvements to existing applications used by the Company.
  • Maintain all facets of the Company website including back-end programming to ensure simplicity of use for customers.
  • Coordinate group tasks among Development team.  Provide status reports on team projects and help to prioritize and assign work among the group.
  • Develop, implement, manage and direct policies, processes, and procedures for the Development team to ensure consistency and efficiency.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of modules, hooks, templates and other modifications for our internal applications.
  • Actively participate in management meetings and engineering meetings, as needed.
  • Seek out new solutions to problems via new web applications that may better suit our needs, integrating them into our existing systems.
  • Continuously evaluate team members and provide qualitative unbiased feedback.

Must have:

  • Five years effectively leading a high performing team of five or larger.
  • Advanced experience programming in PHP, MySQL
  • Experience supporting LEMP/LAMP stacks
  • Proficiency in Linux command line tools
  • Experience with Git or other VCS/SCM systems
  • Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with JIRA or other issue tracking systems
  • Experience with unit testing, CI/CD
  • Experience working in an Agile environment under Scrum, Kanban, Extreme/Pair Programming, or similar methodologies

Nice to have:

  • Experience in other programming languages a plus
  • Experience with Expression Engine, WHMCS and/or Kayako Support Suite

We have the following to offer:

  • Subsidized health insurance, dental and vision coverage also available.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Company-matching 401k, traditional or Roth.
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage.
  • Company provided life insurance.
  • Generous paid vacations, holidays and sick time.
  • Regular company events such as summer BBQs and holiday parties.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

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