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Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Neenah, WI, US, 54957

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 13198
Functional Area:  Information Technology; Leadership
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US
Work Hours:  Standard business hours


Position Summary

Join us to make a difference! Our commercial development team is hiring a leader to lead a team of developers who build commercial web applications used by businesses to help them protect people and the businesses they run. This is a great opportunity for someone who already is leading a development team, or for a developer ready to take his/her first step into a formal people leadership role.


This position will also be responsible for leading the team as well as performing project management duties including planning, scheduling, and controlling software development projects to meet performance/quality, cost, and time objectives. This agile team includes a formal product management structure and dedicated QA and DevOps teams. 


This role can work remotely from within the US

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads, develops and coaches team:
     - Provides clear expectations, feedback and recognition
     - Participates in the hiring/selection process
     - Writes and conducts performance evaluations and progress reports
     - Handles associate relations issues 
  • Delivers results in line with the following key metrics/accountabilities:
     - Development project timelines
     - Application quality, system uptime and system performance targets
     - Associate retention
  • Manages the Software Development Life Cycle process and methodology to ensure a high level of quality for all products and services.
  • Oversees development team and construction of site enhancements and changes.  Ensures adherence to best practices for development, security and release management.
  • Ensures strong communication and training for technical support relative to site changes.
  • Contributes to the overall plans and objectives of the department as a member of the Leadership Team. 
  • Acts as a mentor and performs code reviews with the team to ensure quality and standards, particularly for contract resources. 
  • Works with other senior members, managers and architects to assess/introduce/implement new development frameworks, tools and processes.
  • Coordinates technical implementations and interfaces with Information Technology team to maintain optimal server configuration, database accuracy/integrity and for coordination of staging and production moves.
  • Participates in long-range planning and makes recommendations regarding technical architecture and department improvements.
  • Collaborates with development teams, product owners, and management to balance technical needs and business needs, while ensuring project objectives are met.
  • Communicates with third party vendors, end users, customers and internal product stakeholders on systems requirements, enhancements and recommendations to support business direction.
  • Develops and maintains a solid understanding of the technology tools and trends and remains current in new technology developments and their potential impact on the department.
  • Carries out responsibilities in a fair, ethical and non-discriminatory manner and ensure that staff follows these same guidelines.
  • Manages expenses in line with departmental budgets and corporate business conditions.
  • Enforces and supports all company policies and procedures.  Fully supports the company's commitment to safety and the environment and strives to maintain a clean, healthy and safe workplace.



  • 5+ years of development experience including experience working with Microsoft, NET development tools.. Azure DevOps experience a strong plus. 
  • Previous experience mentoring others on technical issues, or leadership exerience. 
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading project teams and software development projects to successful completion.
  • Formal project methodology experience; Agile (preferably Scrum) experience preferred.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a Project Management Discipline.
  • In lieu, will consider an Associate"s degree in a Computer Science or technology-related field or equivalent directly related experience.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Understanding of software development concepts and processes.
  • Knowledge of formal project management concepts and methodologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple system development projects at once and facilitate project team activities.
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical users at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to develop and implement growth plans and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for extended periods of time. Travel to offsite offices, customer sites and/or industry and training events is also required.


Other Information


At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. Our associates have named J. J. Keller as a Great Place to Work® four years in the running. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J.J. Keller. 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.

Not the right role for you, but know someone who could be a great fit? Refer them to us through our Professional Referral Program and you will earn a cash payment if your referral is hired. Learn more here.


A Safe Environment During COVID-19:  At J. J. Keller, our purpose is to protect people – our clients and our associates. We use CDC-recommended best practices to ensure the healthiest workplace possible, and our Environmental Health & Safety Team continuously monitors our pandemic protocols. During COVID-19, associates have given J. J. Keller high scores for keeping them informed and safe.


J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Oshkosh
Nearest Secondary Market: Appleton

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