Development Manager (SQL / Big Data)

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Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33626

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

Requisition #: 19212
Functional Area:  Leadership; Data Analytics; Software Development
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US #LI-Remote
Work Hours:  Standard Business Hours

Position Summary

Join one of J. J. Keller's fastest growing business units as we protect people and the businesses they run! The Development Manager will lead a NEW team of Data Engineers, Data Architects and Analysts at various levels, along with offshore resources. This newly created team will support existing data/reporting for automation initiatives within our Managed Services area.  


This role is part of our Outsource Services area, where we provide services to help customers manage their safety and regulatory compliance programs. These services are heavily technology-enabled with this development team building internal-facing and external- facing applications to support service delivery. At the Manager level, this position operates at a strategic level, focusing on long-term plans and strategic priorities.


This position is responsible for leading the assigned team to consistently achieve business results and to ensure internal/external customer/client service expectations are fulfilled. This position will also be responsible for performing project management duties including planning, scheduling, and controlling software development projects to meet performance/quality, cost, and time objectives.


This role can work 100% remote in the US, on-site at our Corporate Campus in Neenah, WI or hybrid. Our organization is over 80% remote, so you can join and work remote and be part of a remote-first team. 

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 ensures 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.



  • 10+ years of development experience (Microsoft stack preferred), or project management experience that includes application development projects. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in a related leadership role.
  • Strong technical background and hands-on experience with SQL Server databases (modernization / migration) and Big Data is required.
  • Working experience with Azure (DevOps, Functions, Data Lake, Data Warehouse, etc.). 
  • Experience with data visualization and reporting packages such as Cognos Analytics, Watson Analytics, PowerBI, etc. is a plus.
  • Prior experience managing offshore teams. 
  • 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 business or technology related field.
  • In lieu of degree, may consider a combination of education and experience.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Understanding of software development concepts and processes.
  • Knowledge of formal project management concepts and methodologies. 
  • Experience with project management tracking software.
  • 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.


  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Annual Reviews, Merit Increases + Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Annual Discretionary Manager Bonus
  • 401(k) with Employer Match + Annual Profit Sharing
  • PTO Days + 8 Paid Company Holidays + 1 Paid Floating Holiday
  • Work/Life Balance & Flex Time
  • Annual Learning & Development Subscriptions  
  • Free Onsite Wellness Clinic for those associates near our corporate office + free telehealth coverage for all associates regardless of where you live
  • Free access to FLEX by Fitness on Demand providing 24/7 access to online workout videos
  • Strong company culture that fosters internal growth and development
  • Computer Equipment Provided for Home Office


We Protect People & The Businesses They Run™


Every associate at J. J. Keller makes a difference by creating safer, more respectful workplaces. Whether serving our customers directly with expertise in safety and regulatory compliance or supporting the business with specialized skills, together we contribute to better workplaces for people across North America.


J. J. Keller History:  November 1, 2023, marked 70 years of business for J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Click HERE to take a tour through three generations of this family-owned business – from our founding as a one-man consulting firm through decades of delivering on our purpose of protecting people and the businesses they run.


J. J. Keller Career Stories:  Click HERE to hear from our associates about what they have to say about life as an associate at J. J. Keller.


J. J. Keller Earns 7th Great Place to Work Certification™:  Click HERE to find out what makes J. J. Keller great.


J. J. Keller Certified as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace® in America:  Click HERE to find out why our associates LOVE working at J. J. Keller.


2023 Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation:  Click HERE to learn more about this prestigious recognition.

J. J. Keller provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):  Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan, etc. The compensation range for this role is $118,625.00 to $139,560.00 which varies depending on factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s overall experience and geographic location. Note that J. J. Keller is not currently recruiting employees to work in California.


If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.


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


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.

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