Posted 2 weeks ago

Welcome to our job description 😃! We’re looking for a rock star Software Development Manager and here’s hoping we’re a good fit.

Four 13 Group is a fun and caring team of people disguised as a digital commerce agency and has loads of opportunity and potential. More than anything, though, we’re focused on making a difference ❤️ in the lives, families, and communities of those who desire to fully buy in and support our mission.

What’s our mission? We thought you’d never ask‼️

We aim to transform the lives and surrounding communities of 1001 team members in the Philippines by 2028. How will we accomplish this? We believe the answer lies in finding and hiring team members who, along with a healthy dose of self-care, desire to care for and enrich the lives of others. With a hard-working, committed team of individuals that consistently shows up, owns their stuff, displays humility, has a help first mentality, actively communicates, and isn’t afraid of a little fun 🎉, only the sky – no, only ends of the multiverse is the limit.

Regarding our interview process, we believe that formal interviews don’t reasonably reflect people’s ability to deliver, their communication and whether they are a good fit in our organization. So instead, we do more minimal interviews and hire people on a probationary basis and during that time, if either of us feel it isn’t a good fit, then we can choose to part ways. Hopefully you’ll have made some money and learned a few things to add to your CV and we’ve gotten some great code 💻.

Below are some additional details on what we’re looking for in a candidate. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Role (Overview of the Position)

  • As a Pod Owner, you are responsible for leading, managing and holding the pod members accountable with their functions and responsibilities while providing support to each of them. Owning the pod level Profit and Loss is your main function while driving momentum to the team in delivering the business/client requirements in a timely manner to maximize profitability.

Responsibilities (Tasks Associated with the Role)

  • Leadership, Management and Accountability for Software Development Pod
    • Staying on the same page with the company goals and visions.
    • Maintain and Navigate excellent client relationships.
    • Ensure all the pod members are in harmony with their functions and seats.
    • Provide appropriate performance feedback to all pod members.
    • Initiate coaching and mentoring sessions to support the team members in improving their skills and performance.
    • Taking ownership of the pod revenue, resources allocation, budgeting, profit and loss forecasting and other tools to manage and regulate the productivity and commitments of each pod member.
    • Preparing strategic plans for the pod productivity (projects vs resources).
    • Thought Leadership (resources and manpower allocation, capacity, requirement gathering, etc.)
      • Strategic Planning and Completion of Client Projects assigned to the pod based on SOW and budget approved.
      • Project and task prioritization based on available resources and data.
      • Data-driven decision making with the end goal of delivering excellent projects/products based on the client requirements.
      • Client Retention, Resell and Upsell – Add more value for our clients while maintaining healthy relationship.
      • Holding pod members accountable for the tasks delegated to them.
      • Staff and Resources Management.
    • High-level Project Management
      • Execution of functional plans per project based on the client requirements, approved budget, resources allocation, and agreed project timelines.
      • Project prioritization.
      • Working with the Project Manager for task delegation and management focused on providing clear direction to your pod members.
      • Collaborating with the Project Manager and other pod leaders to prioritize projects and tasks
      • Making a decision on important issues relating to the overall project.
      • Set the responsibilities and expectations of each team member according to their roles and deliverables.
      • Working with the Project Manager to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining keen attention to detail.
      • Account Management
        • Make sure client meetings are productive.
        • Sound understanding of client concerns and issues
        • Work with the Project Manager to manage client expectations.
        • Assisting and guiding the Project Manager with the documentation of all project updates and revisions (as needed).
        • People Management
          • Career Development (Mentor a potential role growth).
          • Ownership of pod-level Staffing Projection vs Pod Capacity reports.
          • Data-driven decision making in recruitment and promotion concerns.
          • Supervise Communication Management for the entire pod

          Results(Success Measures for this role)

          • Provide clear direction for his/her direct reports based on the company visions and core values.
          • Maximize growth and profitability.
          • Provide support to pod members on a daily basis to eradicate issues/growth blockers ensuring projects are delivered in a timely manner.
          • Staffing and resources allocation.
          • Providing clear directions to the pod members based on pod-level priorities.
          • Execution of the pod’s strategic plan to deliver satisfactory products and services.

          Requirements(Expected Proficiencies)

          • Exhibits the company Core Values all the time:
            • Own It
            • Seize the Day
            • Plan it Well. Do it Right.
            • Ask the Question. Be Teachable.
          • Experience leading high-performing teams, including the ability to recognize and cultivate rising talent
          • Proven track record in software development, digital marketing, or a similarly relevant industry.
          • Adept at transitioning seamlessly from a strategic level vision to day-to-day tactical operations.
          • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
          • A demonstrated execution mindset and a record of success in holding people accountable
          • Understanding of and ability to create a healthy organizational culture
          • Equipment and setup ready for remote working
          • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
          • An understanding of the software development cycle and some of the jargon associated with it
          • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (in English).
          • Excellent listening skills with the ability to collect and analyze large amounts of data and info
          • Ability to improve business processes
          • Adaptable with critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills – think outside the box
          • Unquestionable integrity

        This job description is not all-inclusive and certain activities, duties or responsibilities may be required of the employee as needed.

        For those interested to apply, please take the following assessments first and provide the links to your results when sending your application:

        Additional Benefits after passing the probationary period

        • After 90 Days
          • Reimbursements for SSS, Philhealth, Pag-Ibig, and Internet
          • Eligible to use earned Paid Time Offs
          • Eligible to get the 13th Month Pay by December
          • After 180 Days
            • Eligible to avail of our health and dental care cash assistance which is also applicable for approved immediate dependents

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