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Lead Software Developer, Web and Mobile

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Diamond Kinetics (http://www.diamondkinetics.com) is actively commercializing a revolutionary new technology platform to improve player performance in both baseball and softball.   Leveraging an exclusive license to issued and pending patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, Diamond Kinetics is able to provide real time quantitative data, mechanics feedback and training guidance to drive performance improvement.  We provide all of this via mobile and web applications in an effort to create a dynamic new community for players and coaches centered around motion data.

Diamond Kinetics is a fast-paced, performance-driven early stage company where responsibility comes fast and consistent success is a requirement.  The work is challenging but exciting, especially for those who love sports.  We believe in stretching for growth as a company and as professionals and seek competitive, self-motivated people as teammates who do the same.   Our small, but growing software/R&D team is a great opportunity for talented engineers to impact our technology from the ground up.

Job Function and Purpose

The Lead Software Developer for Web and Mobile plays an integral role in the development and ownership of all software of the Diamond Kinetics’ product solution.  This person shares responsibility for the successful realization and implementation of the development vision.  This position will require the ability to tackle the day-to-day development tasks required for successful implementation of the architecture, as well as designing and planning roadmaps to respond to market needs.

Success in this role is defined by: meeting realistic development schedules, becoming a leader on a high functioning technical team that can turn market requirements into well-tested web and mobile software, accurately reporting progress towards short term and long term goals, directing the development path to an optimal balance of feature set and time constraints.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively Participate in Requirements, Design and Build
    • Assist in design and lead the build of web and mobile commercial software that integrates with our wireless sensing hardware
    • Primary focus is leading web and database development efforts that align with our mobile and mobile web software development roadmap
  • Assist in prioritizing the organization’s development efforts to align with strategic deliverable dates
  • Incorporate Relevant Use Cases and Requirements Documentation
  • Manage an ongoing plan and resources to incorporate product and requirements documents created by the product team
  • Utilize industry best practices to automate the quality assurance process
  • Execute Effectively Against the Software Development/Deployment Lifecycle
    • Create and maintain agile processes that work with the personality and skill-set of the development team
    • Manage a backlog of features and bugs as reported by users and internal team members
  • Be a Customer Champion Within the Diamond Kinetics Solution
    • Along with all team members, be a voice of the customer internally; ensure that players’, coaches’ and partners’ needs and ideas are incorporated into the development roadmap
  • Promote idea generation for new products/features based on validated customer and competitive insights
  • Give direction to non-technical team members around what is possible from within the technical solution as it relates to customer experience
  • Monitor and Improve Performance and Satisfaction
  • Set and measure against relevant benchmarks for growth, engagement and value of products and the community
  • Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of new initiatives and products

Competencies and Experience

Competencies Required

  • Ability to apply technical/functional expertise to solve challenging problems
  • Self starter who can manage time and projects effectively
  • Takes pride in delivering high quality work
  • Strong team player
  • Strong communication skills

Experience Required

  • B.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Information Networking, or equivalent field of study
  • Knowledge of J2EE best practices, frameworks, and patterns including Spring, Hibernate, and MVC
  • Knowledge of mobile web development (HTML, CSS, JS) best practices, frameworks, and patterns
  • 3-6 years of industry experience with a proven track record of success in product development, deployment, and team leadership
  • Highly proficient in Agile development, web and mobile frameworks

Additional Desired Experience

  • MS in Computer Science or MBA a plus
  • Start-up and/or early-stage company experience
  • Experience at the intersection of consumer hardware and software
  • Played baseball or softball; understanding and passion for the games

Additional Information

  • Unique, exciting opportunity to work in an angel/venture backed early stage company
  • Flexible work environment
  • Competitive compensation with potential for stock option opportunities
  • Overnight travel may be required for this position but it is expected to be infrequent
  • Diamond Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer





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