IT Applications Development Manager

| Greater Boulder Area
Our Company:
PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on in 2014. We’ve since sold more than 200 million grips and expanded our portfolio to include a broad range of empowering, expressive, and fun products. We aim to build an Eternal Positivity Machine—an adaptable global brand that makes an increasing positive impact on the world every year.

PopSockets is looking for an IT Application Development Manager to lead the design, develop, implement and support of custom application software across our business-to-business eCommerce and backend applications. At PopSockets, we run our business on a set of web applications and platforms that utilize industry standard SaaS or web-enabled cloud solutions with APIs for integration. We have partially implemented and continue to expand a microservices architecture built around the MuleSoft Platform. These critical applications differentiate how we create products and engage our customers, process and fulfill orders and integrate with our business partners by delivering optimized efficiency, ease-of-use and enhanced revenue generation. In this role, you’ll work closely with IT Business Analysts and business stakeholders to understand business requirements and execute continuous improvements in our internally developed applications and microservices for enhanced functionality, improved usability and efficient administration.

The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of restful API development and architecture, preferably using Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform, as this is the predominant platform currently used to develop the custom software. Extensive knowledge of SQL databases, JSON, XML and ETL tools is required. Specific experience integrating with eCommerce systems (Shopify Plus and Salesforce Commerce Cloud), Order Management, online payment systems, EDI and ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) would be preferable. 

This is both an active development hands-on role and a mentoring leadership role. There are a team of developers, contractors, and development partners who will be managed by this position, and the position holder’s staff.


  • Define, document and lead development of PopSockets customized IT applications and application integrations. 
  • Coordinate your own personal development tasks in collaboration with the development efforts of your internal development team and extended team of outside consulting and development resources.
  • Define, document and lead development of PopSockets customized integrations with our IT SaaS applications and web-based applications. This includes transactional interfaces, web services, RESTful APIs, and extract, transform and load (ETL) integrations.
  • Manage the Software Quality Lead role for release management, sprint planning and testing for the software developed by this role as well as internal and external teams.  


  • 5+ years experience developing web-based applications. That experience should span teams that include in-house and outside development resources. 
  • 3+ years managing teams for development of ETL and/or API integrations, RESTful API development between SaaS and/or cloud-based software applications. That experience should span teams that include in-house and outside development resources.
  • 2+ years experience managing software quality assurance for internal application development.
  • Experience delivering software and features via agile frameworks. 
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-moving company and able to create process and vision rather than just manage to what has already been defined. 
  • Comfortable with becoming an expert in customized and proprietary software. 
  • Strong analytical skills, exceptional attention to detail, and get-it-done attitude. 
  • Deep understanding of data models, manipulation, and pipelines. 
  • Innovative, solution-minded problem solver. Flexible and pragmatic.
  • Preferred experience in application development and support of business systems related to product sales and fulfillment. This includes ERP, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Product Information Management (PIM), sales order management and electronic invoicing.

Pay range: $125,000 to $150,000

PopSockets is dedicated to the practice of equal opportunity employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, color, creed, ancestry, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, unsafe or otherwise non-welcoming work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers; and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

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What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees. We provide a dog-friendly office, stocked with snacks and high end coffee and tea options. We have a fully stocked bar with a view of the mountains. We offer competitive benefits and 4 weeks of starting vacation time, in addition to time off each year for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Softball, Soccer and more!
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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