Team Leader, Mobile Software Development at KPA

| Greater Boulder Area
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KPA (www.kpa.io) is a proven SaaS technology and services partner for corporate compliance and human resource professionals seeking opportunities to raise productivity, control expense, and mitigate financial and reputational risk via business process automation, improved safety and workplace compliance, and better HR practices. With KPA’s proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions and operational best practice clients can unlock opportunities to drive down costs, mitigate risk, and enhance the employee experience at a lower cost than clients can achieve internally.
Founded in 1986, KPA is owned by Providence Equity Partners, a top-tier private-equity company, and is focused on delivering SaaS solutions to the small and mid-size business (“SMB”) markets.
The Mobile Software Development Team Lead will understand and be responsible for defining mobile architecture, technology strategy & roadmaps in collaboration with key technical stakeholders within the organization. They will understand functional and product requirements for multiple concurrent releases for our mobile application in the Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources and Sales and Finance. In addition to mobile software development, this individual will guide technical development, lead estimation processes, participate in requirements gathering, coordinate work across other developers and work with senior leadership to resolve technical issues. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Manage applications through the app stores, including the approval process, identifying and fixing review issues, and managing related timelines.
  • Collaborate with architects, product owners, and software engineers to drive implementation of robust mobile software capabilities and experiences.
  • Collaborate with Product Team and UX/UI designers on Mobile App best practices.
  • Conduct design, architecture and code reviews to ensure compliance with standards
  • Ensure quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, testing and deployment
  • Support and review development activities of team members, contractors, and offshore resources

In the first 2 weeks you will:

  • Receive a demo of all software products.
  • Review the current Roadmap and understand the projects you will be focused on.
  • Set up the appropriate workspace in Team Foundation Server for managing features and user stories. 

In the first 30 days you will:

  • Have a minimum of two features ready for delivery following the defined development process and deploy the features to production.
  • Contribute towards the planning, tasking, execution and delivery as defined by an agile development environment that includes reporting time against tasks, estimation of effort, and commitment to delivery.

In the first 90 days you will:

  • Demonstrate productivity and quality on par with the other team members through the daily input of status information.
  • Design and document rich user interfaces using standards compliant technologies.

In the first 6 months you will:

  • Collaborate with team members, project managers, product managers and other senior executives on identifying and documenting the technical features and user stories.

By the end of the first year you will have:

  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of the mobile product to the point of leading feature releases for that product.
  • Planed and organized team initiatives.
  • Provided technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship, maintain software quality within the team by establishing good practices.
  • Assist in growing the team with recruiting, interviewing and onboarding teammates.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems or equivalent;
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and coding principles;
  • Expert in Android and iOS mobile development
  • Experience with latest Mobile application development platforms like Xamarin Forms, Xamarin Native, or similar frameworks
  • Expert understanding of mobile automation testing and CI/CD for mobile.
  • Experience providing architectural leadership to a group of engineers
  • Experience in modern mobile architecture as well as software design patterns to ensure the productivity, maintainability, security and scalability
  • Experience in mobile native UI, networking, persistence, multithreading, performance, push notifications, concurrency, offline storage and security
  • Experience driving best practices, code reviews and mentoring people in writing maintainable and scalable mobile code as well as documentation
  • Knowledge of web services (REST, SOAP, WSDL, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity;
  • Demonstrated excellent business acumen, knows latest industry trends, routinely attends industry seminars and is looked at as an internal expert on the product as well as the associated competitive landscape;
  • Demonstrated superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity;
  • A working understanding of Windows Server Operating Systems and IIS;

As a growing company KPA values its employees by supporting them with a full benefits package including:
- Medical (both PPO and HSA plans available)
- Dental
- Vision
- Paid Time Off
- Parental Leave
- Holidays
- 401(k) match with immediate vesting
- Life Insurance
- Short and long term disability insurance
- FSA
-HSA matching

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Location

The Lafayette Y, a coffee shop, brewpub, a variety of restaurants and childcare facilities are all within walking distance. Free Parking!
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

I have always loved going into the KPA HQ office. I love learning about all aspects of KPA through colleagues in other departments. With our office closed for COVID, we are still finding ways to collaborate and celebrate each other on a regular basis. It is through townhalls and virtual meetups. We need each other to get it done!

Meghan

Human Resources Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The SDR team is at the center of outreach and client engagement in many cases. I personally love to collaborate with all teams when asked because in the end we all have the same vision. Stepping outside that comfy little box is the only way to successfully schedule appointments, create opportunities and close deals.

JoAnna

Sales Development Representative

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being in a client facing role, holding a professional & positive demeanor is crucial to one’s success. The ability to empathize with varying clients’ needs & changing communication styles are also essential. Most importantly though, is relationship building. It is our job to instill trust with our clients & once this happens, the rest is simple.

Matt

Senior Implementation Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Sales Development function at KPA is a trusted and well-respected voice. The team’s feedback helps drive enhancements to our sales process as well as how we develop as a company and serve our clients better. There’s a regular feedback loop where insights and learnings from the SDR team drive real enhancements to our messaging and direction.

Tyler

SDR Manager

What are KPA Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 2 weeks of parental leave.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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