Software Development Manager

  • Cary, NC, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation data and technology, PayScale helps organizations #getpayright. PayScale is the only technology solution for managing compensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated and validated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously and generate recommendations and insight, PayScale empowers HR to price jobs and adjust compensation to reflect real-time changes in the market — all on one trusted data platform. With PayScale’s Adaptive Compensation Advantage, teams operate with efficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn how companies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare and The New York Times rely on PayScale to attract and retain top talent, motivate and engage employees and plan their future workforce, visit

Job Description

What We Do: Our team is responsible for our B2B products suite, which serves industry leading customers to help them develop their compensation strategies. Our solution is catered towards a wide spectrum of customers, from Start Ups to Enterprise levels.

What You Do: Are you a creative problem solver with a passion for new technology? Do you want to make a huge impact while working on hard technical problems? We are looking for a manager to help us lead the way and would love to welcome you to the team!


Day-in-the-Life: As a Development Manager, a typical day may include the following…

  • You will inspire, motivate and lead a team of 6-10 back-end and front-end engineers to ensure efficient delivery of high quality product features.
  • As a people manager, you will mentor, grow, and coach your engineers while meeting for regular one-on-ones.
  • You will unblock your team and keep things moving whether that's through technical guidance or working closely with the right people for additional help.
  • You will work closely with product managers to develop a technical roadmap and lead 2-3 projects at any given time.

First year in role:

  • Month 3: Within 3 months you will know how to navigate the organization, understand the tech stack and major pieces your team owns. You will understand what the team is working on in the near term and how that fits in the companies' strategy.
  • Month 6: You have phenomenal relationships with your direct reports and peers. You are actively leveling up your team and finding ways to increase efficiency and quality while fostering developer happiness. You are part of long term planning and regularly collaborating with individuals outside your team.
  • Month 12: You are a veteran. You understand the ins and outs of the products and services you own. You can contribute to the code base and infrastructure and are an active participant in code reviews. The organization leans on you for advice and guidance. 


  • 2+ years experience in a management or technical lead role.
  • 5+ years experience developing and designing software, preferably e-commerce.
  • Previous experience with C#, Java or other OOP languages.
  • Experience launching high performance and scalable services and applications into cloud platforms.


  • Working knowledge of relational and no-SQL databases.
  • Familiarity/experience with unit testing and crafting testable code.
  • Able to explain technical concepts to developers, project managers, and technical managers.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

Tools & Technologies:

  • We write all our back-end code in C# and Java.
  • We work in Azure utilizing technologies such as Functions, Blob Storage, SQL and more.
  • We use Jenkins and Octopus for our build and deploy pipeline.
  • We track all our work in Jira and store all our git repositories in Bitbucket.

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks – The Highlights:

All around awesome culture where together we strive to:

  • Pursue excellence every day
  • Create customer value
  • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team

As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:

  • Regular virtual company meetings
  • Coffee chats
  • Table for 4 Executive conversation
  • Spirit Week
  • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
  • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
  • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
  • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!

Our more standard benefits include:

  • Flexible Paid Time Off program – most employees average around 3 weeks per year
  • 14 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
  • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Access to Premera’s Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
  • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
  • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match

Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity.

PayScale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.