Director of Product Development

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

WorkRails has reinvented how software companies sell services to their customers.  With over $700 billion a year spent on technology services, we were shocked to see the most advanced companies relying on old documents, spreadsheets and broken processes to drive such an important part of their business.  

Through automation, WorkRails makes selling services easy, fast and more accurate for our clients, saving them time and money.  Our SaaS solution powers an ecommerce experience for services employees, clients and partners that increases adoption and reduces errors.  Our clients include some of the top software companies in the world. 

We are a fast growing software company with an incredible team.  We are looking for like minded people that value a team environment, expect the best from their peers and want to win.  We also value work-life balance and seek people with tremendous energy but care deeply about life outside of work as well. We encourage growing your personal network and giving back to others through philanthropic activities and company team building events. 

WorkRails offers competitive health, dental & vision benefits and access to other benefits and perks such as a 401K plan, Health savings accounts, Flexible savings accounts, Wellness plans & Commuter benefit plans. We also offer a generous paid time off plan so you can spend more time with family, friends and enjoying life outside of the office.

Job Description

As the leader of this team you will plan, coordinate, support, and supervise activities related to research, design, development, testing and implementation of our entire product suite

  • Provide leadership and oversight for the development team on assigned projects and foster a culture of high performance

  • Develop the skills and abilities of the architects, analysts, developers, and test automation engineers on the team

  • Collaborate in the development of technical and business strategy

  • Collaborate in the definition of new software architectures, products and solutions

  • Estimate work effort from Product Management plans and requirements

  • Allocate and balance resources across a portfolio of active and planned projects

  • Communicate orally and in writing to a variety of technical and business experts

  • Define, develop and adhere to software design and development life cycle standards

  • Design templates, tools, and metrics to continuously measure and improve processes

  • Oversee the career development, performance, and compensation of the individuals on your team


  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration or similar area of study

  • A minimum of 7 years of software development experience

  • Five years experience managing technology groups of at least ten people

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization inside and outside of IT

  • Commitment to continuous learning both for yourself and your team

  • Strong interpersonal skills to successfully communicate and collaborate with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software features, explain technical designs, and articulate technical strategies

  • Fluent in open source languages and experience in web-based projects

  • Experience with agile development methodologies

  • Experience championing software design, development, and UI style Guide standards

  • Experience managing remote and offshore/nearshore staff

  • Hands-on experience with many disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between

  • Experience with javascript languages, React.js and Node.js a plus

Additional Information

WorkRails is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our mission of serving a diverse and global audience, we value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture which reflects that. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

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