Manager, Software Development (Atlanta)

Cox Media Group Digital is a Python and Javascript shop, and we’ve built one of the largest Python apps ever – scaled to serve web, mobile, API and more for 100+ prominent newspaper, TV and radio sites. You will create an environment and team that delivers outstanding software as fast as possible while having fun.

We’ve got the mentality of an independent startup along with the backing of an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion. We’ve got a collaborative culture, and expect you to contribute your knowledge and expertise to the product development process from start to finish. We do what it takes to produce a superior product and we have a lot of fun doing it.

Here are some of the things we hope you’re looking for:

  • An agile, fun-loving team environment (office pranks are common)
  • A group committed to open source software and culture
  • A place where geeks can be themselves and learning abounds (we’ve had seminars on subjects ranging from HTML5 video to wilderness medicine to baseball)
  • A place where the day’s challenges are both big and rewarding
  • Responsibiliy for a great group of developers and making them even greater
  • Working with a cross-functional team to deliver successful projects with high quality and reliable delivery

Here are some of the things we’re looking for:

  • You’re committed to the craft of managing and leading people. From Drucker to Deming with Rands in-between you continually study and hone your skills.
  • You’re able to make the complex simple and have demonstrated an ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view.
  • You’re passionate about communication, group dynamics and coaching.
  • You have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. You cultivate that same appetite in your developers and teams.
  • You’re a perfectionist who tempers it with deadlines. Pragmatism is your middle name, you work at speed and inspire with your can-do attitude.
  • You’ve got three years or more of demonstrated ability to manage and develop high performing teams.
  • You’re experienced with agile development practices, especially Lean/Kanban.
  • You’re got Python experience (or Web development experience in another dynamic language).
  • Read the full job description for more

Our company culture:

  • Work passionately and positively.
  • Find a way to say yes.
  • Be a utility player.
  • Take ownership.
  • Seek ideas from all directions.
  • Keep it simple to keep it fast.
  • Celebrate successes and learn from mistakes.
  • Favor measurements over guesses.
  • Move forward.
  • Serve our customers’ needs.

See more detail of our company culture here: Our team’s culture and ethos

Want to apply?

Send your résumé and to chris (dot) heisel (at) coxinc (dot) com