Software Development Manager



A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.


Want to play a major role in the future of public radio today? Have a passion for technology, particularly open source? Care deeply about informing and serving the public? Have a knack for keeping the trains running on time and the know-how to make them run faster and more efficiently?

Role Summary:

As the Development Manager on our Digital Services team, you’ll be managing an established and growing team of best-in-breed software, quality, and support engineers, as we build, test, and deliver award winning products for NPR stations, our many public and internal APIs, and the systems that make it all run. You will partner closely with our Product, Design, and Management teams to identify priorities, build new features, and improve and maintain existing applications. You will nurture, teach, and keep the team focused.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Supervise a team of software developers, quality engineers, and support staff
  • Provide hands-on, individualized mentorship for your direct reports
  • Manage day to day operations of the technology team,, and its systems
  • Ensure the most important work is being addressed and completed within budget
  • Liaise with peers and stakeholders to manage priorities
  • Help define, manage, and improve software and product development processes
  • Play a role in technology decision-making with other senior team members
  • Assist with recruitment, including talent evaluation, interviewing, and on-boarding


About you:

  • 2-4 years as a Technology, Operations, or Technical Project Manager
  • Master of scrum or other Agile methodologies
  • You can hang with geeks and non-geeks alike
  • You thrive when multi-tasking
  • You are technology-agnostic and care only about the right tool for the job
  • You communicate clearly and often


Bonus points for familiarity and experience with:

  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Mobile development
  • LAMP, Java, Node.js
  • JS, JQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Git, SVN, Jenkins, NewRelic
  • Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, Crucible
  • AWS
  • Responsive Design
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Security

What else?

  • We rely on and give back to the open source community.
  • Mac, Windows, whatever. Tell us which you prefer.
  • We are a friendly bunch and expect the same from you, too.
  • We’re an Agile shop, provide formal Scrum training and use tools geared toward rapid development. Recently, we added Lean to our toolbox, and we constantly try to improve how we do what we do.
  • We are located in a Boston’s Innovation district in South Boston. We are a 10-minute walk to South Station and within 15 minutes of a great range of restaurants, retail, and culture around the Fort Point Channel and Seaport Districts.


Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development. 

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NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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