Software Development Manager, Business Applications

The Dorman Products Application Delivery team is looking for an experienced Development Manager with a focus in Business Applications. This role will oversee activities from an internal development team, along with external partners providing staff augmentation and project resources.  The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in both custom development and development within commercially available systems and platforms.  This person also is someone that can work cross functionally with other groups in the IT department and with key contributors within the business.  The candidate would play an active role in defining the appropriate systems and enterprise architecture within their domain and work closely with other technical and solutions architects within the department.


The technology landscape for this candidate includes a series of custom .Net developed applications, various Azure services, Salesforce, SharePoint, and a mix of legacy applications built in Visual Basic and MS Access.  This role will also have development oversight to our website and eCommerce systems.  These applications support different aspects of the business and interface with the Dorman ERP and BI platforms.  The candidate will be responsible for code quality and management within the landscape and its ongoing evolution to a continuous development model.  The individual will be an active contributor in shaping the future application development approach at Dorman.


While this role is a people leader, it is expected that the candidate is someone that can be very hands on when needed.  This may be in the form of prototyping or quick discovery work before assigning tasks to the development team.  This role also requires someone that can develop and review detailed technical designs to support various project efforts.  There will be some project management expectations for smaller enhancement efforts that this resource will also be expected to manage.  Being able to flex from hands on in code to management of people and small projects is key for this role.


Primary Duties:

  • Manage the day to day activities for the business application development team
    • Ensure resources are fully loaded with work assignments
    • Work with project managers for staffing needs
  • Lead Code and Design reviews for work items assigned to the team
  • Assist PMO and IT Leadership with forward staffing plans to support upcoming efforts
  • Manage non-production environments, supporting development and QA activities
    • Partner with the infrastructure team accordingly in this role
  • Provide coaching and direction to development team members
  • Manage enhancement and support queues for the team
  • Support 3rd party partners providing resources to augment the team
  • Maintain documentation for the development environment, application topology, data domains, and integration mappings across all systems in scope
  • Contribute to the project sizing and estimation process in the role of technical lead for efforts in discovery phases


Key Accountabilities:

  • Resource Management
  • Code Quality
  • Development time estimations and actuals compared to estimations
  • Enhancement queue delivery
  • Set Standards and promote best practices for development within the team’s frameworks



People and Project Management

  • 5+ years directly managing internal and external (onshore and/or offshore) resources
  • 5+ years managing software development / implementation focused projects
  • 5+ years working with offshore resources
  • Training or experience in an Agile environment

Software Development

  • 7+ years MS .Net experience
  • 7+ years MSSQL experience
  • 3+ years Azure PaaS experience
    • Web, Power, Logic and Function apps
    • Database services
  • 5+ Salesforce experience
    • Sales and Service
    • Marketing Cloud a Plus
  • Hands on experience in all areas noted above


Application Experience – Highly desirable

  • SharePoint (2010 and Cloud)
  • AWS Data Services and platforms
  • API integration platforms
  • Marketing Platforms and eCommerce Platforms
    • Adobe, SalesForce, Oracle or like systems




Dorman Products
Salary Range
$94,000.00 - 128,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Colmar, PA 18915, US