SW Development Manager

Sr. Manager, Development
$120,000-$150,000 + 10% Bonus 

Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solution are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.


We are in search of the world’s most creative and experienced engineering leaders. We embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. As a key member of the development leadership team, you will lead the development strategy for our enterprise products. Partnering with product management and development leaders, you will interact with development teams to drive innovative solutions that meet our customer’s business needs. 

As the leader of our Agile practice, you will influence development teams and provide leadership on Agile strategy and technology approaches. We expect you to be a seasoned manager, have strong hands-on Agile experience and deep knowledge in Agile methodologies. Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN. You will add your creativity and energy to foster that culture. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering opportunities that will make an impact in their careers. 

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:  

Essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Lead through example and persuasion, rather than through tasking/directing 

  • Lead the organization to teach and promote Agile best practices 

  • Present observed risks/issues to appropriate parties to create awareness and prompt discussion 

  • Understand and foster culture of quality throughout the organization


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Extensive experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum or other scaled Agile model 

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills 

  • Ability to influence across boundaries and at all levels of the organization 

  • Strategic thinker: think end-to-end by connecting all pieces of the business (development, product management, QA, operations, etc.) to deliver the features to delight the customer while leveraging all available assets 


We need development managers who: 

  • Have a passion for technology 

  • Have 4-6 years professional experience as a development manager in an agile environment including working with enterprise customers on large scale projects 

  • Are energetic, effectively managing relationships (up, down, across) and able to roll-up their sleeves to get the job done 

  • Think strategically to help drive feature development and services for short and long-term growth 

  • Can create a fun, fast paced, motivating, and rewarding environment for their teams and the organization 

  • Attract, build, and retain highly engaged and capable Agile teams who help drive the success of our technology and business strategies 

  • Provide strong people management: attracting, retaining, inspiring and growing individuals; demonstrate a passion for people development and mobility 

  • Are creative, turning problems and solutions on their heads to come up with better processes 

We love development managers who: 

  • Bring an unwavering passion for managing the dynamics of a fast-paced environment 

  • Closely follow industry trends and the open-source community 

  • Have experience with Test Driven Development 

  • Hunger to learn new concepts, new technologies, and be exposed to/adopt new ideas 

  • Communicate effectively cross-functionally across various teams, organizations, internal and external stakeholders to drive engineering effort 

  • Are self-motivated and excellent problems-solvers 

  • Are driven to improve, personally and professionally 

  • Mentor and inspire others to raise the bar for everyone around them 

  • Love to collaborate with their peers, designing pragmatic solutions 

  • Effectively lead and manage change within their area of responsibility as well as across the business 

  • Have a cooperative, collaborative, open and flexible mindset


The Vertafore Way

Insurance is about relationships, and technology should make those relationships stronger. That’s why, at Vertafore, it’s our mission to transform the way the industry operates by putting people at the heart of insurance technology. By focusing on our customers, becoming better every day, and delivering results you can see, we provide the level of trust and security that insurance is all about.

·        Bias to Action: We’re united by an innate drive to take action and make a difference in the technology and insurance spaces.

·        Win Together: We work together as one team, showing empathy and respect along the way.

·        Show Up Curious: We work to challenge one another to push boundaries and think beyond the box.

·        Say It, Do It: We honor every one of our commitments because integrity is important to us.

·        Customer Success is Our Success: We cultivate authentic relationships and follow up by actively listening to their needs.

·        We Love Insurance: We appreciate the impact insurance has on the world.

Is this role not an exact fit for you? Keep an eye on our Careers Page for other positions!

Vertafore is a drug free workplace and conducts preemployment drug and background screenings.

The selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions. In addition, this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. 

Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

We do not accept resumes from agencies, headhunters, or other suppliers who have not signed a formal agreement with us.

Why Vertafore is the place for you: *US Only

  • The opportunity to work in a space where modern technology meets a stable and vital industry
  • Medical, vision & dental plans
    • PPO & high-deductible options
  • Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Accounts Options:
    • Health Care FSA
    • Dental & Vision FSA
    • Dependent Care FSA
    • Commuter FSA
  • Life, AD&D (Basic & Supplemental), and Disability
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plain & Employer Match
  • Supplemental Plans – Pet insurance, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident Insurance
  • Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education & Legal Assistance
  • Additional programs – Employee Referral, Internal Recognition, and Wellness
  • Commuter Benefits (Denver)