Development Manager

Ho Chi Minh city 11 November 2019

As a Development Manager for one of our squads within the enablement technology team, you will provide leadership through building and coaching people, organising and owning delivery on behalf of the team and liaising with stakeholders including Product Managers to help form product roadmaps. You will be responsible for supporting the build of front-end and back-end services working with cross functional teams in PHP, Java, and Java script. MessageMedia utilises highly available and highly scalable technical solutions to enable businesses around the globe to engage with their customers. The systems and products that your squad will build will have a big impact to the success of our customers and MessageMedia.


  • Lead and grow a team of passionate engineers through their journey to Agile Maturity.  Provide support and guidance that enables the squad to self-organize and to achieve sustained high velocity and predictability.  
  • Manage employee career development by providing coaching and mentoring to junior engineers while guiding senior contributors to maximize their potential.  Complete performance check-in’s, collaborate with squad members on their objectives and provide a clear path for progression through personal development plans.
  • Own, operate and maintain your squad’s services. Employ Agile methodologies to continuously deliver value to customers.  
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with Product Managers, Solution Architects and Tech Leads to ensure the squad has clear direction and priorities.  Ensure there is cross-training and a healthy balance between features and technical debt.
  • Serve as the team’s Scrum Master, breaking down roadblocks as well as managing communications with stakeholders and dependent teams.  Create a culture of continuous improvement through retrospection.
  • Institute development best practices to ensure the squad produces high quality, well architected and supportable code.
  • Help to break down roadblocks as well as manage communications with stakeholders and dependent teams.  
  • Maintain a culture of measured, continuous improvement.


  • You will build an autonomous, highly engaged and performant squad with a sense of ownership over their domain.
  • Your leadership will help the squad to achieve the goals and success metrics that provide a direct, positive impact to customers.
  • The squad will consistently deliver new product functionality in accordance with agreed roadmaps.
  • Technical debt will be managed by ensuring correct amount of focus on automation and service improvement.


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in leading engineering teams.
  • You are first and foremost a people person who has the ability to attract and motivate top talent.
  • You have demonstrated abilities in engaging people in career development, helping them to build a plan, and coached them to see it become a reality.
  • As a pragmatist, you are able to distill complex and ambiguous situations into actionable plans for your team.
  • Master of agile processes, continuous integration and test automation.
  • A development or system engineering background is preferred, with a minimum 7 years hands-on experience developing complex systems. You have worked across a full stack, and you have experience with backend services and distributed systems.
  • Experience leading engineers in a highly technical and complex operations environment. Ideally, you have experience in a production Cloud / DevOps environment.
  • You have a strong understanding of IT service management best practices, preferably with ITIL certification.
  • You are a delivery focused individual who values curiosity, collaboration and developing others to succeed.

Here at the MessageMedia team, we don’t just offer you a job, we offer you your future. Here’s your chance to get your hands on…

  • The latest technologies for product development
  • The finest IT tools to raise your potential to even greater heights
  • The power to deliver truly awesome products
  • Professional training and certification programs
  • English training with a native English teacher
  • Flexible schedules, great benefits and bonuses
  • Private health care program, extended to family members
  • Access to global opportunities

Do you recognize yourself in this role? And, are you willing to shape the future of the digital world with us?

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