Tools Development Manager
FriendFinder Networks Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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The Tools Development Manager will be responsible for working with the stakeholders in software development and prototyping. The individual will also lead and grow an engineering team that will be responsible for coding and functionality.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
  • Define product objective by analyzing user requirements, envisioning system features, and functionality
  • Work closely with stakeholders and project managers and other members of the development team to develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Create prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models
  • Communicate with stakeholders and project managers on progress and/or delays of current task sand projects
  • Manage a team of developers with a varying range of skill levels to design, develop and maintain tools released to the internal marketing teams and external customers
  • Clearly define, manage and maintain priorities for team members
  • Responsible for design and code development
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, properly structured, and meets industry standards
  • Work closely with QA to define test plans and test cases for applications
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, and/or test results
  • Identify and correct problems uncovered by testing and/or customer feedback
  • Improve the quality of code through proactive adoption of new processes and tools
  • Develop junior engineers through mentoring via formal and informal discussions, code reviews, design reviews, technical presentations, and training
  • Monitor and assess performance of direct reports to make improvement and/or take corrective action
  • Determine staffing requirements which includes interviewing, hiring, and training new employees
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree
  • 3+ years of management responsibilities with at least 5 full-time employee direct reports
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience on a LAMP platform
  • Experience managing SQL in a large-scale relational database environment (complex queries, across multiple databases/servers; and ideally, stored procedures, user defined functions, events, etc.)
  • Firm understanding of software development fundamentals, best practices and design patterns
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and teamwork skills, and ability to influence cross-functionally
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Deadline oriented and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
  • Team-player, positive attitude and flexible
  • Must be comfortable with adult content
  • Must be at least 21 years old


FriendFinder Networks Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a business casual work environment, flexible work hours, and a competitive salary. The benefits** package includes:
  • 401(k) with a 4% match on year to date earnings with no vesting period
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and AFLAC Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, LTD and AD&D
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 529 Education Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Complimentary Breakfast and Catered Lunches

** Benefits vary depending on location and are subject to change without notice. Please check with Human Resources for more information.

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