Techpros primarily places candidates for director of software development jobs at Boston-area companies, although some positions are available elsewhere in Massachusetts.
Strong candidates for director of software development jobs will typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and sometimes an advanced degree in the field. Years of hands-on experience are highly important, as many companies are seeking applicants who have prior work experience managing a software development team. Software development managers typically have experience coding in a variety of programming languages. In addition, some companies value graduate work outside the field of computer programming, such as the completion of an MBA. The below table helps to give a general idea of the current job market for directors of software development. These figures are rough estimates, and are variable depending upon the job. Nonetheless, they provide ballpark figures for a job that is in high demand for Boston area software companies.
|Entry Level Software Developer||BS in Comp Sci||0-2 years||$60,000-$85,000|
|Director of Software Development||BS in Comp Sci||2-8 years||$85,000- $115,000|
|Senior Director of Software Development||BS in Comp Sci, Advanced Degree||5-10+ years||$115,000- $150,000|