Director of Software Development

Directors of software development design and oversee the development of software products. Techpros places job seekers at a variety of software development jobs in the greater Boston area. Senior software developers are in high demand for many local companies, and lots of jobs are available. Companies are looking for directors of software development proficient in a variety of programming languages, including but not limited to: C++Ruby on RailsJavascriptPerlHtmlPhpCobol, and Flash. Click under “Latest Openings” to see recent director of software development jobs that are available.

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.

Job Title Education Experience Compensation
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