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Software Engineering Manager

Red Nova Labs powers storEDGE: a modern, scalable, and fully-integrated software platform that is helping the self storage businesses across the country grow. It offers simple and streamlined ways to generate new leads, manage the move-in and move-out process, give tenants online access to their account, produce robust reports for business strategy, and much more. storEDGE helps consumers all over the world feel confident about where they store their belongings. 

Why the self storage industry?
The self storage industry has been re-invented in recent years and is on the rise with more consumer demand than ever before. Why are we passionate about it? Because we found an industry that is booming and benefits greatly from integrated technology solutions. Because we can make a real impact on the storage facilities ability to run their business. Because we are leading the industry with our technology platform, storEDGE, growing rapidly across the United States, and don’t want to stop!

Why do we need you?
Our software development team has doubled over the last couple of years and we are looking for a director to help us build a world class programming organization that delivers the best technology platforms for the self storage industry. We need someone to be a hands-on technical leader for a team of 8+ developers and help develop the strategies to improve the people and the technology. 



  • Build and develop a talented engineering team through strong recruitment, mentoring and career development
  • Manage and build strong, cohesive development teams that can achieve milestones without sacrificing security, scalability, and high availability
  • Define, deploy, and drive sustainable and repeatable process improvements through the entire software development life-cycle.
  • Participate in the technical design by developing maintainable code with extensive tests and version control
  • Drive the creation and review of business, functional and technical requirements as well as creation and review of technical architecture and design
  • Participate in the identification, evaluation and selection of 3rd party vendors


  • Able to be a highly technical, hands on people manager for a technical team
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience with Ruby, Node.JS, Python or Java
  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • Experience managing technical teams in the development of highly complex, enterprise-class web implementations
  • Prefer to ship software fast and frequently
  • Focus on continuous improvement and can describe the approaches you have taken
  • Experience with different development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall) and can describe your preferences
  • Can translate technical requirements into elegant code solutions
  • Have designed and built mission-critical services
  • Hands on, passionate, persistent, creative, and humble. You get things done
  • Ability to understand and drive business and technical processes to enable technology solutions to support client's business
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Bonus Points

  • Comfortable with high availability architectures, including replication and failover
  • Expertise in one or more of: HTTP, REST, Relational Databases (Postgres, mySQL, etc.), NOSQL databases (MongoDb, Redis, etc.), and service-oriented architectures
  • Experience with DevOps tools and platforms, including AWS, Ansible, Docker, and Chef


More about us and our culture
Red Nova Labs is a KC tech company founded in 2009. We sell a suite of products under the alias storEDGE to the self storage industry. That’s right, we make software and websites (and other cool services) for those physical buildings of units you store extra belongings in. We have an environment that allows every employee to help develop ideas and contribute to the company's growth. By creating this collaborative network, everyone has an opportunity to make an impact on what we accomplish. Our standards are still high, we’re filled with talent, and there are plenty of problems to be solved. Check us out:,

More reasons to work with us

  • Competitive salary and relocation assistance
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K matching
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Amazing cubicle-free office space, stocked snack area, full kitchen access, ping pong, foosball
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, soda, Red Bull, and Gatorade
  • Regular social events and happy hours
  • Awesome co-workers

How to apply
Use Resumator or email with your resume
A cover letter and your Github account are a plus

Red Nova Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
U.S. Citizens and all those authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

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