Director of Web Applications Development
Waukesha, WI US
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Kalmbach Media, a multichannel media and marketing company serving passionate enthusiast communities, is looking for an individual to help lead the company through an exciting digital transformation and provide leadership and a vision for our digital platforms and infrastructure. This individual will have a strong background in web development and applications as well as a verifiable history of leading a team to meet the ongoing development needs of a company. We are looking for a proactive leader who can be a key player in shaping the digital future of the company.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                         

  • Plan and execute Kalmbach's website efforts including website architecture, overall design and layout with adherence to best practices using internal and external support.
  • Take a proactive role in recommending well-reasoned solutions that align with the company's strategic vision.
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points.
  • Provide measurement of web performance, both desktop and mobile, recommend and implement solutions to improve metrics.
  • Appropriately staff and assign internal and external resources to meet the development needs of Kalmbach.
  • Lead a team of developers in project work that is executed with identified goals in mind.
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with engineers on your team to help mentor them and continually evaluate resources' work performance to determine and improve competency in the job.
  • Generate new effort estimates for development projects.
  • Lead meetings and actively participate in discussions that revolve around our online systems and applications.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with key stakeholders (marketing, ad sales, editorial) to understand changing priorities and achieve revenue goals.
  • Review all development requests and ensure that projects are thoughtfully considered and always align with company goals.



  • Four-year degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years' professional experience in full-stack development, system architecture, data warehousing and application & web server technologies.
  • Strong understanding of back-end development using system languages as well as front-end web development languages, frameworks and tools (HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, etc.)
  • Understanding of mobile and tablet application development and deployment.
  • Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires executive level presentation skills and verifiable ability to build high-accomplished teams, motivating people to superior levels of performance.
  • Additional training in the publishing industry a plus.
  • Requires resourcefulness in project administration.
  • Requires ability to develop and enforce documentation, design, programming, testing and training standards.
  • Requires the ability to adjust to a flexible schedule to meet the rigorous demand of the department and the deadlines of the specific projects.
  • Effectively works with all levels of management across the organization.



To be considered for this position you must complete our online application and attach your resume along with:

  • A detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position
  • Your salary requirements

Kalmbach is located in Waukesha Wisconsin, about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. We offer a customer focused work environment and excellent benefits!



Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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