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5 Reasons to Hire a Remote Software Development Manager

Ihor Shcherbinin
VP of Recruiting at DistantJob - - - 3 min. to read

Besides having the best software development team, having an excellent remote software development manager that can drive your project in the right direction with minimum challenges along the way will be very helpful. Too many developers could spoil the broth; even if they don’t, then at least they’ll delay it for sure. A good software manager is your best bet to keep everything within deadlines and running efficiently..

What is a Software Development Manager?

Developers who are working on building apps and websites for your business need direction.

A good software manager oversees operations in a tech team to ensure a smooth workflow and timely delivery of your project. They have great management skills besides just having the required technical knowledge. 

The Software Development Manager’s Responsibilities

Software development managers don’t just expedite the development process but are also involved in it’s finer details.

Among other things, a software development manager:

  • Onboards and manages the software development team.
  • Manages the overall project budget.
  • Trains the team.
  • Maintains constant communication with the team and the management to ensure the right expectations are set and the project is going forward according to them.
  • Ensures timely delivery of projects.
  • Project scoping for better resource management.

Why Hire a Remote Software Development Manager?

Now that you’ve understood what a software development manager does, it’s time to learn a little more about why they’re so important, especially in remote teams. What will a manager add to your development project? What will be their responsibility?

1. Quality Control and Analysis

You probably have the best development team there is but every team needs someone to assess the quality of the work and of the final output. A remote software development manager is able to keep the quality in check during the development process in order to work towards the best result.

2. Communication and Coordination

In remote development teams, communication and collaboration become even more important. Discussion around the project is virtual, and the manager should drive it.

The software manager ensures a healthy relationship between developers from different regions and that they work together in the most efficient manner. Whether there are issues in the project or in the team, a remote software manager will be able to take care of all of it.

3. Adding the Best Tech to Your Project

Software development managers are up-to-date with the latest technology. This is important because the use of advanced technology will help produce great results. A software manager isn’t only able to suggest the best technology for the project but is also able to communicate its benefits to the development team.

A remote software development manager is able to see not only what’s best from a tech point of view but also what’s suitable from a business point of view. This is a big reason why they’re always in high demand.

4. Your Remote Team Needs a Coach

While a talented remote development team can work without being handheld, there’s always a good enough reason to have someone who can be a coach during the project. The coach can bridge communication gaps in the team while also organizing the workflow better. They can guide the team in the right direction and help navigate through challenges.

A remote software manager acts as a coach who is able to guide the developers not only in how they navigate challenges during the project as a team but also as individual developers. A good manager will assess each developer’s strengths and weaknesses in order to bring out the best in them.

5. Areas of Improvement Along the Way

There’s always a lot to improve while a project is underway. Whether it’s in processes or delivery standards, the software manager is able to identify all the holes and create a plan to rectify them.

This constant refinement of processes and development architecture ensures current and future projects get better and better. A good remote software development manager is able to streamline and keep refining your team’s processes.

As you can see, a software manager doesn’t just come with knowledge of software and development. They come with knowledge of Communication, best business and development practices, coaching, team and project management, product management and so much more! It’s almost like hiring “Jack of all trades” who is also master of all!

Hire a Remote Software Development Manager In Less Than 3 Weeks with DistantJob

Having started the remote revolution a long time ago with many successful technical placements across the globe, we at DistantJob will be happy to help you with your requirements.

A remote software development manager can change the course of your business, and we can help you select the best one from a global talent pool. Contact us today. 

Ihor Shcherbinin

Ihor, is the VP of Recruiting at DistantJob. He specializes in sourcing and placing top remote developers for North American companies. His expertise covers the entire recruiting cycle, from pinpointing job needs to finalizing hires. Known for his skill in remote staffing solutions and offshore team integration, Ihor excels in matching the best tech talents with U.S. organizations. His approach to virtual developer hiring is marked by insightful candidate selection and strategic offer negotiation, ensuring the right fit for every role.

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