Lead Software Engineer

Position:       Lead Software Engineer

Location:      Houston, TX

Reports To: VP, Technology

The Lead Software Engineer serves as a member of the Technology Department and reports directly to the Vice President of Technology. This position is responsible for leading and assisting with Hope Media Group (HMG). software development initiatives across all our broadcast and digital brands. They provide leadership, management and training of HMG software developers and contractors. This person collaborates with and matures processes with HMG digital, donor development, web, financial, and support teams. The Lead Software Engineer continuously improves the utility of Way Nation’s Agile Methodology. The Lead Software Engineer is responsible for managing, integrating, and maintaining back-end and customer-facing technologies including the interchange of data between systems. This role is responsible to stay in tune with industry standards and technology advancements to ensure an optimal user experience for our internal and external customers.

Essential Functions:

Team Leadership

  • Lead team in core values
  • Build strong teamwork dynamic
  • Provide structure for accountability and transparency
  • Prioritize daily work for team members
  • Establish key metrics and team scoreboard
  • Assess and develop skillset of team members
  • Provide regular feedback and coaching for Team Members

Project Management

  • Use formal Agile process to manage software dev projects
  • Review backlog and in progress daily
  • Lead sprint planning, review, and retrospective meetings
  • Ascertain business requirements and workflow
  • Gather and organize user stories / use cases
  • Lead internal and external developers as needed
  • Track feature requests and bug fixes priority
  • Work with key stakeholders on roadmap and strategy
  • Provide formal Dev Ops processes
  • Ensure proper QA testing before release
  • Document versioning and repository information
  • Provide periodic updates and reports to stakeholders

Customer Service

  • Understand customer’s workflow and business requirement
  • Ensure that we are focused on those items most important to the business
  • Set clear expectations on process and timeline
  • Communicate changes to the software before deploying them
  • Act as a problem solver to help address customer concerns
  • Respond to feedback and continuously improve our processes

Demonstrated Faith

  • Pray for coworkers in team meetings or with donors/listeners as needed
  • Participate in Support Drives as needed
  • Participate in ministry wide Christian bible studies
  • Attend weekly Hope Huddle and team meetings for prayer and devotions
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. Maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of the organization



Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field


  • 10 years software development, 5 years as lead developer, scum master or manager
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner certifications preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Roadmap and Strategy skills
  • People leadership skills
  • Expert in modern software languages
  • Expert in modern hosting platforms
  • Expert in Dev Ops processes
  • Expert in Agile philosophies and practices
  • Technology, Systems and Programming Language agnostic
  • UI / UX design skills
  • Programmatic Analytics and Reporting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Heart for Christian ministry
  • Strong moral character
  • Budget management
  • Strong moral character
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritually grounded and working knowledge of scripture
  • Must be an active member of a Bible believing local church

To apply for this position, please click Lead Software Engineer to send resume, cover letter and brief testimony.

Hope Media Group (dba WayFM) is a religious organization and integrates its Christian faith and convictions into every aspect of its operations, including employment. Hope Media Group makes employment-related decisions based on a person’s religious beliefs, spiritual maturity, conduct/lifestyle and its consistency with Scripture, Christian values, and other standards of conduct as determined by Hope Media Group.

Date Posted: August 2022


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