Shamrock Trading Corporation

  • Director of Software Development

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
    Information Technology
  • Company Overview

    Recognized as one of the Kansas City area’s best places to work, Shamrock Trading Corporation is a rapidly-growing provider of transportation logistics, financial services and international trade finance for businesses in the United States and other parts of the world. Shamrock’s subsidiaries include Ryan Transportation, RTS Financial, RTS International and RTS Carrier Services.


    Based in Kansas City, Shamrock has recently expanded to office locations in Nashville and greater Chicago.  


    Founded in 1986, Shamrock has posted an average of 25% sales growth for each year it has been in business. Based in a newly-opened office complex in Overland Park, Shamrock has more than doubled its workforce since 2013. All 500-plus Shamrock employees receive competitive salaries, a great benefits package and exciting career opportunities.


    In 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Kansas City Business Journal named Shamrock one of its “Best Places to Work.”


    This position is responsible for the overall development of software for specified business units under the Shamrock umbrella. Incumbents work closely with Business Leads, Product Owners and Senior Management to coordinate application team tasks within projects. You will play a leading role in managing the delivery of large cross functional projects.This position will collaborate to define core business objectives in order to deliver the best product with the most efficient use of company resources. You will actively mentor more junior members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done.



    • Leadership and mentoring to the development team, including software architecture approach and design. (50%)Responsible for the overall application design.
    • Serves as expert in all aspects of designing and application development
    • Coordinates work teams
    • Provides technical support and mentoring to project team members
    • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
    • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
    • Will report to an executive or a manager and represent them in work activities and meetings
    • Prototyping, proving in and justifying new technologies. Actively investigating and innovating on new technology solutions to solve business problems
    • Technical project management for multiple, complex development projects. (20%)
    • Provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top-level contributor/specialist. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
    • Estimates and recommends project resource allocations to resource manager
    • Development responsibilities on multiple complex projects. (30%)
    • Consults with end users to test and debug applications to meet client needs
    • Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications/operating systems


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
    • 9+ years’ experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications
    • 4+ years’ experience managing agile software projects across multiple distributed teams
    • Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment – where change is the only constant
    • Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount
    • Strong verbal ad communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker
    • Self-starter with the ability to work in a very fast paced environment
    • Be able to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders
    • Results oriented with a strong customer focus
    • Strong technical knowledge, with hands-on experience managing systems development in new computing architectures and environments; knowledge or relevant technology, tools, and middleware is critical
    • Strong in both breadth and depth of experience with multiple programming languages and development techniques

    Benefits Package

    People have always been the key to the success of Shamrock Trading Corporation. They give our companies an edge in the marketplace and help build long-term relationships with our customers. To make sure we attract and retain the best people, Shamrock provides a premier set of benefits for our employees and their families.


    • Medical: Fully-paid health care, dental and vision premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
    • Financial: Generous company 401(k) contributions and employee stock ownership after one year of service.
    • Fitness: On-site fitness center and company-sponsored Fitbit® program.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
      • Company-paid life insurance coverage
      • Tax-saving flexible spending plan
      • Annual accrual for vacation, personal days and holiday pay
      • Complimentary AAA membership



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