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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Sr. Software Development Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 24, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152820 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The Sr. Software Development Manager will be responsible for designing, planning, and development of different functionalities and processes in the Direct to Consumer (DTC) landscape. This person will provide their guidance and direction to other developers within agile scrum teams and help product architects to define standard processes and design decisions.  

This position should be able to learn new technologies and tie business processes and requirements to full end to end designs. This role will involve planning, design, development and maintenance of our frontend and backend. The ideal candidate has experience solving complex business problems at scale, is very self-motivated, data-driven, and possess strong leadership skills. 

What you will do

  • Architect, design, develop, and assist in the development of web applications to support internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Collaborate and lead a team of developers to design end-to-end, industry-leading systems and solutions
  • Work closely with internal team and external partners to ensure new developments align with roadmap and integrate seamlessly with other platform components
  • Rapidly prototype new ideas, concepts, and designs
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Self-document development processes, conduct peer reviews, and give actionable feedback
  • Manage and maintain data models
  • Improve test coverage of existing code bases
  • Manage tasks of junior developers
  • Support ongoing development for existing projects/applications
  • Find opportunities to leverage new technologies to enhance applications
  • Opportunity to manage and develop a team



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering or similar degree
  • 6+ years’ experience developing and deploying end to end web applications
  • 3+ years of experience with full product life cycle releases
  • 3+ years experience in managing a team
  • A deep understanding of web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS), networking, debugging
  • Experience developing frontend web applications in a reactive modern JavaScript framework such as React, Vue or Angular
  • Strong experience applying test driven development methodologies to complex business problems
  • Relational database technologies and data modeling
  • Optimizing and scaling code in a production environment
  • Developing applications on cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Containerization (Docker or Kubernetes)
  • Managing source code with git
  • Knowledge of and experience applying security best practices and patterns
  • Excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, ability to foster effective collaboration and team management



Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Git version control
  • Familiarity with browser rendering behavior and performance
  • Familiarity with JS automated testing tools and frameworks
  • Experience with backend/API development
  • Curiosity about DevOps principles
  • Experience with capabilities of major Cloud Service providers (Google, AWS, Azure)



Salary Range $112,000 - $164,850 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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