This position is for our Portsmouth, NH office.

Come join the best web development team in the region as our newest Front End Development Manager! The Front End Development Manager will be a key player in our organization, responsible for leading and guiding a team of developers to deliver high-quality websites. In this management  role, the manager will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, provide technical guidance, and ensure successful project execution. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership and technical skills, as well as a passion for fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

As a  Development Manager you will…

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of developers, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. Set clear objectives, provide regular feedback, and facilitate professional growth within the team.
  • Oversee the end-to-end development process, including project planning, scope definition, resource allocation, timeline management, and successful product delivery.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the development team, ensuring best practices, coding standards, and architectural principles are followed.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define project requirements, provide technical insights, and ensure alignment between development and business goals.
  • Ensure the team delivers high-quality, bug-free websites through code reviews, testing strategies, and continuous improvement of development processes.
  • Encourage a culture of innovation, staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, and driving the adoption of new tools and techniques to enhance development efficiency.
  • Monitor the performance of development projects, identify bottlenecks, and implement strategies to optimize development processes and enhance productivity.
  • Facilitate resolution of technical challenges and roadblocks, encouraging the team to find creative and effective solutions.
  • Manage developer workload and resource allocation to ensure optimal productivity and project delivery within set timelines.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration between development teams, promoting knowledge sharing and leveraging expertise across the organization.


  • Proven experience of at least 5 years at an agency, with solid software development, and an understanding of software engineering principles and practices.
  • Previous experience in a managerial or team lead role, demonstrating exceptional leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong project management capabilities, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in building sites with WordPress, specifically the Block Editor.
  • Proficiency in PHP, HTML, Javascript, and CSS.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban).
  • Familiarity with software testing methodologies and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills, with a focus on delivering scalable and efficient solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively communicating technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the development of scalable web applications, mobile apps, or cloud-based solutions.
  • Familiarity with software security principles and best practices.
  • Contributions to open-source projects or relevant technical community involvement.

If this job opportunity sounds like you, we should chat. Make sure you include a cover letter that highlights why you want to work at Vital and your salary requirements. Please be sure to include links to your work with a short write up describing what YOU did on the project.