Sr. Director/Vice President of Application Development

Sphere is looking to immediately hire a Sr. Director/Vice President of Application Development for full-time, in-house employment in the Denver area.

About the Company

Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments, security software, payments gateway and merchant acquiring products and services. Sphere serves a variety of companies from large, complex enterprises to small local businesses across a range of end-markets, including healthcare, restaurant, retail, parking, education, transportation, and insurance. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced environment where we are dedicated to helping our employees succeed, as well as offer a generous benefits package including a no-waiting-period health insurance program.

Position Summary

The position will be responsible for managing software development and applications related to both hosted and managed solutions. The primary responsibility will be the management and ongoing maintenance of transactional interfaces with financial institutions, with secondary responsibilities involving management and review of web, database and service applications in a distributed environment.  The IT leader will be expected to lead the work of others and to deliver all projects on schedule, on budget, and to specification.  Above all, this role will contribute to and extend the TrustCommerce reputation for excellence.


  • Management and direct supervision of resources encompassing all aspects of the software development life cycle
  • Maintaining relationships with financial/technical partners, including clients and external vendor partners
  • Hire and lead all levels of experienced IT
  • Have a deep understanding of the payments industry, with particular focus on merchant acquiring, authorization and transaction capture systems.
  • Establish and maintain the development program KPIs for reporting.
  • Commit on engineering’s behalf as it relates to development programs for delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Able to cultivate highly productive teams
  • Ability to work with all levels of management internally, externally, and cross culturally
  • Lead new product development teams while maintaining flawless execution of production systems
  • Lead teams of diverse technical disciplines (HW, SW, Certification, Installations)
  • Manage engineering department including budgets, hiring, performance, training, & salaries
  • Present to executive level business leaders in Sphere
  • Management of 3rd party technical resources as needed for project delivery


  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience leading/developing database driven web application development teams
  • Minimum 8-10 years managing successful software development teams
  • Experience with high volume and highly reliable interface development and support in a secure environment
  • Experience in Electronic Payment Industry is a Plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline or relative experience

Candidate Must

  • Exemplify Integrity, Professionalism, and Excellence
  • Be Dedicated, Reliable, Details Oriented, and Solutions Oriented
  • Be a Self-Reliant, Self-Starting, Go-Getter
  • Thrive in Fast-Paced, Dynamic, Team Environments

Location: Denver, CO

Note: Successful applicants must submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen