Manager, Mobile Application Development

Location: Syracuse, NY 13202
Department: Software/Product Development

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. The LEARFIELD suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.

Our people-friendly culture is a hallmark of our style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive each day to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, have fun, love and serve others.” 

About SIDEARM Sports

The team at SIDEARM provides the technology platform that powers the official websites, mobile apps, statistical integration, live audio and video streaming, and e-commerce platforms of more than 1,400 collegiate athletic partners across the nation. 

We’re a passionate mix of technologists, creatives, and strategists that care deeply about the products we create, and the people we create them for.  We stand at the intersection of sports and technology, and are constantly innovating and evolving our products to deeply integrate the industries and provide exceptional products for our partners and their fans.   Our team embraces a casual and collaborative work environment that moves at a rapid pace, where all team members are deeply involved in the success of our products and services. 

We're fortunate enough to be trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, including 300 NCAA Division I programs, and over 55 of the 65 Power 5 athletic departments.  We are proud that the work we do is experienced by millions of sports fans each year.  

We are actively accepting applications for an Manager of Mobile App Development to join our team.  In this role, you’ll focus on developing and supporting the SIDEARM mobile platform.


What you’ll be doing is managing, leading, and mentoring an experienced team of mobile app developers. You will also serve as lead developer in building and maintaining large scale, public-facing mobile application products serving hundreds of clients and thousands of fans.  This job is an opportunity to lead the innovation and evolution of an industry-leading apps focused on college athletics. SIDEARM apps are regularly present in the Top 100 Sports apps in Apple’s App Store.

The Manager of Mobile App Development is a multi-faceted leader and talented developer who is ready to take their skills to the next level. 

  • Leads the architecture and development of well-tested, high performing, and scalable cross-platform, hybrid, and native mobile applications.
  • Responsible for establishing, planning and communicating development standards and practices.
  • Makes decisions and provides recommendations regarding the mobile application technology stack, new designs, integrations, features, architecture, and infrastructure
  • Collaborates with the VP of Web Development, Product Team, Project Management, and others to continuously improve and refine the mobile application development process from concept through deployment and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Work with product managers, project managers, stakeholders, and partners to ensure the successful execution of product vision, strategy, roadmaps, feature requests, bug fixes and client integrations. 
  • Hires, mentors, and coaches the team ensuring each employee is staying current on new technologies and best practices and incorporating this knowledge into their daily work. 
  • Meets with stakeholders, partners and key constituents when needed to evaluate requests, integrations, and custom projects.
  • Conducts code reviews, crafts, and reviews documentation, and works with Quality Assurance to ensure coding best practices and quality standards are met.
  • Successfully crafts unit and UI tests to identify issues


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 4-6 years of software development experience including 2-3 years of mobile application development experience
  • Deep experience with native development for both IOS and Android
  • Expert knowledge of modern PWA frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue.
  • Working knowledge of the .NET Application Development framework, specifically C# / .NET Core
  • Experience with SCRUM, Kanban, or other modern agile development methodology
  • Excellent work ethic, strong leadership skills and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

We’ll be extra impressed if you have:

  • Proven success publishing apps with Ionic framework
  • Proven experience writing native plugins for Ionic framework
  • Proven experience integrating 3rd party SDKs
  • Proven experience developing mobile-first responsive web apps using UI/UX patterns for various device sizes
  • Proven experience using CI/CD tools and software pipelines

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.