Manager, Software Development - Missoula

$145,000 - $160,000 yearly
  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Missoula, MT, USA
  • May 12, 2023
Full time Engineering Software Development

Job Description


As a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation with a suite of apps, onX was founded in Montana, which in turn has inspired our mission to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. With more than 300 employees located around the country working in largely remote / hybrid roles, we have created regional “Basecamps” to help remote employees find connection and inspiration with other onXers. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day, coupling it with industry-leading technology to craft dynamic outdoor experiences.

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, growing, tech-forward environment where ownership, accountability, and passion for winning as a team are essential. We value diversity and believe it leads to different perspectives and inspires both new adventures and new growth. As a team, we’re hungry to improve, value innovation, and believe great ideas come from any direction.


onX is seeking a talented Manager of Software Development to lead a cross-functional team of developers and shape the future of off-pavement mobile experiences.  As an onX Engineering Manager, you will be a critical part of our mobile mapping technology. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic startup focused on making an impact on the business, working with multidisciplinary teams across the organization to ensure onX’s mobile properties take full advantage of our extensive off-pavement data. This position will report to a Manager of Software Development.

As an onX Manager of Software Development, your day to day responsibilities would look like:

(Essential Job Duties)

  • Make great engineers better. You’ll support your teammates with individual goal-setting, professional development and mentoring. 

  • Make great software. You’ll work with your team to ensure you’re delivering maintainable, high-quality products. You will lead your team in design, development, testing, deployment, and operations. 

  • Build great teams. You’ll work closely with your peers to hire smart, creative and kind engineers and managers.  

  • Work in the code. You’ll regularly review code and participate in architecture discussions. Things move fast at onX. You’ll need to work closely with our codebase to develop and maintain a broad understanding of our technologies. 

  • Collaborate. You’ll manage dependencies between functional teams and facilitate collaboration. 

  • Communicate. You’ll err on the side of over-communicating. You will help teams work efficiently together. 


Montana or fully remote from select locations. onX’s corporate offices are located in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana. This position can be performed near a corporate office or remotely from one of onX’s “Basecamps,” which are emerging locations where our remote onXers cluster for work and adventure. onX’s current Basecamps are located within a 120-mile radius of the following: Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. 

Additionally, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. We do not sponsor work visas (of any kind ) for this position at this time.


  • You have a B.S. in computer science or a related field.
  • You have at least three (3) years of experience where you directly managed a team of software engineers.
  • You communicate well with executives and non-technical leaders.
  • You have a strong computer science foundation.
  • You want to work with other happy, talented engineers.
  • You’re fun to work with.
  • You err on the side of over-communication.


Though not required, we would be thrilled to consider candidates with any of the following:

  • M.S. in Computer Science or a related field is a plus.


onX is committed to compensating all employees fairly and equitably for their contributions. Applicants can expect to make between $145,000 to $160,000 upon hire. The pay range will vary based on experience, skills, certifications, and education among other factors as required in the job description. In addition, full-time onX employees are eligible for a grant of common share options with a vesting schedule and a potential annual bonus of 10% based on company performance.


  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan 
  • Parental leave plan of 5 or 13 weeks fully paid
  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%
  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks
  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym
  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays


The following physical requirements represent those that are required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting - [90%]
  • Standing - [0%]
  • Walking - [10%]
  • Bending - [Occasionally]
  • Kneeling - [Some]
  • Lifting - [Up to 25 pounds]
  • Reaching - [Regularly]
  • Telephone Use - [Yes]
  • Computer Use/Manual Dexterity - Yes
  • Travel - [Up to X%]


Our principles guide the decisions making of our company.  They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring and actionable–a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance.

We put the customer first.

We are passionate.

We win as a team.

We take ownership

We work with urgency.

We are curious and seek the truth.

We innovate & take risks.