Director of Software Development

Amanda leads the technology team in the design, development, and maintenance of the multi-tiered, customized software that powers the Kuder® Career Planning System™. As an active developer, she works closely with Kuder’s client implementation team to ensure products are optimized to meet program objectives.

Experienced in all aspects of the software lifecycle, Amanda’s background in software development spans over 15 years. Prior to joining Kuder in 2014, she served as a technical support specialist and later as a software engineer and product development manager for Metafile Information Systems, Inc.

Amanda began her career as an English language assistant in Graz, Austria, where she worked with students in the teaching program at the Pedagogical Academy of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau. She also worked as an intern at a Nachbarschaftzentrum community center in Vienna, where she taught German language. She later served as a group tour coordinator with Ed-Ventures, Inc., where she managed logistics and organized student travel programs in Europe for the Minnesota-based tour operator.

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in German from Central College and has completed coursework in computer science at Rochester Community and Technical College and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She is fluent in German and can read Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish and is a member of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN). She is also an active member of the Iowa .NET Users Group (IADNUG) and Iowa SQL Server Users Group.

You know what’s important? Our future, and today’s students are it. Helping them discover what that future can be is amazing.