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Manager of Software Engineering

Pay: 
$160,000

Overview

Our client is a global company with team members who are driven by our customers to build exceptional software for them to use every day. Our product handles large volumes of data and helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies solve their own unique data problems.

The way we work together is centered on our core values of collaborating, communicating, pushing to exceed expectations (even our own), being humble, and having fun while we do it. We enjoy ourselves, give back, and work (and play) hard together. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.

The Manager, Software Engineering  is responsible for building and leading a highly effective team of software engineers, and working with departmental contacts to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the product development process. The engineering manager is responsible for the professional development of their reports and is the subject matter expert for the product features they are involved in.

Responsibilities

• Acquiring and allocating resources

• Managing personnel development

• Managing advancement and deployment of specific disciplines and technologies

• Actively participating in the engineering process

  The Manager performs the following functions, in addition to others, in the

  administration of their position:

• Allocates resources based on requests from Scrum teams

• Validates resource utilization to assure efficient deployment of team members

• Leads a team of software engineers and/or architects to be effective in the design

  and development of software applications and systems per business demands and

  requirements

• Manages a team of individual contributors to complete necessary work as requested

  by Scrum teams. Assigns duties and is accountable for achievement of departmental

  objectives by all subordinates. Selects employees and evaluates performance.

  Provides ongoing employee development to ensure efficient operation of the

  function. Guides development staff in promoting high performance culture and cost

  effectiveness across the entire team. Specific activities associated with this area of

  responsibility are:

    •     Conducts one-on-one meetings weekly to understand how their direct report is

           doing, any problems they are encountering, any roadblocks or issues they 

            need help with, how they are doing on their Scrum team, etc. In other words,

            engage the employee and see what advice, counsel help, feedback, or

            encouragement they need

    •    Meets regularly with members of the Scrum teams to get feedback on the

          performance of their direct report and any areas for improvement

    •    Regularly sits in on Scrum meetings to directly observe their direct reports in

          their working environment and provide feedback on their observations

    •    Promotes sharing of domain expertise and knowledge across the team

    •    Provides technical leadership and expertise about the feature set or domain

          supported by their team

    •    Provides counsel to their direct reports regarding career development

    •    Represents their direct reports in discussions about prospective moves, future

         assignments, career opportunities, etc.

    •   Shares information about the company, the industry, the department, major

         initiatives, etc., and addresses related questions

• Supports their manager by leading special projects and/or providing input regarding

   possible process improvements, organization changes, resource needs, etc.

• Serves as technology advisor to the business on all aspects of software technology

   trends and novel solutions specific to their respective domain or feature set. Stay

   on the top of the latest technological progress and use this knowledge to ensure

    company products and software solutions remain marketable and competitive.

• Maintains hands-on technical expertise by making technical contributions to the

   software design, development and integration of applications and systems through

    the Scrum team construct

• Uses independent judgment to develop strategic vision within their specific feature

   set or domain

• Implements operational policies and directives

• May be required to handle level II technical support calls after hours a few times a

   year. If there is an after-hours call, it will go to the level I developer first and then

   if they are not able to solve it, they can reach out to the level II developer to assist.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines • 8+years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications

   with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams

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