Engineering Manager (INV)

DealerSocket - Dallas, TX3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year
EducationSkills
Job Purpose Summary
Engineering Managers are responsible for providing agile coaching and technical mentorship to guide the tactical execution of their team(s) development projects. They are responsible for the administrative duties and management of software and quality assurance engineers. Engineering Managers are expected to work closely with product owners and scrum masters to ensure product backlogs are clearly defined, prioritized and well understood by the teams. In addition, the Manager is responsible for adopting, maintaining and implementing best practices with the scrum masters, software engineers, test engineers and QA through example, guidance and training. Engineering Managers are servant leaders and a beacon reflecting our cultural values: Be your best, Achieve more together, Think beyond your role, Make the plane, Serve to win and Make it happen. Level-up during your interview by showing us what these mean to you and remember to ask us what “Make the plane” means.

Essential Job Duties
Lead, mentor and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers fostering a healthy agile culture.
Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization
Participate in strategic planning meetings with product management, architecture and design
Contribute to technical engineering designs, resource management and implementations
Manage the delivery of software using Agile best practices
Build cross department relationships centered on executing company strategy
Exemplify DealerSocket cultural values
Solve complex software engineering tasks, while maintaining coding standards and practices
Communicate effectively with team members, internal and external customers
Measure KPI’s such as velocity, estimation accuracy and defect percentages
Assist in training new engineers by leading technical courses
Conduct interviews and working through the hiring process to bring on new team members
Job Qualifications
Education
BS, MS, MBA or Ph.D in Computer Science or related technical discipline
Experience
10+ Years Software Engineering
Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-¬departmental relationships and motivate team members.
Positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration a must
Experience with architectural design recommendation and guidance
Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
Software development experience building enterprise SaaS cloud based solutions
Demonstrated experience leading the design, development, delivery and maintenance of large scale and high performance platforms
Knowledge of release management and deployment workflow processes, from development release through production deployment
Experience with object oriented code, Perl, Java, MongoDB, Web Services
Technical expertise that enables meaningful conversations with product architects & engineers
Other Abilities
Accuracy and attention to detail
Professional demeanor
Works effectively in a team setting
Works efficiently across distributed teams
Aptitude for learning new technologies and concepts
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
Manage several activities in parallel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Able to translate customer and business needs to technical solutions
The natural ability to be a champion for change
Physical Demands (Travel, etc.)
Available to solve critical issues as necessary
Occasional travel required (20%)