Manager, Software Engineering

Vital Images, Inc. - Minnetonka, MN4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year

At Vital, what we do matters. This is at the heart of every product we develop, every service we provide, and especially each member of our team. Vital is part of Canon Medical Systems, and together we lead the industry with the latest health imaging informatics solutions. We improve the quality of patient care by developing innovative products that enable the exchange, analysis and storage of clinical information across health care enterprises and communities. Our products handle millions of medical images and health records a day across the world. Vital Images experiences the best of both worlds with a dynamic and collaborative environment, casual culture, and agility of a mid-sized company, while having the support and resources of Canon.

Our offices are based in Minnetonka, Minnesota; Waterloo, Ontario; Copenhagen, Denmark; The Netherlands; and Beijing, China. We value our team’s innovation, enthusiasm, and dedication to help improve the lives of patients. Do you want to be part of a passionate team that believes what we do matters? Then a career with Vital Images might be right for you!


Vital Images is looking for enthusiastic and creative self-starters with a passion for building and leading high performing development teams. Our ideal candidate has the technical skills to lead the solution of complex technical problems and the leadership skills to operate in a complex global organization.

The Manager of Engineering is responsible for developing high-functioning teams that deliver quality products. Managers must recruit, develop, and retain the right staff to ensure that the team works well together and has the skills to deliver on the priorities defined by Product Management. Managers also coach and mentor members of the team and may directly engage at various levels within the organization as needed to ensure project success.


The Vital Images Advanced Visualization Technology Team is responsible for enabling elegant, intuitive workflows that provide visualization and analysis tools used by medical personnel to efficiently determine accurate diagnoses and treatment plans for their patients.


Ensure high quality deliverables
Work with team to drive improvements in requirements review, hazard analysis, code review, test coverage, and automation
Identify opportunities to collaborate with other groups within the organization
Identify and recommend process improvements to increase quality and efficiency
Team development and retention
1/1 meetings to mentor and coach behaviors that drive quality and efficiency
Stay abreast of developments in tools and technologies the team is using
Work with developers to identify skills gaps and training plans, general career planning
Understand team needs and identify and clear roadblocks and distractions
Document and deliver semi-annual performance reviews
Make recommendations for promotions and changes to salary as needed
Hiring and recruiting
Work with HR to recommend and develop recruiting channels
Define external job postings and internal job descriptions
Screen resumes and performing interviews
Make recommendations for hiring, firing, and compensation


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
5+ years of leadership experience in commercial software development
3+ years successfully delivering projects with Agile methodologies

Strong communication and organizational skills
Strong track record of cross-functional collaboration
Experience with tools and technologies used by our software development teams, including JIRA, Confluence, Artifactory, etc. preferred
Experience with Healthcare informatics domain knowledge including: DICOM, HL7, HIS, RIS, PACS, EMR, HIE preferred


Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.
Managing for Results - sets challenging and productive goals for team, keeps team accountable for actions, provides leadership and motivation, provides resources and support, uses checkpoints and data to track progress, sets up systems and processes to measure results.
People Development - provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and risk taking, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees, accepts mistakes, provides visibility/opportunity.
Analytical Skills - Interprets and digests complex information, applies logic and sound critical thinking to astutely evaluate information, identifies flaws in reasoning but integrates good judgment in presenting findings, creates insightful and comprehensible reports, devises improvements or corrections to processes/procedures/plans based on strong analytical findings.
Creativity/Innovation - Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
Quality Work - Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
Sense of Urgency - Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, meets deadlines.
Teamwork - Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.


Integrity, Customer Focused, Collaborative, Problem Solvers and Drive


Vital offers a dynamic work place, competitive compensation package, and room for learning and growth in our organization. This is an environment in which things move quickly and you’ll have the opportunity to wear many hats. We have a casual dress code, offer flexible work hours and actively foster work-life balance, because anything else simply isn’t sustainable. Our Minnetonka, MN office is located about 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Our office is near several walking paths and restaurants that are a quick drive away. In our office of 170, we have free healthy snacks, a deli on site and Friday massages. Our team at Vital loves what we do and has fun doing it together. We look forward to receiving an application from you.

Vital is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.