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Software Engineering Manager

Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA 15222

Posted: 11/16/2018 Job Number: 3148

A software engineering manager is an important component of any technological services company that deals with software. This individual is responsible for assembling a team of software engineers that can work quickly and successfully on software products. This team is largely responsible for providing maintenance on any software products that may malfunction, and they may also develop new software.


  • Collaborate with User Experience, Product Management, Project Management, Software Engineers, Quality Assurance and Third party partners to conceive, prototype, document, create and deploy quality software, adhering to engineering best practices

  • Create and develop a team environment, including building collaborative relationships and participating cross-functional coalitions to ensure knowledge is shared across teams

  • Define and drive consistent software engineering process and practices

  • Engage in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review and design of the software, including technical review and analysis of source code

  • Maintain current industry knowledge and trends, attending educational events and participates in committee work as appropriate

  • Manage staff of software engineers

  • Responsible for developing and executing software development plans, and manage schedules and resource allocation for the team

  • Responsible to ensure that software development work satisfies business requirements, complies with approved department procedures and standards, and meets our software quality objectives

  • Review and evaluate quality of work performed by programming staff

  • Prioritize, assign, and monitor work progress relative to schedule plans

  • Adjust levels of work effort and/or schedule expectations to ensure integrity of the Software Development Plan

  • Takes ownership and delivery responsibility for special projects or initiatives

  • Work with management and senior staff members to develop and manage an engineering plan for project(s)


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

  • 2+ years of experience managing software engineering teams strongly preferred

  • 5-7 years of experience in complex development environments, taking abstract concepts and ideas and formulating a detailed software engineering plan

  • Demonstrated track record of success in engineering and management roles in high performance, entrepreneurial organizations

  • Excellent management, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written) are required

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead teams of junior and senior professionals who are highly engaged and satisfied

  • Possess a deep knowledge of software development processes, lifecycles, and best practices

  • Proficient Agile Development Methodologies and able to motivate and manage teams to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Expert in object oriented programming, highly proficient in one or more languages like C#, C++, Java

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