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The Senior Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for setting direction and leadership to development teams, working on medium to large scale global projects. She/he will be responsible for People management, project delivery, managing risks and mitigation.
This position requires strong leadership, excellent communication, and *hands-on- product development skills. She/He must have strong technical background, and proficient in motivating and leading the team, through vision, strategic positioning, and leadership characteristics. She/He must be highly energetic and passionate about delivery; define goals, objectives and measurements for the teams, track performance and show continuous improvement. She/he will provide mentoring and coaching for the team to develop an iterative, continuous approach to feature delivery.
You are great at:
Helps team achieve sprint/release goals while partnering with the Product Manager on overall business goals
Work with cross-functional teams to ensure plans & resources are coordinated, and project deliverables are well defined, scoped and achieved
Deliver assigned projects on time, budget and agreed quality standards
Facilitate planning, daily stand-ups and retrospectives
Provide guidance, technical feedback and ensure release goal is achieved
Provide visibility to team impediments/risks and helps eliminate them
Provide resource forecasting and optimize usage of resources
Ensure appropriate and timely reporting
Manage communication cross-functionally and escalate promptly when issues arise
Ensure Team development and career progression
Align with internal development process and improve the in-house methodology and delivery processes
Provide guidance, technical feedback and ensure project delivery success
Help the team to be innovative and improve things
Be part of organization-wide initiatives and drive the change
What it takes:
12 to 16 years of industry engineering experience, with at least 6 years in a management or project management position
Must have hands on experience in JAVA and Web development.
Proven track record of successful project/program management of mid to large size projects
Agile project management training and experience required.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem solving skills required.
Excellent communication and people skill required.
Ability to organize, plan and create a team environment that will lead into a team motivated to deliver.
Effective facilitation skills for participatory decision making.
PMP certificate is preferred
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