Software Engineering Manager (Direct Hire)
Denver, CO | relocation assistance available
Are you a builder? This is an awesome opportunity for someone with a passion for transformation, helping a well-established business with an industry leading platform scale to the next level.
If building next gen SaaS solutions, building teams, building process, and helping build company culture appeals to you… and you are inspired to coach, mentor, and influence, then we want to hear from you!
Our client, the largest on-demand freight marketplace in North America, is looking to add a Software Engineering Manager to oversee a team of 5-8 engineers. Their current platform processes over 150,000 transactions per day and is used by 70% of all freight brokers and 60% of all carriers nationally.
A SaaS technology company that has been at the leading edge of innovation in transportation supply chain logistics for many years, their employees see themselves as the opposite of corporate robots – they share a passion for delivering superior services through collaboration, constantly experimenting with new ways of doing things, and maintaining an open, human-focused culture. Within one year of opening a Denver office, our client was #26 on Built In Colorado’s 100 Best Places to Work.
We are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager, preferably with a background in consumer web, to lead on overall architecture and technical direction of their team. Candidates must be highly proficient with current software development technology, tools, and practices, particularly in software as a service. Experience with microservices, API design, cloud-native architectures, and an ability to understand implementation detail are essential.
- Collaborate with product management to drive software engineering projects
- Participate in architecture and technology decisions with architects and senior leadership
- Participate in architecture and technology roadmap planning
- Observe, coach and facilitate effective communication and alignment among product, architecture and engineering teams
- Contribute to project plans and product roadmaps, specifically in task breakdown, estimating, and scheduling
- Capacity planning for initiatives and staffing up of engineers with necessary skills, ensuring teams remain relevant and prepared to deliver through training and professional development plans
- Communicate project status and team progress reports up the management chain
- Provide consistent team goals and objectives
- Continuous improvement activities – identify and remove obstacles to progress and success
- Provide guidance and direction to all members of Agile team.
- Provide mentoring and career development to individual team members
- Champion initiatives to consistently improve software engineering teams
- Actively seek to attract new talent and improve the hiring process
- Experienced managing software engineering teams in an Agile environment (external-facing products favored)
- Experienced within our client’s tech stack (AWS, Node, Angular, Java, Docker/ Kubernetes)
- Strong experience with Agile and at least one agile methodology such as SCRUM, XP, or SAFE
- Knowledge of Microservices established best practices
- Knowledge of REST APIs established best practices
- Knowledge of Design Principles and Patterns
- Practical experience with Object-Oriented and/or Functional programming
- Practical experience with unit testing
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience