Associate Software Engineering Manager in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

IT management professionals, take your career to the next level by bringing your technical and leadership expertise to some of the nation's top companies. Let Vaco serve as your advocate in presenting you to clients who are looking for IT Managers. Our recruiting staff gives you an advantage over your competition by promoting your strengths and assets directly to hiring managers while helping you to be more prepared for your interviews.

From keeping you up to date on market trends and industry expectations, to providing you with valuable insight into the company's culture, compensation expectations and growth opportunities of specific clients, Vaco will give you the edge you need in today's highly competitive job marketplace. If you have a strong technology and leadership background and are ready for a rewarding new challenge, let Vaco help you to make it happen. Apply today!

Position Description

Software Engineering Managers are responsible for the continual improvement of themselves, the teams they manage, and the organization as a whole. They drive software quality, design, development, deployment, and customer service excellence for the organ transplantation community. This role emphasizes four critical areas necessary for the success of the organization. These are employees, customers, quality, and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures team is adequately staffed, resourced, and trained to successfully fulfill that responsibility.
  • Define clear vision and goals of team that continually challenge them to stretch and grow as a team.
  • Responsible for forming teams through recruiting and staffing efforts to balance experience, skills, personalities, etc. to create the ideal team dynamic.
  • Hold regular staff meetings to inform employees and manage expectations.
  • Continually evaluate individual contributions to teams and actively manage for team health: coaching, encouraging, providing training opportunities, administering disciplinary action, relocating, hiring, retaining, and firing.
  • Hold regular one-on-ones to understand career development goals of team members, provide feedback, and update professional development plan to grow the individual.
  • Complete and administer annual performance reviews.
  • Survey teams for examples of core values; recognize, reward, and encourage continued displays of values.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Participate in the review of business epics and stories.
  • Prioritize the team's work; execute tasks associated with the work assigned to the team.
  • Communicate information in both technical and layman's terms.
  • Must embrace agile values, believe them, live them, and encourage others in adopting and utilizing them on a daily basis.
  • Continually monitor impediments raised by the Scrum / Kanban teams and look for ways to make incremental changes in policies and structure to remove them.
  • Monitor flow of work both upstream and downstream of the application development process and continually work to align it with external workflows.
  • Ensure we maintain the code base to support Internal & External users.
  • Participate in portfolio planning to align upcoming projects with the correct teams. Help create the long term roadmap.
  • Work with Service Owners and teams to provide estimations for the committees, the BOD, customer innovations and other non-OPTN efforts.
  • Work with the PMO to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Manage post production support of releases to the user community.
  • Support & enforce software engineering best practices and standards and Industry standards.
  • Leverage software engineering metrics to continuously improve.
  • Support the Software Engineering Architectural Roadmap.
  • Explore new technologies which will benefit software engineering to help our code base to be more modular, easily maintained, faster, more reliable, scalable, and better aligned with the industry.
  • Lead horizontal efforts across software engineering.
  • Foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement. Encourage "out of the box" thinking.

Minimum Requirements

  • Entry level experience managing or leading a team of software engineers required. 1+ years of overall people management experience preferred.
  • 3 years of software development or other related professional IT experience required. 5+ years of IT experience strongly preferred.

Critical Skills

  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies preferred.
  • Active participation in the technical community.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem/issue analysis and resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and/or teams in a software development environment.

Additional Skills and Qualifications

  • Active participation in the technical community.
  • Experience with Agile development and methodologies preferred.


4-year degree in computer science or other related field of study, or equivalent professional IT leadership experience