Vin Solutions, a Cox Automotive brand, is seeking a Manager, Software Engineering for a position in Mission, KS.
Our Engineering division is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems, and delivering leading edge software products for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working with the agile methodology as part of an interdisciplinary team, have experience working in fast-paced environments, and who have passion and skills to take our product offering to the next level.
The Manager will be leading teams responsible for both backend and front-end development on our core CRM platform. This spans across multiple Agile teams following SAFe principles.
The Manager is responsible for assisting scrum teams in the successful creation and delivery of software products to the marketplace. The Manager is an Engineering leader who effectively guides and builds teams to be successful. The Manager works closely with Engineering Leadership and key stakeholders across the company to execute the strategic priorities of the company, and is responsible for ensuring the morale, productivity, and overall health of the scrum teams continues to improve over time.
The Manager will be responsible for project oversight, process improvement identification and implementation, risk mitigation, budget management, and hiring. The successful candidate will also focus on coaching, mentoring, and promoting expected behaviors for direct reports.
Works directly with individual contributors to mentor them in advancing their role-specific skills and careers.
Optimizes overall team performance, by coaching individual team members
Conceives team structure and constantly seeks opportunities to adjust team structure to maximize agility and efficiency
Plan and execute projects based on the product development pipeline
Contribute creatively to the product development pipeline
Establish a fun, creative and enjoyable environment balanced with strong collaboration and productivity
Present issues and risks, and their business impact to management in a timely manner with proposed mitigation.
Actively seeks and removes impediments to team success regardless of where they originate
Human resource contributions associated with the team, including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, and coaching
Collaboration across multiple business units and functional departments to develop and deploy solutions that address key business initiatives
Adherence to departmental process and procedure
Continuously improves software development productivity, quality, predictability, and team morale
Ensure delivery of the highest quality service
Bachelor's degree is recommended and a Masters degree in related field is desired
3 years leadership experience in a software development organization, ideally in an Agile environment
Proven ability to lead and advance software teams
Experience operating in SAFe environment is encouraged
Experience in engineering development is encouraged
Experience with business drivers and how those relate to software delivery
Experience with an Agile and methodologies associated
Effective communicator both verbal and written
Background in program management in a high growth company
Exceptional and proven leadership skills
Experience managing project portfolios
Ability to diagnose and resolve problems independently with creative approaches
Ability to create clear goals and foster accountability/ownership
Skilled in balancing risk with time-to-market objectives