Senior Engineering Operations Manager

Financial Engines Fairfax , VA 22038

Posted 5 days ago

Responsible for managing software development operations by aligning teams to product and technology goals, managing engineering programs and initiatives, and overseeing the overall SDLC process driven by performance metrics. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Operational Performance and Execution

  • Establish, maintain, and enhance dashboards and metrics for software development operational health (engineering rigor), strategic initiatives and program objectives, and product performance (KPIs)

  • Manage OKR dashboard to measure and report on project status including progress, overall status, and success factors against plan

  • Drive improved execution of Agile Development Teams, leveraging and adopting the best practices from the individual agile teams

  • Drive operational engineering rigor by working with development leaders to track development quality: prevention, monitoring, response

  • Establish product execution rigor by working with development leaders to establish product and business metrics, KPIs, and dashboards used by leadership to measure execution

  • Ensure the development of relevant system documentation, ops transition plans, and maintain Engineering system documentation repository

Engineering Program Management and Strategic Initiatives

  • Lead the planning and coordination of strategic initiatives and programs assigned by the VP, Engineering from initiation to delivery including resource allocation and progress tracking

  • Facilitate, assess, and communicate progress against Product Roadmap and Technology Roadmap

Aligning Teams to Product and Technology Goals

  • Collaborate with Product and Engineering Leaders to align strategy with broader business objectives, manifesting in a development of shared quarterly OKRs

  • Champion the importance of measurement and accountability for results in meeting strategic objectives and key results

  • Facilitate the prioritization process by providing data used to assess which projects/epics have the highest potential value, impact, and strategic alignment


  • Software development skills at a senior level of understanding including hands-on architecture and systems delivery

  • Software design, estimation, implementation, maintenance and unit testing using standard development practices, artifacts, SDLC, and frameworks

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, peers, and management through written and verbal communication

  • Ability to communicate with customers, internal departments, and other outside parties in a professional manner

  • Effectively communicate with developers and quality assurance staff in the resolution of technical problems

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as necessary to work effectively with staff at all levels


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • 7+ years direct experience in software development and/or programming design and systems management

  • 3+ years' experience in management/leadership role

  • Extensive JIRA Software knowledge create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and reporting

About Edelman Financial Engines

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors not just the wealthy deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews[1] and Barron's[2] with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by over 1.1 million clients to manage over $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.

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[1] Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (;

[2] The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.

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