Senior Manager Software Engineering

Gordian Illinois , il

Posted 5 months ago

Sr. Manager of Software Engineering

Manages and oversees the design and development of software applications. Directs the work of engineers to ensure the best practices around software development. Requires a bachelor's degree. Reports to engineering Director. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct supervision of software and firmware engineers' career development, appraisal,

salary and promotion planning. Provide regular feedback and annual reviews.

  • Develop budgets, manpower planning, and performance standards.

  • Coordination of software development activities for all programs, assigning software

engineers to projects and management of software department manpower requirements.

  • Work with Product Managers and Project Managers to quickly and accurately analyze

project requests for feasibility, risk, and level of effort.

  • Manage onshore, offshore and contract development resources

  • Maintain an efficient and effective engineering team by empowering and managing staff

members and consultants to meet schedules and/or resolve technical or operational


  • Ensure that architecture, planning, design, coding, documentation, integration, and

testing adhere to software quality standards.

  • Frequent contact with program managers concerning projects, operational decisions,

scheduling requirements.

  • Encourage the team to design systems that are efficient, scalable, maintainable, and

meet the needs of the business.

  • Lead and participate in system architecture discussions, code reviews and provide

feedback on performance, logic, and maintenance issues.

  • Participate in Product Definition phases and Product Lifecycle management

conversations as a key stakeholder in the Fluke Health business unit.

  • Understand business and customer requirements to ensure that development goals

appropriately align with requirements and have the necessary understanding to escalate

issues for out of cycle product releases when

  • Lead agile project management functions and facilitate communication with key stake

holders for development planning, training, product launch and sustaining activities.


  • BS in Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree required;

  • Leader with excellent interpersonal skills required

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience, at least 3 in managing software teams


  • Demonstrated competence with people management, specifically engineering,

with a range of experience levels

  • Experience in software development, verification, and standards required

  • Complete understanding of design patterns and system architecture

  • Demonstrated competence in one or more programming languages (i.e: C#, C ,

Java, etc)

  • Strong project management experience with ability to prioritize and manage

time and projects effectively required.

  • Experience managing multiple tasks and working with multiple projects required.

  • Thorough understanding of Agile development methodology

  • Self-motivated with strong work ethic.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to interface with customers to develop and review requirements

and plans.

  • Experience in managing offshore development preferred (probably required)

  • Background in medical device field or biomed field a strong plus but not required

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

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