Mgr Software Engineering

Description

The Manager of Software Development 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. He or she works closely with Engineering Leadership and key stakeholders across the company to execute the strategic priorities of the company, specifically in regards to the advertising project portfolio, and is responsible for ensuring the morale, productivity, and overall health of the scrum teams continues to improve over time. These teams are responsible for executing on the vision for the Dealertrack platform.

The Manager will be responsible for project oversight, process improvement identification and implementation, risk mitigation, budget management, and hiring.

Your Role:

  • 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

Qualifications

What We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s degree is recommended and a Masters degree in related field is desired
  • 6 + years leadership experience in a software development organization, ideally in an Agile environment
  • Proven ability to lead and advance software teams
  • Experience with business drivers and how those relate to software delivery
  • Experience with an Agile or SCRUM based methodology
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written
  • Background in program management in a high growth company
  • Ability to work efficiently with remote teams
  • 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

Why Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-NY-Lake Success-1111 Marcus Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Team Leader

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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