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Sr. Software Engineering Manager
Ref No.: 18-00109
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Sr. Software Engineering Manager (Sr. Director), Technology, Data Platforms
Job Description

Our client is looking for a passionate and innovative technologist with strong strategic and critical thinking skills to lead our Data Platform team. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong balance of technical and business skills and will own responsibility for defining strategies and delivering solutions for the Data Platform.
The clients Data Platform is responsible for the collection, management and dissemination of data. It's an enterprise capability that services multiple business lines across the entire organization. The platform collects and processes billions of records (up-to 100 billion) each day in support of regulatory mission to protect investor and promote market integrity.
So…do you have experience with commercial software, startups, large-scale program execution, and AWS cloud? Are you excited about servant leadership for strong engineering teams shipping products that have broad industry impact? Are you interested in being part of a cutting-edge technology team? Then we would like to hear from you!

Essential Job Functions
  • Lead and manage a portfolio of large-scale and complex software products while maintaining a holistic view of the platform
  • Define and advance the platform technology vision while meeting customer demands
  • Work with business and technical leads, architects, and product owners to ensure the team's work is aligned with organizational business goals and enterprise-level architectural standards, and that the solution delivered is of the highest quality
  • Partner effectively with leaders across the organization, and communicate with people up and down the org chart in both business and technology
  • Build high performance teams that are self-sufficient and self-organized
  • Develop and manage budgets to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency
  • Develop and drive collaboration across teams and organizational boundaries (e.g.: communities, forums)
  • Assess current software development practices to identify and implement process and software improvements 
  • Lead, participate in, and influence cross-team and cross-product initiatives
  • Provide leadership to the team to include hiring, coaching and mentoring of varied levels of software engineers
  • Consistently deliver solutions on a regular schedule, provide clear and timely communication regarding upcoming changes, and coordinate with integrated teams to ensure application reliability
  • Use cutting-edge technologies (e.g. machine learning) to promote new ways of solving problems
  • Hire, coach, and mentor software engineers at different levels
  • Serve as an expert technical resource for enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and software development
  • Ship great products!
  • Experience managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams
  • Strong technical background - experience as technical lead or architect on a software team
  • Proven track record developing platform solutions and running shared services
  • Strong communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with staff, other products teams, senior management, and customers
  • Ability to develop strategies and solutions of high business value while becoming a trusted partner of business users and executives
  • Strong and creative analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate complex project risks and issues accurately and objectively
  • Experience in implementing design patterns and ability to adapt to changing patterns quickly
  • 'Big picture' thinker who can look ahead to long term impacts of decisions
  • Motivational leader with passionate and enthusiastic personality
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Promote team empowerment, ensure that team members are fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace
Desired Experience
  • Java technology stack and best practices
  • AWS cloud and Big Data technology
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environments
  • Experience with implementing process improvements to raise the bar of software quality and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several initiatives simultaneously and balance competing priorities
  • 10+ years managing software development and/or services
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or other related discipline. Master's degree preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills