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Software Development Manager

Company: American Innovations LTD
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Are you looking for a new Leadership role? Do you have an experienced Architecture background? Are you looking to provide production support for mission critical applications?This role is a full-time permanent position, and the ideal candidate would be located within commuting distance to our Austin TX location. American Innovations is technology leader providing critical software and services that supports our nation's most important infrastructure in the energy space. We do this by providing a wide range of leading-edge technology solutions spanning across our Mobile edge computing, IoT and SaaS platforms.This role is highly influential software development manager role that can truly help drive the business forward from a technical perspective and will provide wide exposure across all of American Innovations product lines.A role you will love This is a hands-on management position. Up to 70% of your time may be spent making technical contributions such as designing, developing, DevOps, etc. You will ensure the craftsmanship, security, availability, resilience, and scalability of solutions developed by the teams and third-party providers.You will engage in mentoring and guiding the professional development of American Innovations technical staff, as well as identify and recommend opportunities for developing product functional and technical strategies for your domain. This will include the development of actionable short and long-term product roadmaps, by partnering with business leaders, product managers, systems architects, Security Operations, Support and more experienced engineers.You will also make decisions and in resolving design challenges, create and oversee strategic product design from the engineering perspective, write code on our application stack in addition to overseeing a engineering team of 6-10 ensuring the delivery of commitments aligned to our engineering roadmaps.Key Responsibilities will include:Apply knowledge of standards, policies, best practice and organizational structure so that you can work both independently and collaboratively within your team and with key stakeholders.Provide informal guidance and share knowledge with colleagues to enable them to contribute to the team's objectives.Ensure the quality of tasks, deliverables, services and information provided by your team - through the quality of your own work and the support you provide to others - to ensure that your team delivers high-quality, maintainable software which adheres to American Innovations standards and policies.Support the evaluation and resolution of technical challenges and blockers to minimize their impact on the team's delivery and/or supported products.Identify and support improvements and innovation in technologies/practices within your team that would benefit the business e.g. efficiency in the software development process or improved customer experience.Position Alignment:1. Design, Execute & Create (50%) - Discover and communicate opportunities for MAP optimizations to management - Drive and deliver on team commitments - Contribute to the development of software solutions by writing code - Work closely with team members to ensure no code is released without proper testing and review, satisfying the AI Definition of Done. - Communicate with management and drive resolution on issues that arise. - Partner with cross functional teams such as Product Owners and System Architects as needed to ensure your work is aligned and scope is well understood. - Lead the development team to resolve issues of alignment by seeing the bigger picture of their work. - Promptly address quality issues; participate in prioritizing work - apply your experience to help explore possible solution short comings. - Advocate for team initiative and ownership - create and lead great code with the whole solution in mind instead of just achieving the minimum required.Guide, mentor and motivate the team 2. Leading, Planning & Design (20%) - Understand the product roadmap and lead the development process - Mentor and guide your teams on developing software the 1AI way - Support the planning of product roadmap by providing inputs from the engineering perspective and plan how we will execute it; give inputs and drive at what can be done technically. - Partner with solution architects to design and document product solutions that align with product requirements. - Support the management team by developing rough order of magnitude cost estimates by leveraging prior experiences and knowledge of building software systems - Continually seek ways to use common software modules across product spaces - Understand the requirements the team is responsible for delivering on, make every reasonable effort to clearly know what done means before you start planning; use requirements to drive the complete solution. - Ensure a common look and feel across product lines, promote consistent coding practices and adhere to the common architecture patterns. - Be the champion of the AI design first approach to software development by leading, reviewing and driving software design documents following the AI way - Identify and communicate potential solution risk areas and propose alternative solutions - Promote and build on AI coding standards.Build your understanding of user needs & expectations thru Product Manager, user meetings, etc. & apply that in your planning & design. 3. Productivity Process & Efficiency (10%) - Raise issues and concerns about the resources and time necessary to do the job correctly. - Collaborate on documenting how we do things, so we can review systematically and incrementally improve how deliver outstanding products. - Document and describe technical solutions to management with the perfect blend of technical depth and complexity. - Actively participate in all project ceremonies - Recommend and discover practices to adopt and promote areas for improvement; removing inefficiency. - Provide management input on personnel job performance - Support and drive 121/PAGE process with direct reports providing clear and direct feedback on job performance - Communicate and implement improvements as directed.Continuously raise the bar on what it means to achieve engineering excellence 4. Support & Service (10%) - Serve your team by removing blockers, filling gaps finding solutions and running ambiguity to ground so they can excel at what they do best and develop software. - Support our customers and customer service by providing exceptional technical support and software insight. - Partner with product to convert customer service engagements into product improvements. - Propose options and recommendations for implementation and issue resolution.When directed by your manager, provide Tier 3 customer support in a timely and constructive manner - help validate issues, develop workarounds, give input on issues and provide technical answers to customer questions. 5. Development (10%) - Work closely with the Director of Software Engineering to understand key resources needs of the team, identify holes and work with the Director of Software Engineering to continue to improve our teams. - Help your team understand your strengths and where best you can be utilized. - Support and strengthen the culture, clearly understand and communicate purpose and culture. - Stay abreast of current technology at a higher level and incorporate that into your deliverables appropriately; paying close attention not to fall behind the technology curve. - Develop skills to fill the needs of the team, identify and develop personal growth opportunities. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, develop a plan to get better. Improve your development skills, learn software best practices, be a resource to other developers. Successful applicants must be eligible to work in the US and must be able to pass a pre-employment background and drug test. American Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.Requirements:What will you bring to the role?We are looking for you to be an experienced Engineer with a technical background focused on Microsoft C# .NET Azure technology stack. We are always looking at ways of improving how we work; therefore, you'll be somebody who is an innovative thinker with real attention to detail and a focus on continuous improvement.You will be a supportive team player, with the ability to build effective working relationships with individuals across varying locations, and level of technical aptitude.Key skills that you'll have:8-10+ years of Software Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through experience3-5+ years of people management experience3-5+ years of experience with responsibility for technology direction, execution, and application support5+ years of experience as a solution architect, tech lead or team lead2+ years of experience with agile transformationPreferred:Background Computer Science or Equivalent Engineering Degree desiredProven experience architecting and building large scale distributed cloud systems in a hybrid private cloud and Azure cloud framework environmentProven experience utilizing SDLC tools such as Git, Jira, Confluence, Azure Devops and CI/CD methodologiesApplied experienced developing on C# .NET using cloud design patternsExperienced in public, private or hybrid cloud migration such as AzurePI201939467

Keywords: American Innovations LTD, Austin , Software Development Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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