Manager Software Engineering

Cox Enterprises Atlanta, GA
Cox Automotive is currently looking for a Manager, Software Engineering to join our team in Atlanta, GA.

About the Team

In the Cox Automotive Enterprise Data Services group, we foster a strong grassroots culture where problem-solvers and innovators have direct influence on product and business decisions. We are a tight-knit group with a passion for data. Each member of our real-time reporting team is expected to take ownership of initiatives, tackle new problems, master new technologies, and shape the future of our company.

Real-Time Reporting (RTR) provides a platform for corporate employees, auction employees, and clients to enable real-time actionable insights into operational and strategic transactional decisions. The reporting platform is accessed from within the Employee Workbench and M.COM.

About the Position

The Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for managing a team of developers and QA's that support our Jaspersoft real-time reporting platform. The Manager, Software Engineering also plays a role in Agile planning, providing advice and guidance, mentoring team members, and monitoring emerging technologies. This position will serve as the 'face' of RTR and continue building strong relationships with our corporate and auction partners. The right candidate will have a technical background, but more importantly will be able to influence decisions made by our business and technology partners, while ensuring that the RTR team comes first from a capacity planning perspective.

.As a Manager, Software Engineering at Cox Automotive you will:

* Consult with business and delivery stream partners on their backlogs to strategize, prioritize, plan and implement needed projects, enhancements and support requests within designated time and budget constraints

* Instill strong team collaboration using a Scaled Agile Framework

* Plan and execute projects based on the delivery stream pipeline

* Contribute creatively to the delivery stream 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


Required Experience:

* Bachelor's degree is required in Computer Science or related field

* Reporting experience is a must and must have experience with tools like Jaspersoft, Business Objects, WebFocus, etc.

* 5 years of software application development

* 3 years of Management experience with HR responsibilites

* 6 years leadership experience in a software development organization, ideally in an Agile environment

* Experience with an Agile or SCRUM based methodology

* Effective communicator both verbal and written

* Exceptional and proven leadership skills

Preferred Experience:

* Proven ability to lead and advance software teams

* Experience with business drivers and how those relate to software delivery

* Experience managing software 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


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