Software Engineer Manager
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Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Manages the Software Development department whose staff’s role is to efficiently design and implement software solutions for the transportation industry; little travel to various unanticipated locations throughout the U.S. and Canada; works closely with Project Management Office (PMO) to take an active leadership role in driving improvements in the software development methodologies that contribute to successful project delivery; performs initial assessments to provide estimates for proposed development tasks; works closely with Technical Product Owners and Scrum masters to plan sprints, releases, and development activities; utilizes Cordova, Objective-C, Swift and Java; tracks and reports progress of the projects against key milestones; keeps stakeholders updated through the development cycle and acts as a liaison with relevant parties, including PMO, Quality Assurance, other development teams, production support, infrastructure support, etc. to facilitate the release process; provides coaching, mentoring, and support to direct reports in both technical and non-technical issues to ensure growth and productivity among team members; leads root-cause analysis, communicates options for resolution, and provides recommendations to customer-facing technology problems in a timely manner; manages local, offshore, and remote teams; establishes and communicates knowledge of application development best practices; contributes to process improvements within the organization; establishes a process for consistent and predictable delivery of new applications and software enhancements in rapid iterations; leads the design and development of software for the iOS and Android platforms; and oversees implementations of single page applications using Angular and REST and API backend services for mobile applications in PHP.