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Senior Manager- Software Engineering

Date:  May 8, 2021
Req ID:  41688
Remote Position:  Yes
Country:  US
Line of Business:  VSP Vision Care
Division:  Information Technology

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

With minimal direction, provide management for areas of responsibility, setting the direction for operations and change-the-business across technical functional areas or lines of business.  Is responsible for knowledge of disparate technology for strategic use throughout the enterprise, possibly including one or more of the following functions: software engineering, platform system development, information security, enterprise architecture, and/or infrastructure (including data center, network, and telephony).  Provide a platform for continuous improvement and transformation to better meet GTS and business needs.

Essential Functions

Provide direction to the team as required

 

Inform others of high-level technical impediments spanning across technology areas, businesses or technology crises; provide updates, and progress in relation to timelines or SLAs, partnering and building a relationship with key stakeholders for planning and execution

 

Consistently meet deliverables' target date or within the expected timeframe


Provide technology functional planning in support of GTS and VSP Global direction and overlaying strategies for technical infrastructure, architecture, application systems and/or related business processes within a technical functional area, and ensure proper functioning, and cohesive implementation 

 

Direct technical daily, quarterly and annual planning for group

 

Engage Team and Peers in opportunity identification to further enhance/deliver technology to the GTS vision, and VSP Global businesses

 

Drive and adopt functional change within the technology group and adjacent areas through smaller incremental and step changes

 

Engage in reactive and proactive issue identification, problem solving and action extending beyond the team


Active participant in determining or developing best practices for technology functional areas, and technology within the overarching function, possibly including but not limited to: software engineering, platform system development, information security, enterprise architecture, and/or infrastructure (including data center, network, and telephony)

 

Identify operational and strategic risks; mitigate identified risks

 

Remain current on new technology and methods to ensure state of the art and cost-effective solutions to business processes

 

Coordinate training to ensure all departmental staff have appropriate skill-sets and receive appropriate information/instruction

 

Lead the process of interviewing and  hiring for open positions within the unit ensuring that the most qualified candidates are selected

 

Assure effective communications are maintained across technical functional areas; where appropriate involve employees in plans and keep up to date on progress towards meeting goals

 

Prepare KJAs for direct reports that tie to their job descriptions and goals.  

 

Monitor performance of direct reports in meeting their KJAs; provide prompt and objective coaching in accomplishing goals and in job performance, and recommend salary increases

 

Participate in the development of the department’s budget; monitor expenses to ensure department costs are within established levels

 

Monitor turnover, productivity and overall performance to ensure adequate staffing and performance that meet functional area standards and VSP’s needs 

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

 

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

 

Minimum of 8 years of management experience with responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing the performance of direct reports


Strong leadership skills 

 

In-depth knowledge for the primary technology area

 

Strong demonstrated people skills, and technical visionary skills

 

Prefer to experience managing multiple technology functions

 

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

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Short Description

Preferred Skills:

Experience managing software engineering teams

Experience with Agile/Scrum

Java expertise ideal

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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