Software Engineering Manager
Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MANAGER (Platform)
As a Software Engineering Manager at Specialized, you will manage, guide, and mentor full stack and backend developers to deliver a variety of amazing and innovative features across our digital ecosystem. You'll be crucial in maximizing developer efficiency to ensure we deliver on apps that can improve the experience of cycling for our riders through ride recording, Retul personalization and fit technology, connected products such as e-bikes, and more. As part of a passionate team tasked with using technology to pedal the planet forward, you'll develop a deep understanding of our products, tech stacks, ecosystem, and career progression. The apps that your team will work on are currently deployed and utilized by hundreds of thousands of riders and thousands of retailers around the world.
HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Working with our digital team, you will connect with designers, product owners, architects, and back-end developers to align on cross-team dependencies and ensure follow through of promises from your team
Provide clear documentation and communication of results to a diverse audience of stakeholders, other tech and non-tech teams, product owners, and company leadership
Help coordinate projects and tasks that span across multiple teams, and understand when and how other teams need to be involved by knowing our interconnected systems.
Perform regular and meaningful 1:1 meetings with your direct reports
You will nurture an atmosphere of trust and continuous improvement by serving as a coach and mentor to your team
Actively participate in the software development community and hiring process to attract talent
Ensure high engagement and retention by continually removing obstacles and advocating for your team
Participate in career growth plans, compensation analysis, performance assessments, and promotions
You are passionate about building and encouraging good engineering practices and processes like version control, test-driven development, thorough peer review, continuous integration, and build/test/release automation
WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN
Knack for simple and sophisticated solutions to problems
You thrive in a dynamic environment and have a track record of technical expertise and management responsibility
You have strong people management and leadership skills, and a proven track record of mentoring and coaching technical team members to be successful
Eloquent and passionate about explaining technical issues in a concise and understandable way
You believe in and lead with a servant leadership model
Ability to ask the right questions to innovate. “What do I need to know to make this better?”
Experience with software engineering teams. (preferable backend)
Experience managing a team that uses agile practices
WAYS TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
8+ years of software development experience
3+ experience managing a team of senior and mid level software engineers. (preferable backend)
Knowledge or experience with AWS, microservices, serverless (Quarkus), AWS EventBridge, CI/CD, Cognito.
Strong understanding of a cloud-native, modern, and growing backend ecosystem.
Below is a summary of compensation elements for this role at the company if based in the following locations:
Colorado Base Pay Range: ($113,000 - 175,000 annual)
*At Specialized, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package and will depend on your work experience, skills, certification, and location.
Along with competitive pay, as a full-time teammate you are eligible for the following benefits beginning 30 days from date of hire. Benefits include:
PPO, EPO, HMO Kaiser and HDHP competitive Healthcare benefit plans offered (which include coverage for acupuncture and physical therapy)
Dental and Vision plan
Health Savings Account with a company paid HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
401(k) Matching up to $5,000 plus company paid retirement plan fees
Profit Sharing Plan
Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
Employee Assistance program
Sick, Vacation and Paid Holidays
Employee discounts and perk program
Specialized bike for new baby
Education and events reimbursement
For additional information on benefits and perks, please visit: https://benefits.specialized.com
We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!
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