• Software Engineering Manager - Open Location Platform - Core Services

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    Research & Software Developmnt
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    We are looking a seasoned hands-on technical manager and thought leader with a trong technical background and track record of delivering successful products. Our teams builds the coer servcies for the Open Location Platform. 

    What's the role?


    As a Technical Lead you will need to be a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into workable technology solutions that scale both technologically and operationally. You will be developing software specifications, designing solutions, writing and testing code, overseeing release and configuration management activities, etc.


    As a Manager you’ll manage a strong team in a fast-paced, startup-like environment. You’ll need to be able to lead the organization through change, evolution, and sustained growth.  We anticipate that about 70% of your time will be allocated for software delivery with the rest spent on managerial activities.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • In concert with Product Management define future product directions, priorities and roadmaps.
    • Will be accountable for delivering OLP Core Services according to product and technology development plans with high performance at the lowest possible cost.
    • Provide technical leadership and make critical technical contributions to the delivered products
    • Manage resource allocation, identify staffing shortages, conduct organization planning and development
    • Guide, mentor and manage team members to help them reach their potential and expand their expertise
    • Build a culture of respect, delivery and innovation in the team; empower managers and individual contributors to make the biggest impact possible for the company while reaching their professional development goals.
    • Utilize an agile mindset to create a collaborative environment that fosters autonomy, transparency, mastery, innovation, and learning; promote best engineering practices and continuous improvement, individual competence and accountability
    • Operations, resourcing, budgeting and competence development of the engineering teams. Coordination of functions between geographically distributed teams
    • Ensure prompt response to all production, customer support and quality issues
    • Establish and institutionalize organization standards, processes and procedures


    Who are you?

    • 8+ years of expert level coding skills in Java (recent experience in back-end Java desired), proven track record of building and operating highly reliable, scalable data-processing systems;
    • 5+ years proven track record of managing R&D teams, including growing an organization and shaping its structure.
    • Must demonstrate solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms; proven experience with transforming ideas into commercial products; profound experience with digital mapping industry and location based services
    • Hands-on experience in all phases of developing complex software systems including architecture, design, prototyping, implementation, testing and deployment; proven record of working as a software developer with proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, Java and Scala;
    • Working knowledge and practical experience with Web Services, SOAP, REST; good understanding of open source frameworks such as Apache Spark, Flink, Cassandra, Redis, Kafka and at least one cloud services platform such as AWS or similar.
    • Creative, actionable and self-driven; lives on the cutting edge of technology and evangelizes innovation
    • Must be able to effectively interact and quickly forge and develop alliances with internal & external stakeholders; effectively influences and communicates cross-functionally with all levels including customers and partners
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline, Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline, would be preffered. 

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