Manager, Software Engineering

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: R1 Service Delivery
  • Work Status: Full-time

Overview

At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.

Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.

The Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for building and leading a highly effective team of software engineers and working with departmental contacts to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the service development process. The engineering manager is responsible for the professional development of their reports and is the subject matter expert for the service features they are involved in.

Focuses on Service Delivery

  • Contributes to the service roadmap and uses it to bring purpose to the team and their backlog
  • Has effective ability to scope and drive features, delivering updates
  • Deliver results, within time and scope, and brings visibility through regular reporting
  • Accountability behind the features and products they own
  • Develop deep software product knowledge within their team's area of ownership

Makes Effective Decisions

  • Display an ownership mindset; be accountable for and beyond the features your team develops
  • Uses independent judgment to develop strategic vision within multiple feature sets or domains
  • Implements operational policies and directives
  • Leads a team of software engineers
  • Validates resource utilization to assure efficient deployment of team members
  • Tackle significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires analysis of intangibles and providing direction on actions to be taken

Builds High-Performing Teams

  • Responsible for building and leading a highly effective team of software engineers, and working with departmental contacts to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the product development process
  • Keep your team’s vision aligned with bigger picture in mind
  • The Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for the professional development of their team under them and is the subject matter expert for the service features they are involved in
  • He or she will work collaboratively with their team to identify and develop the talents of each individual team member

Aligns Goals with Strategy

  • Serve as technology advisor to the business on all aspects of software technology trends and novel solutions specific to their respective domain or feature set
  • Stay on the top of the latest technological progress and use this knowledge to ensure company products and software solutions remain marketable and competitive
  • Use long term strategic thinking to guide and develop your team to help them meet overall product goals
  • Exercises a significant latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments
  • Be innovative. Think outside the box the when crafting solutions and considering impact

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or related disciplines
  • 4+ years of experience managing software product development teams
  • 10+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams
  • Experience managing software-as-a-service teams
  • Experience managing remote teams or individual staff in remote locations is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of software engineering discipline, including the latest programming languages, object-oriented programming, hands-on architecture high-performance, fault-tolerant distributed systems, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, distributed database modeling and access languages, cloud environments such as SaaS
  • Strong teamwork and partnering skills for cross-group collaboration
  • Strong Leadership skills, ability to perform under the pressure and optimize the team's resources to attain the business goals
  • Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results
  • In depth knowledge of agile product development methodologies
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences

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About Relativity

Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from you. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.