Manager, Software Engineering - Trace

  • Location: Remote United States
  • Department: Trace
  • Work Status: Full-time


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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 product development process. The engineering manager is responsible for the professional development of their reports and is the subject matter expert for the product features they are involved in.

Relativity Trace Overview 
Relativity Trace is an early-stage business within Relativity that’s bringing a best-in-class communication surveillance platform to the global market.  Our team’s vision is to build a world free of professional misconduct.   
Trace is the most flexible communication surveillance platform allowing compliance teams to have full control over how they monitor risk.  Trace leverages innovative artificial intelligence to supplement compliance team capabilities to reduce false positive alerting and increase efficiency.   


  • Contributes to the product roadmap and uses it to bring purpose to the team and their backlog
  • Has effective ability to scope and drive features and products, 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
  • 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.  
  • Promotes Personal Development
  • The Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for the professional development of their team under them and is the subject matter expert for the product 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  
  • 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 the bigger picture in mind.  
  • Aligns Goals with Strategy
  • Serves as a 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 top of the latest technological progress and use this knowledge to ensure company products and software solutions remain marketable and competitive. 
  • Be a subject matter expert in your area of our product. 
  • Use long-term strategic thinking to guide and develop your teams to help them meet overall product goals.
  • Exercises a significant latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments. Be innovative. 
  • Think beyond the when crafting solutions and considering the impact

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience managing software product development teams
  • In-depth knowledge of agile product development methodologies
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 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

About Relativity

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service, and we’re always looking for people to join us on the journey.     Relativity is a team of smart, passionate people always looking to grow, contribute, and make our product and customer service the best it can be. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds with different skills and life experiences—and we love and celebrate those differences. We believe that employees are happiest when they’re empowered to be their full, authentic selves, regardless how you identify.    So, please come as you are. We can’t wait to meet 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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