Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

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Job Description

Engineering Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in leading development teams to build great products, foster a collaborative, fun culture and, evolve our department’s best practices.

If you’re great at what you do, love mentoring developers, enjoy working with communities of practice and product teams, apply for this job.  If you’re just interested in resource management, this position will not be for you.


•    Effectively manage a team of approximately 10 software engineers in all aspects of software development and career growth.

•    Strong sense of ownership of team’s technical product deliverables.

•    Perform HR-related, performance management and interpersonal communication duties.

•    Collaborate with product management team and senior technical staff to deliver products and features.

•    Work closely with our technical operations groups to identify areas of improvement for the site. Own coordinating issue resolution for production code related issues.

•    Coach, guide, and mentor developers through direct conversation and engagement with their teams to raise the bar for excellence in our products.

  • Celebrate team successes and address areas of concern in a timely and efficient manner.

•    Review product and technical roadmaps to understand staffing and technical needs for the development team.

Desired Experience

•    Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interface effectively with all levels of management, which include business and technical teams.

•    5+ years of experience leading development teams and delivering technical solutions.

•    Middleware development background, preferably Java.

  • Experience managing Mobile development a plus.

•    A strong connection to IT social groups and networking groups is a big plus.

•    Familiarity with test-driven development and best practices.

•    Experience working in an Agile environment strongly preferred.

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable).