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Garmin Manager IT Software Engineering (Java) in Olathe, Kansas

Garmin is hiring a Manager for IT Software Engineering in our Olathe, KS office. The Manager IT Software Engineering has responsibilities over multiple software engineering squads and a set of software applications. He or she is accountable to the Director, Technology and Development, Information Technology or:\n\n\n\n\t\n\tThe health, maturity, predictability and effectiveness of each development squad.\n\t\n\t\n\tThe stability and quality of the software products and technologies.\n\t\n\t\n\tThe successful delivery of the programs and projects executed by each delivery squad.\n\t\n\t\n\tThe continuous improvement of both the team and the software products.\n\t\n\n\n\n \n\nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: \n\n\n\n\t\n\tFosters innovation and team work to align with organizational structure and core values.\n\t\n\t\n\tEnsures projects are appropriately staffed to align with priorities and delivery targets.\n\t\n\t\n\tCollaborates with functional and technical leads to ensure optimum team effectivity\n\t\n\t\n\tMonitors organization health through each squad’s delivery and quality metrics\n\t\n\t\n\tParticipates in evolving product development roadmaps.\n\t\n\t\n\tContinuously evolves the stability and quality of applications and technologies for which they are responsible\n\t\n\t\n\tEnsures that security risks are properly addressed, that release processes comply with standards, and that organizational policies are adhered to.\n\t\n\t\n\tRecruits, develops and retains high performing leaders and engineers including conducting annual performance evaluations\n\t\n\t\n\tObserves and evaluates project and team performance and provides feedback when necessary, including the provision of proper training.\n\t\n\t\n\tEngages and motivates engineering staff by communicating frequently on the topics of vision, goals, upcoming changes, and current status.\n\t\n\t\n\tProvides visibility to reporting director on major accomplishments, changes and risks as well as the health and evolution of both the products and the teams. Communicates to VP and other directors as needed.\n\t\n\t\n\tParticipates in the incident management process serving as incident owner and authoring incident reports as necessary.\n\t\n\t\n\tProvides day-to-day leadership and guidance to direct reports.\n\t\n\t\n\tDemonstrates strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.\n\t\n\t\n\tExercises daily use of considerable discretion and judgment.\n\t\n\n\n\n \n\nOTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:\n\n\n\n\t\n\tIs accountable for effectively managing change including approving changes, communicating upcoming major releases to IT Management and evaluating risks.\n\t\n\t\n\tEvaluates, selects, and implements new technologies.\n\t\n\t\n\tWorks with technology vendors to evaluate solutions, negotiate rates and maintain existing relationships.\n\t\n\t\n\tExecutes as needed on various programs or projects assigned by leadership. These projects help the overall software delivery organization and may touch on different domains such as staffing, SDLC, audit, monitoring, metrics, technology, innovation, education, acquisition, budget, etc. \n\t\n\n\n\n EDUCATION EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED SPECIFIC TO THIS ROLE:\n\n\n\n\t\n\t9+ years of similar experience AND a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent degree and experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience\n\t\n\t\n\tMust have expereince with complex Web Architecture\n\t\n\t\n\tHave enough technical knowledge to coach architects on the team to drive important technical changes\n\t\n\t\n\tMust have experience with Java developers directly reporting to you (Ideally some Architect level)\n\t\n\t\n\tMust have 2 years of experience with direct reports \n\t\n\t\n\tMust have been a Java software developer prior\n\t\n\t\n\tExperience working in an Agile environments (XP, Scrum, Kanban).\n\t\n\t\n\tFamiliarity with SDLC, Quality Standards, and Best Practices.\n\t\n\t\n\tDemonstrated experience designing and implementing global applications\n\t\n\t\n\tProven track record of delivery – including the coordination and management of projects in a dynamic, fast paced environment.\n\t\n\t\n\tLooking for people who are interested in following trends in the Software Industry, are go getters and are passionate about building both software and developing talents\n\t\n\n\n\nDESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:\n\n\n\n\t\n\tExperience managing the implementation of applications including CRM, Call Center, e-Commerce, ERP, etc.\n\t\n\t\n\tExperience with cloud-based applications including the Twelve-Factor App methodology.\n\t\n\t\n\tExperience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Payment Card Industry (PCI), NIST, ISO27001, GDPR, or other regulations\n\t\n\t\n\tExperience with automated testing tools and testing procedures.\n\t\n\n\n\nGarmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.\n\n