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Senior Manager- Software Engineering

Company: Vertex, Inc
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering Vertex Inc, and we are excited about the opportunity to learn more about you, and help you define your potential contributions at Vertex! Our goal is to find new team members that work to help our clients unleash the strategic potential of Corporate Tax worldwide. Vertex is considered a premier partner to Oracle, SAP, and works closely with the Big 4 and other leading software providers, as well as tax and accounting firms to provide the most integrated enterprise tax technology solutions available today to the most recognized brands of the world! We have enjoyed workplace and business recognitions including's Top Places to Work for three years in a row, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and SmartCEO's Philadelphia Corporate Culture Award.
As Senior Manager - Software Engineering, you will apply knowledge of people leadership, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to deliver timely outcomes with high quality standards. This role will be responsible for managing multiple teams of engineers solving hard problems in the tax technology space focusing on evolving existing products as well as overseeing new development efforts. This role will collaborate across the teams on software development needs including design, development, documenting, and testing new and existing software. The Senior Manager - Software Engineering will evaluate their teams' results to determine if project objectives are being met as well as analyze and resolve software development issues and needs in terms of the software's full life cycle. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee the software development function including the implementation of business plans, policies, and procedures including but not limited to:

  • Implementation of strategies and business plans for new Vertex software products.
  • Working across multiple product/service teams to help build unified engineering solutions.
  • Aligning with cross-functional team owners to carry out initiatives and implementations.
  • Work with product owners across the business to understand market needs and vision; quickly translate that vision into demonstrable software.
  • Working with product owners and architects to develop multi-generation software technology plans.
  • Driving increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse, and commonality.
  • Leading efforts to improve the technology, processes, and quality of product development activities.
  • Providing leadership for the migration to and implementation of new Vertex product architectures.
  • Leading the team with hands-on technical expertise.
  • Driving world-class quality in the development and support of products allowing IP/assets to be leveraged by various business models as appropriate through to delivery.
  • Communicating effectively both within immediate team and leadership ensuring the team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy, and results.
  • Building a world class software development team. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Will lead work and indivduals as appropriate.-- KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • -- Excellent leadership and people management skills including solid technical, communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation, and resolution.
      • Proficient with various software methodologies (Agile, Lean, SAFe etc.) for both on premise and SaaS based architectures .
      • Hands-on experience with modern DevOps, SRE techniques, automation frameworks and operational principles of a large-scale distributed SaaS application
      • Experience with technical design of scalable, robust systems using cloud native architecture principles
      • Knowledge and expertise in providing common solutions by identifying and addressing patterns in infrastructure and applications
      • Deep understanding of real-world solutions and solutions in availability, performance, security, compliance, and cost management
      • Experience with leadership of complex software development projects and teams through all phases of the software development life cycle
      • Proven ability to scale applications horizontally with an engineering team.
      • Proven ability to provide leadership, technology guidance and mentorship to others throughout their domain.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of an organization.
      • Ability to apply broad expertise or unique knowledge and professional concepts to develop resolutions to critical issues.
      • Ability to manage multiple complex, high visibility and high impact projects simultaneously.
      • Must be results oriented, customer focused, and exhibit good interpersonal skills
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. EDUCATION, TRAINING and experience:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • 10+--years of experience in the software domain.
        • 2+--years of experience in a development leadership role with multiple direct reports.
        • Have a wide range of skills, including some of the following:
          • In depth knowledge of Java or C#.
          • Databases - Selection and leverage of database types and libraries.
          • Deep understanding of best practices regarding software development and software testing.
          • Knowledge of and experience with cloud-native development technologies and practices.
          • Application Hosting - Common patterns to host applications.
          • Have a software engineering background with a passion for DevOps.
          • Enjoy pushing scalability to the limit with high-throughput services.
          • Enjoy working with a large variety of services and technologies.
          • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
          • Experience with container technologies like Kubernetes, Docker preferred.
          • Experience with both Windows and Linux as scaled-out cloud Operating Systems preferred REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES:
            • Builds Relationships: Fosters open dialogue and obtains shared commitment to proposals; shared ideas and information to promote mutual understanding, respect, and effective decision-making.
            • Drives for Results: Acts to create opportunities for Vertex or to avoid future problems; has the courage to act with incomplete information rather than simply thinking about it; maintains a focused commitment to achieving enterprise objectives.
            • Knows the Business: Understands and applies knowledge of Vertex's business and processes to accomplish goals.
            • Anticipates Customer Needs (internal and external): Establishes and maintains productive relationships with customers and partners, anticipating their needs.
            • Learns Continuously: Expands own knowledge base to enhance performance; seeks development to increase strengths for current and future needs. REQUIRED LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
              • Fosters Innovation: Provides an environment that supports alternative approaches and leads to new processes, products, and services.
              • Aligns and Engages: Aligns people, processes, information systems, and structure with the strategic direction; ensures that expectations are clear, priorities established, focus maintained, and tough decisions addressed; works to gain commitment and buy-in.
              • Develop Talent: Works with others in a helpful way to increase their competence and confidence; eliminates barriers and provides needed resources and support for personal and professional growth. COMMENTS: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. Vertex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
                While performing the duties of this job, the work environment may require an individual to be able to sit or be stationary at a computer and use computers for extended periods of time and move freely around the building. Travel may be required.-- My Profile Create and manage profiles for future opportunities. --- King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States --- King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States --- King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

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