Share this Job

Agile Development Manager 2 1

Date: Apr 19, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, NC, US, 27713

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

This manager is a servant leader who guides, coaches, and mentors a team of software engineers in the design, development, delivery, maintenance and operations of premium online research products and services. This person will lead teams who create information products and services that inform the world, advancing research in traditional and emerging fields and transforming learning and education.


This role is primarily focused on the leadership and development of people and practices and enables self-directed teams to successfully execute against their goals within an Agile organization in support of corporate vision and strategy.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead two teams of 5-7 UI software engineer each, with the focus on team development and growth.
  • Work directly with product owners and business representatives to provide business solutions from inception to operation.
  • Ensure that the whole team owns the quality of the products we produce and maintain a balanced mindset across the engineering disciplines involved in delivering those products according to the ‘definition of done’.
  • Be a guardian of world-class customer experience.
  • Stay abreast of industry/technology trends relevant to the Software Engineering discipline.
  • Regularly review team performance, collaborate with them on improvement initiatives/experiments (PDSA Cycle), and understand the data, team and workflow.
  • Attract, recruit, retain, and develop top engineering talent.
  • Review the performance of the team and individual team members and provide effective coaching for improvement.
  • Cultivate and groom leaders.
  • Act as a servant leader to a team or a team of teams so that they are enabled to maximize the value they can deliver to the business. 
  • Foster a growth mind-set in all employees.
  • Foster and enable software craftsmanship and innovation.
  • Advocate for the team and promote their successes, celebrate their failures, and share key learnings throughout the organization.
  • Lead accountability, autonomy, and empowerment within your teams and manage the appropriate boundaries to achieve the result of having self-directed work teams.
  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions and equip the team to do the same.


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related engineering degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years’ experience in software development. 
  • 5+ years building user interfaces, web applications and services on a public cloud infrastructure, on JavaEE Application Servers, or the Microsoft .NET tech stack.
  • 3+ years of software development management experience. 
  • 1+ years leading teams using Agile, Scrum, XP, or Kanban. 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Web UI development and JavaScript libraries (React.js, Angular, etc.).
  • Experience with Mobile Application development
  • Experience with Section 508 Compliance and Accessibility
  • Experience with leveraging public cloud infrastructure (specifically AWS/EC2).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software design patterns, algorithms, data structures and modern programming techniques.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises (SAFe).
  • Capable of contributing technically when necessary.
  • Superb communication and presentation skills.


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Computer Science, Software Engineer, Application Developer, Technology, Engineering