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Agile Development Manager- Cloud Platform

Date:  May 11, 2022
Location: 

remote, MA, US, remote

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

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 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

The mission of the Agile Software Development Manager is to be a leader who guides, coaches, and mentors a team of software engineers in the design, development, delivery, and operation of the Cloud Platform capabilities which are used by Engineering teams throughout EIS. This person will lead teams to have a Cloud first mindset and enable EIS maintain a high efficiency model in the cloud with Governance, Resource consistency and Accelerated deployments as the core principles.

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

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Agile Development Manager for two to three teams (~4 to 8 engineers each), focusing on team development, growth, efficiency, process, technical excellence, organization, and meeting business objectives.
  • Act as a servant leader to enable teams to maximize the value they can deliver to the business. 
  • Work directly with product owners, program team, scrum masters, technical support teams and business representatives to provide technical and business solutions from inception to operation.
  • Develop and maintain strong component ownership model. 
  • Ensure that teams own the quality and software craftsmanship of the products we produce.
  • Lead accountability, autonomy, and empowerment within the teams.
  • Actively manage the AWS spend for workloads which your team is responsible and ensure AWS costs are fully optimized.
  • Attract, recruit, retain, and develop top engineering talent.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and provide effective coaching for improvement.
  • Cultivate and groom engineering leaders.
  • Hold regular meetings with each team to analyze metrics and understand how their components are operating in all environments.
  • Foster a growth mindset 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. 
  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and SAFe framework in all interactions and equip the team to do the same. 
  • Be a guardian of our world-class customer experience.
  • Continually raise the bar on functionality, flow, consistency, usability, and simplicity. 
  • Stay abreast of industry/technology trends relevant to the Software Engineering discipline. 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field. 
  • 8+ years software engineering experience with complex software.
  • 5+ years’ experience architecting/developing/maintaining cloud solutions in virtualized environments.
  • Advanced knowledge of the AWS services, with 2+ years’ experience operating solutions built on AWS.
  • 3+ years leading teams who achieve excellent test automation.
  • 3+ years’ experience operating runtime systems with high availability expectations.
  • 3+ years of software development management experience. 
  • 1+ years leading teams using Agile, Scrum, XP, or Kanban. 
  • Ability to learn a complex domain and the skills to present, discuss, and reason about the domain and its components with engineers, architects, and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to quickly understand and assess technical aspects of our products and components.
  • Ability to advise on best practices (architecture, implementation, team dynamics, automation, etc.).
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and work through technical differences to reach optimal solutions.
  • Ability to work with minimal amount of direction. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Certified in Solutions Architecture or System Administration
  • Conversant with Infrastructure as Code, Configuration as Code, GitOps, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) practices and tools (GitHub, Jenkins, Atlantis, Ansible, Packer, Python, CloudFormation/Terraform, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of AWS infrastructure and services including but not limited to EKS, ECS, EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, Cloud Trail, API Gateway, ALB, Route 53, Transit Gateway, IAM, AWS Config, etc.
  • Collaborative with a growth mindset.
  • Ability to motivate others. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, technical challenges, and cross team dependencies.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills. 
  • Active listening and respect for other's opinions and ideas.
  • Ability to make decisions and to own the outcome. 
  • Proficient in Agile methodologies, including Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises (SAFe)
  • Passion for delivering well-engineered software products. 

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly-hired EIS employees in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by their date of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, 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. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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