Sr Manager, Software Engineering

Published date Posted on Indeed on Sep 28, 2021 (27 d ago)

We are Voyager Sopris Learning®, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

With more than 20 education products, our company focuses primarily on professional learning, curriculum, intervention, and assessment for literacy and mathematics. Our innovative services and blended learning solutions help teachers deploy best practices for evidenced-based instruction, and help students align with those practices. We inform better instruction by providing greater insight on student proficiency for essential reading, math, and science skills.

We’re currently looking for a variety of talented individuals to join our dedicated team.

Job Overview:

Lexia Learning and Voyager Sopris Learning (VSL) merged recently into one of the most highly respected reading technology companies in the world, is currently seeking a versatile Sr Manager, software engineering.

You’ll be responsible for the front-end design, development and delivery of these products, and you will be working closely with PMs, UX, Instructional and Content Designers, backend developers, QA, DevOps and Support teams across the entire company. You can expect to participate on a software development team to build dynamic HTML and JavaScript based applications utilizing a service-oriented backend architecture, provide feedback on improvements to the process and frameworks used, and support the technology after deployments.

This position requires a thorough understanding of web applications, hands on development with software frameworks, and familiarity with end user deliverables written in Typescript, Angular.io, HTML/CSS, JavaScript frameworks, and other current web technologies that provide engaging end user content.

Location:

  • We are comfortable with this person being fully remote within the USA or being based out of our Dallas, TX office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with fellow engineers, designers, PMs, curriculum designers, and educators to continuously improve our multiple generations’ student learning and professional development products that will delight our learners.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to analyze needs and gain a deep understanding of requirements.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to continuously manage trade-offs between evolving scope and specs, resources, and time for each product iteration.
  • Manage a team of backend engineers.
  • Contribute to the code base and ensure code and processes adhere to clean code practices and industry best practices.
  • Build and lead a high-performance team that thrives in an Agile development environment. Foster an environment of experimentation and continual improvement through regular Innovation Sprints, technical debt reduction and a forward-thinking architectural runway.
  • Use extensive management skills and experience to develop technical and managerial leadership skills and create a vibrant culture of mutual support and motivation.
  • Demonstrated “servant leader” mentality adept at maximizing team performance in an engineering setting, including coaching, consulting, mentoring, and fostering the development of professional relationship-building skills.



Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead effective teams in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to form strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Strong heterogeneous technical stack know-how and demonstrated technical leadership with
  • 6+ years of experience building web applications.
  • 5+ years of increasing leadership responsibilities with management of teams from 5 to 10
  • Strong knowledge of Angular.io and/or other JavaScript frameworks, HTML5 & CSS
  • Ability to write and review well-abstracted, reusable code for all backend components
  • Experience working in an Agile or SAFe development environment
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide team in career growth and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work effectively between departments to make good trade-offs between engineering discipline and pragmatic solutions.
  • Passion for guiding others to collective success more than personal achievement
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit www.voyagersopris.com .

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


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