Software Engineering Manager at Moovel Transit
Portland, OR, US

The Job:

moovel North America is looking for a hands-on Engineering Manager who is interested in delivering world-class products to transit agencies and users throughout the world. The Engineering Manager will oversee a cross-functional team who is responsible for the on-time delivery of high quality software. The ideal candidate has a unique balance of technical expertise and leadership skills, as well as a passion for building great teams.

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Leading an agile cross-functional team through the delivery of new products and services, as well as their ongoing support and maintenance
  • Helping the team understand their goals and the underlying business strategy
  • Inspiring, mentoring and setting expectations for team members
  • Making sure the team has clear priorities and adequate resources
  • Ensuring processes, best practices and technical strategies are carried out
  • Assuring code meets functional requirements and quality standards
  • Considering business priorities and appropriately optimizing approach
  • Continually improving the output of the team, working with the team to find ways to improve outcomes and deliver value
  • Planning upcoming work in a way that sets the team up for success
  • Work with technical leads to make architecture and technical solution design decisions
  • Shipping code regularly as an active member of the team
  • Facilitating daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog grooming (shared with Product Owner)
  • Managing technical and delivery risk, proactively escalating and proposing mitigation strategies
  • Addressing challenges and proposing solutions to issues shared across teams
  • Performing basic line management responsibilities such as PTO approval, performance reviews, etc.
  • Other duties as required by the company

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, or combination of equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of hands-on development experience
  • 4+ years in a leadership position
  • Proficiency in either Web, iOS, or Android development
    • Web requires JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS
    • iOS requires Objective C, Swift
    • Android requires Java, Kotlin
  • Strong track record of successfully delivering software projects on time
  • Hands-on experience with multiple programming languages, frameworks and paradigms
  • Expertise in agile development, including continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Knowledge and practical experience applying software quality principles and practices
  • Understanding of automated test frameworks
  • Experience with micro-service or service-oriented architectures
  • Understanding of RESTful principles
  • Familiarity with the AWS technology stack
  • Experience supporting production applications and services 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence or similar tools
  • Understanding of mobile application publishing
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience with data pipelines and data streams (Kinesis or Kafka)
  • Understanding of virtualization and containers (Docker)
  • Practical experience with multiple languages, frameworks and paradigms

Required Attributes:

  • You are honest 
  • You have a positive, solutions-oriented attitude
  • You treat people with respect
  • You actively listen and thoughtfully consider the ideas of others
  • You factor the opinions and ideas of others into strategies or solutions
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You manage your time well and are organized
  • You work collaboratively and effectively across teams and functional groups
  • You communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively
  • You possess a passion for technology with a solid understanding of solutions and trends
  • You give and take constructive criticism well

 Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, etc.):

  • Additional hours as necessary to accomplish objectives, goals and projects
  • Travel Required: 0-10% of the time

Who We Are:

At moovel, we see the world changing around us. Transportation is experiencing an incredibly rapid transformation with on-demand services and mobile technology changing the way we get around. But this change is good. It connects us with new options, experiences, and people that make our lives richer. moovel builds products that people use every day, whether on a daily commute or vacation in a new place. Join us as we develop solutions that shape cities and interactions within them.

moovel is seeking exceptional people. We expect that you’ll work hard, collaborate often, respect others, and have a good attitude even during the busiest of days. moovel N.A. offers competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits at no cost to employees. We also offer a generous holiday schedule with four weeks of PTO annually. Our compensation program includes a 6% retirement contribution, an annual bonus program and competitive base salaries.

In addition to the more traditional benefits, we offer a transit allowance, gym allowance, in-office meals and snacks, ping-pong, and many other perks. You will also have the opportunity to work with a diverse team in our Portland office as well as our parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany.    

Our office is centrally located in the heart of Old Town, bike friendly, and within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops. The Portland Streetcar and TriMet offer easy-to-use transit services connecting the downtown Portland district to the Pearl District and greater Downtown Portland.

moovel provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, moovel complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.