Mobile Engineering Manager - Epocrates

ePocrates   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 296 days ago

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As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for leading multiple small scrum teams working on the Epocrates platform and apps.  In addition to people management and mentoring, you will be expected to help architects champion and teach our chosen technology direction, and be accountable for successful delivery. You’ll mentor developers, review and give feedback on code, and help to define and optimize our engineering practices.  You’ll deliver scalable and secure mobile and web applications that health care providers trust every day.    
We are updating our technology stack using React, React Native, Redux, Semantic UI, GraphQL, and node.js services using Cosmos DB and Cassandra deployed to Azure and AWS.  We also have native iOS and Android applications built in Objective-C and Java.  We are looking for managers who are skilled in one or more mobile development stacks.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
30% [Primary Function] People Management/Performance Management

  • Maintain working knowledge of the product line in terms of usage, business value, road map, and user perspective for their area of assignment
  • Provide managerial oversight of delivery of multiple scrum teams within a product line
  • Set and monitor performance goals & objectives, including providing feedback through performance appraisals and day-to-day discussions
  • Determine both individual performance and team goals and ensure alignment with the overall product line goals and objectives
  • Act as an escalation point for the team and the team's performance; actively solve team conflicts
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for direct reports
  • Attend daily stand-ups, retrospectives, planning sessions, sprint reviews, etc.  often enough to be abreast of common occurrences

30% Driving Execution

  • Maintain technical knowledge of the product line in terms of architecture, tech stack, dependencies, scale and performance for their area of assignment
  • Provide influential connective tissue when needed by encouraging teams to utilize best practices upheld by other teams
  • Drive tri-annual release planning for teams within span of control; contribute to the annual strategic planning process
  • Identify and manage team based risks and dependencies in partnership with product management and TPM as applicable
  • Eliminate barriers to productivity; determine strategies and tactics to help direct reports avoid distractions during sprints
  • Share the team vision and strategy to foster an understanding of the overall direction and the "why" behind decisions
  • Ensure delivery of quality releases through management of direct reports; conduct code reviews as needed

30% Talent Development

  • Coach and mentor your own team; also act as a mentor for individual contributors
  • Hold ongoing career pathing discussions; encourage lateral development in addition to readiness for upward mobility
  • Provide feedback to direct reports, on both an ad hoc and scheduled basis. Identifies strengths and development needs
  • Identify timeframe and readiness for promotion of direct reports; solicit cross functional feedback in support of promotions and employee rewards

10% Building Effective Teams

  • Interview and make final hiring decisions for roles on your own team
  • Participate in engineering interview process and review candidate selection for other teams as needed
  • Advocate up the management chain in support of the accomplishments and challenges of your teams

Education, Experience, & Skills Required:

  • 6-8years of leading teams in a technical environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Track record of developing employees both technically and professionally
  • Previous experience working in an Agile environment preferred
  • Software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as: C#, Java, Swift, JavaScript and Objective-C.
  • Experience in multiple technologies, techniques and frameworks, such as object-oriented programing, relational and NoSQL databasetechnologies, distributed computing, public cloud technologies and Modern JS frameworks.
  • Understanding of iOS and Android environments

Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Strong communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • Understands development needs of the team and provides opportunities for growth and learning
  • Ability understand the strengths of others and utilize all individuals to the fullest potential
  • Ability to consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Is approachable; spends the extra effort to put other people at ease; builds rapport well
  • Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.