Manager, Software Engineering – Mobile & UI Teams

Western Governors University
February 22, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Current WGU employees must submit their internal application before 2/22/2021 to be considered for this position.

The Software Engineering Manager will provide technical leadership, vision, direction, and mentoring for the software engineering team.  This individual will manage a team of personnel who design, develop, and support applications to meet business requirements. The Software Engineering Manager will deliver product and feature roadmaps and provide overall leadership and day to day management for a team of software development professionals.  Additionally, they will provide resource planning and project scheduling using Agile/Scrum software development methodologies.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Meets business needs by managing the activities of developers consistently delivering quality solutions on-time, within budget, and scope.

  • Work with internal customers to gather business processes and project requirements.

  • Actively drives the development life-cycle from requirements analysis, feasibility estimates, design, code, documentation, testing, implementation, and support.

  • Developing project plans, resource planning, scheduling and managing development timelines.

  • Building and managing multi-disciplined software teams and overseeing the development processes using industry best practices.

  • Responsible for design reviews, code reviews, and mentoring the software development team.

  • Support a change management process to manage software releases, application patching and changes to production configurations.

  • Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses.

  • Oversight and management of department expenses and budget planning.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Strong people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams and third parties.

  • They must have a commitment to quality through the ability to translate complex technical requirements into functional software using best practices.   

  • Expert in Agile methods including SCRUM and TDD.

  • Experience in application architecture and making rational build / buy / interface decisions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work equally well in self-managed and team-based Agile/Scrum projects.

  • Deep knowledge of designing technical solutions for mobile platforms.

  • Programming experience in at least one modern programming language such as Swift, Kotlin, Objective-c, Java and associated native frameworks.

  • Experience in UI development and testing related to iOS and Android.

  • Experience with Angular for web UI development.

  • Technical knowledge of Java based web applications using web services (REST/SOAP/SOA/XML/HTML).  


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Enterprise level development with experience both as a hands-on programmer and software development manager.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Masters a plus) in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience with frameworks like React Native or Flutter

  • JSF, J2EE, Java EE, jQuery, JavaScript.

  • SQL, Oracle or other database interface experience.

  • Student Information Systems.

  • CRM systems.

  • UI Design Systems.

  • Application Integration with legacy systems




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