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Manager, Software Engineering

Software Development & Support
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Software Development Line Manager

At Jeppesen we create amazing software that helps millions of passengers around the world to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Look up in the skies and you will see a quarter of a million crew members on thousands of aircrafts flying schedules produced by our software.

We are best in the world at what we do and we are the preferred choice for the world’s premiere airlines all around the globe such as Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, SAS, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and many more.

We strive to continuously improve and are on a never-ending journey to transform to an even more agile, leaner and more dynamic organization. Our employees are the heart and soul of the transformation and the role of the leadership team is to support them in any way possible. We want to further strengthen the software development leadership team with a colleague who will add a new dimension to the team with their experience, insight, inspiration and motivation.

You will work in a one-of-a-kind software development organization with fascinating solutions that make a difference for real people all around the world and at every second of the day. You will be surrounded by clever and talented colleagues who will be up for any challenge – and who will not hesitate to challenge you. You will have the opportunity to learn and broaden your views by working with more than 200 engineers, with more than 30 Ph.D.s and more than 30 different nationalities – all under the same roof. But most importantly, you will be able to make a difference.


Software Development Managers’ responsibilities towards Agile Teams and Release Train:

·         Continuously assists in aligning teams to the business and program mission

·         Ensures alignment with organizational guidelines and structures, including technology (e.g. Code Quality, DoD, Architecture, UxD, Test Strategy) and processes (e.g. Agile, SAFe)

·         Has subtle control in assignment of individuals to teams. Addresses issues that teams cannot unblock; makes personnel changes where necessary

·         Is close enough to the team to add value, be a competent manager and support when required; far away enough to let them problem-solve on their own

·         Protects teams from distractions and unrelated or unnecessary work

·         Assures effective execution through close cooperation with Product Management, Product Owners, Release Managers, Scrum Masters and Business Owners

·         Provides other resources as necessary for teams and programs to successfully execute their planned releases, Vision and Roadmap

Software Development Managers’ responsibilities towards individuals:

·         Attracts, recruits, and retains capable individuals

·         Ensures well-being of employees

·         Serves as coach and advisor for personal and competence development

·         Evaluates performance (incl. team input), provides input, guidance, and corrective actions

·         Participates in defining and administering compensation, benefits, and promotions

·         Cascades and clarifies organizational vision, strategy and goals to individuals

·         Practices the concept of servant leadership

You have passion for software development and delivering value to customers. You bring with you at least 8 years of management experience in software development organizations, and have knowledge and hands-on experience of Agile and LEAN methodologies. You have experience as a project or program manager, preferably from scaled agile projects or other large-scale projects. You are strong-minded, goal-oriented and challenge the status quo!

Leadership Attributes are of great importance to our company and you are expected to chart the course, set high expectations, inspire others, find a way and deliver results.

We look forward to your application.  Please note that applications will be processed continuously and interviews may take place throughout the period.

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