Software Development Manager

Seattle, WA /
Cloud & Connectivity – Seattle Hub (4089) /
Full-time
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) is a place for exceptional people with outstanding ideas and the absolute willingness to bring them to life. With R&D facilities all over the U.S., you will be surrounded by engineers, software developers, and designers pushing technology boundaries to shape the future of our industry. We are not just about cars: we are also about the latest and greatest software, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking innovation. Here at MBRDNA, you create a digital ecosystem around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries and actively change the experience for millions of drivers around the world.

As a member of the management team of the Cloud & Connectivity division of MBRDNA, the person who fills this role will manage 8-10 software developers. The team will be responsible for developing, maintaining, supporting, and testing complex cloud-based services that provide features and value to millions of drivers around the world. Depending on the use cases supported, these services may have thousands of transactions per minute, complex business logic, multiple-9 uptime requirements, etc. The team and the manager will be required to be a member of a 24/7 on-call rotation so the software can be supported in all markets world-wide. All teams within Cloud & Connectivity interact and collaborate with development teams in India, Germany, and China.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Hire, lead, instruct, support, and coach individual team members to create and maintain an innovative, friendly, inclusive, and challenging work environment.
    • Drive a culture of agile, scalable, maintainable, and frugal software development within the team.
    • Be an active participant in technical design and architecture decisions.
    • Manage and supervise contractors and/or interns as required.
    • Build and maintain relationships with business sponsors in Germany and the US.
    • Partner with the Product Owners and align on technical feasibility of features and their delivery dates.
    • Set and enforce quality gates for all products using data-driven methods.
    • Support the team during on-call duties.
    • Deliver reports and feedback to local and German management.
    • Organize meetings and taskforces as required.
    • Research and implement innovative solutions to improve products and development environment.
    • Be an active member of the Cloud & Connectivity management team

Education & Experience:

    • Minimum level of education required and required field of study:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience

    • Minimum skills required:
    • 8+ years experience with back-end Service Oriented development
    • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (e.g. Kotlin, Java, C#)
    • Software design and architecture skills strong enough to challenge senior developers and mentor team members
    • Strong computer science fundamentals
    • Previous experience (1+ years) in a leadership position (e.g. manager, team lead, or architect) within a software development or SRE team
    • Work within a team as well as organize, develop, and lead a team
    • Quickly understand and assimilate business vision and goals in all solutions and translate technical information to teams
    • Strong ability to multi-task and effectively function in an interrupt-driven high visibility environment
    • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills
    • Ability to innovate and be creative
    • Solve problems and have the tenacity to drive issues to conclusion
    • Strong written and verbal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues from a wide range of job functions
    • Some domestic and international travel will be required (less than15%)

    • Will accept equivalent work experience in lieu of formal education
    • Minimum years of experience recommended: 7-10 years

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) pipeline process experience in development and production environments
    • German language skill is a plus but not necessary
Why should you apply?
 
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.  We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
 
MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.
 
MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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