Senior Mobile Engineering Manager

Edmond, OK
YouVersion – YouVersion Engineering /
Full-Time/ Salary /
The YouVersion Senior Mobile Engineering Manager is primarily responsible for managing the daily operations of the Engineering team in collaboration with the Head of Engineering. This role will lead the team through the engineering process and provide technical foresight for the team’s strategy to ensure efforts are aligned with the overall YouVersion strategy. The Senior Mobile Engineering Manager is responsible for casting vision, ensuring objectives and sprints are aligned with organizational initiatives, and leading ministry efforts within their teams to technical and strategic outcomes that further Life.Church’s mission and reach people for Christ.

YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007 and remains a ministry of Life.Church today. At Life.Church, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our team is committed to reaching people worldwide through innovative technology. And YouVersion is one of the ways we get to do that. Life.Church is a multi-site Christian church meeting in the United States and globally at Life.Church Online.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That’s why YouVersion creates biblically-based experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God. We hope everyone in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

What You'll Do

    • Support engineers to lead meetings to develop project strategy and priorities and to communicate progress.
    • Ensure the Engineering team is adding value to the YouVersion product and end-user experience through each sprint.
    • Understand the Engineering team’s key performance indicators (KPIs) and seek to improve them.
    • Ensure the team is performing proper technical solution shaping and estimates for desired product solutions.
    • Deliver solutions on agreed go-live dates.
    • Manage Engineers and/or Directors of Engineering.
    • Give regular and clear feedback on individual performance.
    • Create development plans for the team and assist them in achieving desired goals.
    • Collaborate with the Head of Engineering to develop and cast vision for the team.
    • Hire and build a healthy and high-performing team.
    • Hold regular 1:1 meetings with direct reports and skip-level 1:1 meetings with indirect reports.
    • Provide management mentorship to Engineering Managers and other technical leaders.
    • Monitor sprints to ensure defined goals and objectives are being set and achieved timely.
    • Provide technical foresight for the team, identifying areas of improvement for the team.
    • Maintain the technical roadmap for the team to ensure efforts align with the overall YouVersion strategy.
    • Responsibly manage technical debt among various teams and platforms.
    • Manage costs in connection to performance gains to ensure stewardship.
    • Provide technical support on higher-level projects.
    • Take vision and turn it into a reality through strategic execution.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Ability to self-motivate, make independent decisions, and solve problems with innovation.
    • Effective at multi-tasking and time management to meet strict deadlines while remaining flexible and open to change.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain complicated processes and foster partnerships.
    • Effective at process and organizational management to coordinate, structure, and provide vision to projects.
    • Strong leadership skills and understanding of developing and guiding others.
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • 6+ years of related work experience.

Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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