Engineering Manager

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Are you looking to get to the next level in your career journey? Would you like to work with the world’s best problem-solvers, pioneers, and out-of-the-box thinkers?


We are looking to add a new Software Engineering Manager to support our Technology Team.


The Software Engineering Manager is a senior member of the Technology Team that reports to the VP of Technology. This role functions as the key point-person for helping manage the activities of a software development team, specifically around the support of our operations and new client implementations.  


Core responsibilities:

  • Manage the engineering team that supports and develops features for the key backend and frontend systems that serve as a foundation for our day to day business operations. 
  • Oversee the support and development of our cloud based custom integration layer with core components that include batch, web services, and a NoSQL DB.
  • Manage and continue to build on our reporting and analytics capabilities as the organization data needs continue to evolve.
  • Is adept in simultaneously managing multiple short and long-term technology projects.
  • Supervise and delegate duties to the development team
  • Hire and train new developers and on-boards new employees, ensuring they become productive in as short a time as possible.
  • Creates a training plan prior to new hire start date covering 30/60/90 day objectives
  • Provides positive influence for the team - works to motivate the team and takes pride in what the team is building
  • Conducts regularly scheduled (weekly preferred) 1:1 meetings to engage with employee on any relevant topic and offer support
  • Establishes and communicates roles for team members
  • Assist in career pathing of engineers.
  • Help establish development standards for the team
  • Works to establish a training plan with developers who require learning new technical skills
  • Assign work to software engineering personnel and evaluate plus manages their performance.
  • Supervise engineering deliverables.
  • Writes Jira items when needed
  • Ensures that the Product team is informed about the technical challenges and impact of their requirements and provides alternatives as appropriate
  • Assists in planning sprints to ensure successful delivery.
  • Mentors the team on areas to consider during scrum ceremony grooming.
  • Contributes to PRs as necessary
  • Identifies issues with team chemistry and actively works to resolve them, escalating to management as needed
  • Accountable for delivering projects on their committed dates, balancing an appropriate technical approach with the business goals of delivering value to clients
  • Help translation of business requirements into technical needs and actions.
  • Ensure software engineering personnel are suitably trained to perform all job functions and suitably use project and software related tools.
  • Helps the team balance roadmap goals with technical debt elimination / reduction
  • Work closely with architects, QA, product owners, and project managers to ensure an appropriate technical approach is taken for the requirements provided
  • Sets appropriate expectations for projects, especially when taking on work that isn't an ideal fit for a team's skillset or working with unfamiliar and complex systems.



  • 5-7+ years professional work experience in software engineering management.
  • Able to self-manage and prioritize daily work with limited direction
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall software development lifecycles
  • Ability to lead projects and have some prior experience in formal project management.
  • Ability to estimate projects, work breakdown structures, and scrum/kanban style lifecycles.
  • Forecasting resource utilization within a technology team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively between different disciplines (development, creative, marketing, admissions, etc.) and personality types
  • Professional software development experience in tech stacks such as Java Springboot, PHP Slim, MySQL, APIs, BitBucket/Git, AWS, React, Angular, HTML/CSS/JS, npm, and Yarn.
  • Prior experience working in a containerized development environment. Exposure to Docker, AWS ECS and Lambda.
  • Prior experience in batch processing, data architecture design, and data pipelines for analytics.
  • Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or computer science
  • Experience with, Confluence, Google G-Suite, Jira, and BitBucket, Slack
  • Experience simultaneously managing multiple projects for a large portfolio of clients
  • Experience with Tablaeu and/or other reporting and analytics tools
  • Experience working with capacity planning and demand management
  • Experience working with web and software development teams
  • Experience working with new business development teams or new product development teams
  • Experience with scaling a development org during a strong business growth phase 
  • Bonus experience: 3+ years professional work experience in higher education

About Everspring


Everspring, Inc. is an ed-tech trailblazer. We create customized, integrated digital solutions that enable top universities to design and deliver their programs online, with excellence. Our exceptional technology platform and complementary services empower universities to focus on teaching engaging content that transforms lives. 


We offer a range of full-service turnkey solutions and fee-for-service offerings, as well as a set of innovative standalone products. We deliver industry-leading outcomes in academics and instructional design; market research and program design; marketing and lead generation; recruitment and enrollment services; student support and retention services; and technology infrastructure and analytics. Our proprietary methodologies yield uniquely tailored solutions that drive tangible value for our university partners, their faculty, and their students. 


Based in Chicago, Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities.  Built In Chicago has named us one of the "Best Places to Work" in 2021.


Everspring is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Everspring makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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Experts at staying connected, our offices are in the Loop, steps from the river, public transit and the best food in the West Loop and River North.

An Insider's view of Everspring

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is casual and collaborative. There is a lot of teamwork cross-functionally. You're exposed to a wide range of operations that don't only focus on your specific role, but the business as a whole. There are many opportunities to learn from your colleagues in marketing, learning design, and technology!


Client Engagement Manager

What does your typical day look like?

What excites me about working in Admissions is that you never know what you're getting yourself into each day. I live for the challenging questions thrown at me and overcoming their obstacles or objections. At the end of the day, I'm honored to be a part of their goal is to leave them with an impression they'll never forget.


Team Lead - Admissions Advisor

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been given the opportunity to go from managing a few projects on a handful of technologies to managing the product strategy for over three dozen products with multiple projects running concurrently. Everspring has given me the opportunity to gain my stride by providing me the freedom to exercise my creativity and technology domain knowledge.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Growing up, my father always used to sit me down and talk to me about life. My biggest takeaway from those talks is that I should always surround myself with good people.
Good people are the most important asset an organization can have, and Everspring definitely has this asset. Our culture promotes creativity, collaboration and personal growth.


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What are Everspring Perks + Benefits

Everspring Benefits Overview

We understand that our employees are our success. We are dynamic, curious, passionate and collaborative problem solvers who push the boundaries of innovation on a daily basis. Our growth is a direct result of their investment in us. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, a 401K plan, company-paid life insurance, work-life balance benefits and much more. We also know that our employees understand the spirit of Everspring better than anyone. We offer a generous referral bonus when employees help us identify the mix of talent, drive and personality that results in a successful hire.

Because our employees invest their talents and efforts in us, we strive to invest in them and their needs. We understand that time off is important, so we provide both paid company holidays and a generous PTO accrual policy, allowing our employees to take time off and recharge based on their unique, individual needs.
Wellness is an important part of our company culture, so we cover the majority of the cost for our in-building gym, allowing our employees easy access to fitness, wellness and peace of mind. We also participate in the annual Chase Corporate Challenge, allowing our employee community an opportunity to take part in collective fitness, fun and celebration.

In our downtown location on the Chicago River, our offices occupy the 22nd floor, offering our employees an expansive view of our beautiful city and a daily display of the beating heart of the Loop. And in our spacious, luxurious 30th floor coffee lounge, employees can take a midday beverage break, lead collaborative sessions at communal work tables or just get some heads down time on the regular.

Because we work hard, we play hard as well. Everspring offers a wealth of unique socialization outlets for its employees, ensuring that our dynamic, innovative culture is upheld through connection and camaraderie. Explore a few of the ways we stay connected:

- Culture committee dedicated to cross-company collaboration, education and community engagement
- Regular social events including game nights, happy hours, team and company outings, corporate races,
summer and holiday parties, and potlucks
- Endless coffee, soft drinks and sparkling water to suit anyone’s taste bud needs
- Casual and open office environment

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Everspring is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
The confidential Employee Assistance Program can help you with things like stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, relationship or legal issues. This is a free service to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Starting in the 1st quarter of 2021, Everspring will provide employees with a 401(k) employer match. As a company, we'll be matching dollar-per-dollar up to 4% of an employee’s deferral into the 401
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home one day per week after 6 months of employment.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer between 15 and 30 days of paid time off per year based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Everspring offers a variety of coffee, tea, soda and those delightful flavored seltzer waters.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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