Senior Engineering Manager – Network Services Chapter at Discover
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The Business Technology Infrastructure Services Team is looking for a Senior Engineering Manager of the Network Services Chapter. This leader would be responsible for the technical development of engineering staff within the SRE practice and automation technologies. The role is a hands-on, servant leader and subject matter expert, accountable for effectively skilling, tooling and allocating Chapter members to best support the needs of Product and Value Stream Engineering teams, along with a disciplined approach to professional development of Chapter engineers. This role coaches the team to continuously improve their process and practices, enforce appropriate quality and user experiences, drive out waste and toil, and to foster a culture of continuous innovation and learning. The role also will effectively collaborate and negotiate with Product teams internal and external to IS on the delivery of new capabilities. Span of control is approximately 18-22 Chapter engineers.
- Define how technical work should be done, selecting appropriate tools, defining technology, quality, experience and implementation standards and practices within own technical domain
- Develop own technical skills to attain Subject Matter Expertise in at least one technical implementation within own technical domain
- Ensure consistency of technical execution and knowledge across Products, sharing common practices and challenges within the Chapter
- Engineer solutions for special projects as needed
- Internal Organization and Chapter Leadership
- Develop own Chapter into a highly technically competent, consistent, thoughtful and customer-centric team of technology experts
- Work with Product Owners and Value Stream Engineering leaders to efficiently and effectively allocate chapter resources to meet Product needs
- Foster a culture of excellence and continuous learning within the Chapter
- Establish and track to appropriate OKRs to ensure outcomes are met
- Building a Culture of Talent and Innovation
- Instill a sense of purpose, curiosity and continuous learning with each and every Chapter member, motivating all to achieve their best
- Own the career and performance management process for the chapter, ensuring the collective’s technical competency continues to consistently evolve to effectively support PO and VSA needs
- Attract, onboard and develop/retrain talent to achieve the strongest Chapter possible
- Utilize PO and VSA feedback and performance/satisfaction metrics to identify areas of continuous improvement within the Chapter
- Engage with internal and external communities of practice to share experiences, contribute knowledge, learn and advocate for the Discover Technology brand
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
- 4+ years of experience in Engineering People Leadership and Development or related field
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
- 5+ years of technical people development experience
- Demonstrated critical thinking and continuous learning skills
- Broad level knowledge of network domain technologies, platforms and principles, including: route/switch protocols, LAN/WAN, wireless networking, datacenter, high-availability design, Application Delivery Controller, Web application Firewall, Domain Name Service and IP Management, Data Visibility Fabric, Content Delivery Network, Data Analytics, WAN Optimization, Network Time Protocol and Network Monitoring across on-prem and public cloud environments.
- CCNA, CCNP and CCIE certifications
- Broad knowledge of automation principles and supporting tools (ideally Chef, Terraform and Ansible), with experience building and managing a practice for multiple infrastructure platforms. Relevant and demonstrated experience driving Infrastructure- and Compliance-as-Code implementations.
- Execution Focused, Negotiation/Problem Solving Skills
- Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Strong ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly languageSkilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
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