Senior Manager, Product Software

| Northwest Suburbs

An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

 

Inspire. Innovate. Make an impact and join our team!

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Responsible for leading fitness equipment software development activities and processes related to on-board controls, displays, diagnostics, services, and management. Collaborate closely with Product Management, Service, Operations, Compliance, Industrial Design, and other Engineering disciplines to extract and confirm requirements and constraints. Lead software developers in developing embedded software for motor/generator controls, user input capture and display management, diagnostics and communications, exercise logic, and multimedia to deliver requested functionality on schedule and with consistent, high quality. Coordinate support for maintenance, improvement, and enhancement releases as required for products in field use. Hire, coach, manage, and mentor developers to continuously enhance the team’s capacity, capability, and quality.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate closely with Product Management on requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Prepare budgets, resource estimates, and schedule estimates for software development.
  • Track and maintain budget and controls.
  • Manage and coordinate activities of software team.
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Mentor and coach engineers to support individual and organizational growth and development.
  • Ensure prompt response to factory, field, and service issues; assign and manage priorities.
  • Conduct and report on design reviews.
  • Develop and present innovative ideas for product and process improvements.
  • Align processes and tools with other teams (including test, web, and mobile).
  • Manage continuous improvement and institutionalizing of best practices in software engineering.
  • Provide expert guidance to project teams.
  • Lead design of firmware using primarily C and C++ in Linux, RTOS, and bare metal environments.
  • Make technical feasibility assessments and recommendations.
  • Work closely with Software Quality Assurance to ensure product quality.
  • Track and manage defects/issues to accepted resolution.
  • Regularly report program and issue status and forecast updates to senior level executives.

 

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • 12+ years of experience in software development roles
  • 6+ years of experience building and leading high-performance software engineering teams
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experiential knowledge of software engineering tools: source control, configuration management, defect tracking, content planning, integration, and deployment
  • Proven track record of cross-functional collaborative product development
  • Leadership history in Agile Scrum and/or “Agile-fall” development environments

 

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Relevant Master’s degree (Engineering, Business, Computing/Software)
  • Ability to contribute technically when necessary in software development, particularly in configuration and build control
  • High comfort level with relevant frameworks/environments/toolsets including: Atlassian Jira, Git, Fisheye, Confluence, Jenkins, Yocto, QT, TestRail, Debian Linux, FreeRTOS, Cross-compilers for TI, Freescale, and ARM processors, GCC, Eclipse, BSPs, RPMSG, APIs, Kernel services, …
  • Comfort interfacing with teams working in Android, Java/JavaScript, REST, HTTP, HTML, …
  • Experience leading development in Agile software processes interfacing to phase-gate program processes
  • History of driving process improvement and organizational change
  • Knowledge of the fitness industry and cardio exercise equipment
  • Understanding of IoT device management and security
  • Experience developing embedded product software within a manufacturing organization

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • AndroidLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

10601 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

An Insider's view of Life Fitness

What projects are you most excited about?

Life Fitness On Demand is a digital library of instructor-led classes streamed on our app and cardio equipment. Collaborating with the brightest minds at Life Fitness, I've led and seen it grow from conceptualization to product launch. I am excited as we continue to enhance the in-workout user experience and integrate new technologies.

Arturo

Director, Product Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’m proud to say that my career has shown consistent progression over the last two decades. In college, I began my journey as a part-time office admin and am now one of our IT leaders. I held various analyst roles within the business and IT. My growth has been truly influenced by some amazing leaders who saw my potential and supported me.

Deanna

Director, Business Solutions

What are Life Fitness Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Fitness employees have access to an FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Fitness' health insurance policy covers some out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Life Fitness offers team fitness initiatives including in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life Fitness provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes summer hours, flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the ability to work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Life Fitness sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, a pool table, foosball, shuffle board, and darts.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Free onsite gym at all office locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Life Fitness hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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