Software Engineering Manager

| Chicago

In this role, you will lead the development of multiple teams for Workplace Solutions business at Morningstar. An ideal candidate would be a self-starter who gets technology as an art, understands business goals and creates scalable, flexible technical solutions. We are looking for great leaders who specialize in Java/JVM platform, AWS, and CICD and who are excited to join our team, grow with us, and introduce new ideas to develop software products. You’d be responsible for improving modern software development practices and will motivate the team and cultivate a culture of high energy and technical excellence. Establishing a good support infrastructure to handle production issues and being responsive to customer problems is essential to the role. Exposure & experience in large-scale system implementation is a big plus. This position is based out of our headquarters in Chicago.

 
Key Job Responsibilities 
Act as the software guardian. Own non-functional requirements, architectural direction, quality of the code and management of technical debt 
Understand our business, partner and model our core assets into our software systems 
Implement an evolutionary and incremental steps across multiple software products 
Motivate team(s) and create a strong culture of engineering excellence 
Be able to mentor team members and manage organizational issues including performance calibration and salary reviews 
Collaborate with local & global teams for both technical and non-technical issues like project management and requirements management
Cultivate technical backlog with team leads to upgrade platform continuously 
Enforce practices like test driven development, CICD, and test automation 
Analyze & remediate production issues and build in fault tolerance & operational readiness into the system architecture 
Design for the big-picture: technical roadmap and solutions architecture over short, medium, and long term 

Requirements 
Strong experience in object oriented analysis and design, coding and implementation in Java and AWS 
Experience with CICD, test automation, and key DevOps responsibilities 
Great understanding of building RESTful APIs and creating SOA applications 
Managed team(s) of technologists 
Strong leadership capabilities & excellent communication skills 
Proficiency with Agile Methodologies 
Experience in operations and managing live production applications, monitoring, remediation and incident management 
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field 
At minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience 
 

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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