Software Engineering Manager at Echo Global Logistics

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Software Engineering Manager

at Echo Global Logistics

Chicago, IL

Role Description

The person in this role will be responsible for leading multiple software engineering teams in their efforts to build out a modular and adaptive service-based enterprise platform.

Echo Values

The Engineering Manager is responsible for cultivating the software engineering and professional skills of individuals on his or her team and for fostering a healthy, collaborative and team-first environment. Acts as servant leader.

Lead Change and Innovation

Proactively identifies, and leads change in, improvement of team processes, technologies, and engineering practices; and, consistently delivers exceptional results by maintaining highly effective, Agile software engineering teams.

Manage Execution

Support engineering teams by removing obstacles, identifying risks, and facilitating communication. Facilitate Scrum planning and estimation within teams and high level planning and estimation across teams. Hold teams accountable and own overall team results. Foster collaboration with other teams and functions. Establish and maintain a high level of SDLC rigor amongst the software engineering team members.

Manage the Client Experience

Focus on delivering exceptional results for internal and external clients. Work closely with stakeholders to maintain a close alignment between engineering projects and client expectations. Keep engineering teams well informed and focused on client expectations.

Qualifications

  • Experience building and managing Agile software engineering teams: Scrum, Kanban, SAFe (3+ years)
  • Extensive experience developing distributed, enterprise-scale software applications (10+ years)
  • Extensive hands-on full-stack experience in solution testing, design patterns, database design, service-based-architecture including: domain-driven design, CQRS, SOLID principles, TDD, test automation, Microservices (10+ years)
  • Expertise with Object-Oriented languages, relational and NoSQL databases, and enterprise messaging systems including: Java, C#, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j, RabbitMQ, Kafka (10+ years)
  • Experience with packing and shipping applications with Docker containers using at least one of the following: Kubernetes, Swarm, Nomad
  • Experience utilizing a mature CI/CD pipeline within in an organization practicing modern DevOps methods using some combination of the following: Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitLab, Git, Artifactory 
  • Expert understanding of the software development lifecycle and its related team roles
  • Knowledge of functional languages and relevant use cases
  • Strong teambuilding and leadership skills
  • Results oriented -- ability to motivate teams and instill accountability
  • Ability to drive change and continuous improvement collaboratively with other leaders
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical teams and non-technical stakeholders

Reporting Relationship

Director of Engineering

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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  • Engineering
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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.
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An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Sr. Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Product Director

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Gympass!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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