Software Manager, Software Platform

Dublin, CA, USA

Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That’s just what our employees are doing every single day – in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people.

The Software Manager - Platform directs the activities of a group of software engineers in the R&D Software platform. This position is responsible for providing both technical leadership and project management including planning and driving projects to a successful conclusion by ensuring that objectives and scope are well defined, resources are allocated appropriately and project schedules are specified accurately.

We are looking for people who are keen to try something new:

• Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the assigned functional area. Administer company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Abide by state and federal employment laws.
• Contribute to definition of software processes/process improvements, including processes to support the development of cross-product reusable software. Guide team in adherence to defined processes.
• Guide engineers in software requirements analysis, creation of requirements documentation, software architecture, high-level design, and implementation. Participate in software requirements reviews, hazard analysis meetings, design reviews, and code reviews. Focuses on ongoing improvements in productivity and quality.
• Work closely with other functional groups (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Marketing) as appropriate to influence product design.
• Lead and manage multiple projects in the R&D Software platform.
• Plan projects, provide direction and coordinate the efforts of team members.
• Create and maintain development schedules which includes project budget tracking and management of the overall risks of various projects.
• Function as agile coach, scrum master and mentor for the project team, leveraging existing tools and frameworks to adopt and optimize the agile production development methodologies.
• Drive to keep resources on task and on schedule, manage change, understand project risks and ensure that they get prioritized, highlighted, addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
• Interact with Stakeholders to ensure successful platform development releases. Will escalate and enlist their support when needed, and set and manage expectations.
• Provide regular updates to all Stakeholders, Management and Partners on project status and deliverables
• Work must be performed according to company standards. In particular, the Software Development Standard Operating Procedure (SDSOP) must be followed.
• May lead software development projects (particularly the development of common/reusable software), including software project planning, monitoring, and status reporting.
• May participate in project coordination across the various divisions of Carl Zeiss Meditec, with the Carl Zeiss Organization, or with third party development organizations.

You are:

• BS in CS or related field; advanced degree desirable.
• Twelve (12) years related experience, including hands-on development and project leadership experience.
• Five (5) years’ experience with technical management of a software team including hiring and performance management.
• Three (3) years Program Management responsibilities/experience
• Two (2) years of Agile or Scrum development and leadership experience.
• Knowledge of C/C++, C#,.Net, MVC and object-oriented design techniques.
• Five (5) years of experience building web based applications (Javascript, Html5, AngularJS)
• Three (3) years of experience with building cloud based IoT solutions
• Expertise / knowledge in tools/technologies such as Docker, Azure or AWS, Artifactory, Git, TFS.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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Jo Anne Mittelman
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