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Job ID: 44722

Software Engineer Manager
Our client is seeking a Software Engineer Manager to join their team in Springfield, OR. This role is to plan, coordinate, and manage activities related to the design, development/integration, and implementation of information systems, software applications, and databases. The IT Manager is also responsible to maintain, support, and upgrade existing systems and applications. This individual will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide a team of IT professionals on issues related to the design, development/integration, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems.
As Manager of the Provider Platforms team, this Manager’s responsibilities include management of provider credentialing, contracting, data management, and other provider-related systems.  In addition to responsibility for in-scope platforms, the position is charged with driving strategies and development in support of continual improvements to provide data quality, integrity, and usability. This position requires close partnership with business teams, external stakeholders, and key vendors to ensure that platforms and data resources remain aligned with the current and future needs of the organization.
Software Engineer Manager Responsibilities
Manage the development/integration and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
Develop overall strategy and architecture for areas of responsibility.  
Collaborate with other IT Managers to ensure cohesive enterprise architecture is achieved.
Lead efforts to apply technology to solve complex business problems including an understanding of company strategy to developing business requirements to a successful implementation of solutions.
Manage and provide direction for the team in support of business operations.
Liaise with the Infrastructure Services team for infrastructure needs.
Review and analyze existing applications’ effectiveness and efficiency, and then develop strategies for improving or leveraging these systems proactively to improve business processes and decision-making capability.
Research and make recommendations on software products and services in support of emerging and new business requirements.
Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
Cultivate, disseminate, and enforce functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.
Responsible for oversight, management, development, implementation, and communication of department programs.
Responsible for hiring, staff development, coaching, performance reviews, corrective actions, and termination of employees. 
Provide feedback, including regular one-on-ones and performance evaluations, for direct reports.
Develop annual department budgets.
Monitor spending versus the planned budgeted throughout the year and take corrective action where needed.
Coordinate business activities by maintaining collaborative partnerships with key departments.
Responsible for process improvement and working with other departments to improve interdepartmental processes.  
Utilize lean methodologies for continuous improvement.  
Utilize visual boards and daily huddles to monitor key performance indicators and identify improvement opportunities.
Actively participate as a key team member in Manager/Supervisor meetings.
Actively participate in various strategic and internal committees in order to disseminate information within the organization and represent company philosophy.
Meet department and company performance and attendance expectations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Software Engineer Manager Qualifications
Four-year college diploma or university degree in computer science or similar field and/or 10 plus years equivalent work experience.
Keen attention to detail.
5 years of direct experience in software development and/or programming design and systems management.
Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions from business requirements to implemented solutions.  
Demonstrated ability to understand and contribute to business strategies, processes, and operations. 
Previous insurance industry experience a plus.
Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc.  
Knowledge of database design and reporting.  
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
 Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
Strong customer-service orientation.  
Highly self-motivated and directed.  


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 



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