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Lead/Manager, Software Engineering

Location: San Diego, CA

Department: IT

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Why are Software Engineering Manager/Leads important at AutoAnything?

Our Software Engineering Manager/Leads are an essential part of AutoAnything’s product teams and exist to provide guidance and eliminate obstacles for their teams and teammates. That might include: helping someone see the bigger picture to more effectively solve problems; or supporting professional growth opportunities. Our leaders are not task-masters, nor do they have the responsibility to tell their engineers how to make an impact. Our leaders help motivate their teams by reinforcing our values and principles and by helping shape good judgement. We believe that to be able to deliver quality, disposable software that best serves our customers, internally and externally, that we need to have well-rounded product teams with the best and brightest people.  Our Enterprise Services product team enables us to connect with our customers through external partners and compelling ecommerce experiences. 

About Us

  • Our teams build the software that powers all aspects of AutoAnything.com—the leading retailer of specialty automotive accessories and aftermarket parts.
  • We believe in and practice Scrum (the Scrum.org variety)
  • We build software using Microsoft technologies like .Net and C#; we try to use the best tool for the job.
  • We make the most of modern technologies like OrmLite, React, Autofac, RabbitMQ, Web API and Log4net.
  • We manage our SDLC using a collection of tools like: TFS, Release Manager, PowerShell, and DSC.
  • We strive for full automation of our software deployments and delivery.

Our Values

  • We listen intently, absorb, and participate actively in discussions.
  • We have the courage to say what we think.
  • We believe in shaping good judgment in individuals instead of imposing rules across the team; principles over policies.
  • We have a desire to learn more about our customers, to become experts in our industry, and to leverage technology in ways that set us apart from our competition.
  • We challenge the status quo when warranted.
  • We are selfless and do what’s best for our team and our teammates.
  • We operate with integrity and honor our commitments.
  • We make an impact by focusing on consistency and results.

Our Principles

  • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable functionality.
  • Software functionality can only be realized by the customer when it is delivered to them by sound systems.
  • Nonfunctional requirements are as important as desired functionality to the user’s outcome.
  • Infrastructure is code, and should be developed and managed as such.
  • Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  • Deliver working functionality frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of days.
  • Business people, operations, and developers must work together daily.
  • Build products around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  • The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  • Working software successfully delivered by sound systems is the primary measure of progress – build and deploy quality, disposable, software.
  • Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, operations, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  • Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  • At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

About You

  • You respect and share our values.
  • You are resourceful and can help relieve even the most difficult obstacles to make your teammates succeed. You want to be helpful.
  • You love helping people achieve their goals; personal and professional.
  • You have a high emotional intelligence and have a knack for recognizing your own and other teammate’s emotions and are able to use that information to help you shape good judgement in your teams and teammates.
  • You love working with teams of smart and driven people who are excited to solve challenging problems.
  • You can talk about complex software systems and have ideas on how to most effectively build quality, performant, and easily supportable software.
  • You believe that code-reviews, giving them and asking for them, are important to delivering quality a product.
  • You love to cover your code with adequate unit, integration, and performance tests.
  • You are adamant about instrumenting and measuring the performance of code to find bottlenecks and improve performance.
  • You exhibit dogged determination to get to the root of problems.
  • You care about best-practices and evangelizing them with the team.
  • You like to research and propose new techniques and methodologies to improve quality and efficiency of our software.
  • You can clearly convey your thoughts, enjoy presenting what you’ve done, and can cater your message to audiences both technical and non-technical.

Relevant Experience

  • You’ve had exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications and microservices architectures.
  • You’ve worked with service-oriented architectures.
  • You’ve had experience with design, implementation, and support of a platform providing ad hoc access to large datasets and high-volume data transport
  • You have domain experience in order management and fulfillment concerns, including purchase orders, warehouse management, shipping, and invoicing
  • You’ve developed RESTful APIs and SDKs.
  • You’ve developed using MVC frameworks.
  • You have a commanding grasp of HTML, CSS, and related web technologies.
  • You’ve worked with external partners who send and receive data with us.
  • You’ve interfaced with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using APIs and flat files.
  • You’ve designed and delivered complex applications from the ground up.
  • You’ve been helping individuals succeed by recognizing and providing opportunities for professional growth.
  • You’ve been responsible for the administrative (read: HR) aspects of having direct reports.
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