Software Development Manager
A2Z Development Center, Inc. - Texas

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Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile, portable, hand-held consumer electronics products, like the Kindle family of products including e-readers and tablets.

As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on mobile platforms. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be helping to hire and build your team and systems.

The Role:
· Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery.
· Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle of a key product sub-system.
· Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments.
· Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team of engineers within an Agile/Scrum environment.
· Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team.
· Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach.
· Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
· Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field.
· A solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals.
· 7+ years experience building successful production software systems.
· 2+ years people management experience.
· Experience working with networking or communications devices in an embedded environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
· Masters Degree preferred.
· A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time.
· The ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life.
· Experience porting firmware to new hardware platforms and integrating new hardware capabilities.
· Extensive knowledge of the Linux kernel and experience adding new hardware drivers.
· Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, busybox).
· Development experience on mobile platforms such as Google Android, WebOS, Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone and RIM Blackberry. Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts.
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
· A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects.
· Strong business and technical vision.
· Deep hands-on technical expertise.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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