Manager, Software Engineering Leader at Nationwide (Columbus, OH)

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If you're passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide's Information Technology team could be the place for you!

The Software Engineering Solutions Team within Corporate Technology is seeking a Manager, Software Engineering Leader (SEL). We are looking for someone that has demonstrated relationship building, executive presence, navigating the organization, delivering business outcomes and a proven track record of innovation. This role will support the Enterprise Internet & Mobility team and have 15-20 direct reports.

  • Broad understanding of program & product delivery practices across disciplines including program management, requirements management, architecture definition, development practices, and testing practices
  • Clear focus on continuously improving current day delivery while substantially advancing capabilities for the future
  • Influence across all roles with emphasis on SEPMs, architects, and BSA Leaders across organizations
  • Using data to guide decisions and evaluating progress towards stated outcomes

People Leadership
  • Demonstrated experience in changing mindsets and behaviors to achieve defined outcomes
  • Trusted by associates and executives to lead change at an implementation level
  • Coaching Mindset
  • Highly engaged

Personal Competencies
  • Executive level communications - ability to tell a story, rooted in fact, that leaders can understand and respond to
  • Sees opportunities where others see roadblocks
  • Cross enterprise Technology Organization relationships - political savvy / networking
  • Demonstrated experience working with other departments to advance broader technology objectives
  • Ability to lead without authority

Compensation Grade: G

Job Description Summary
If you're all about delivering technology solutions to support a company providing outstanding care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology may be the place for you! Our industry-leading technology workforce adopts an agile work environment and a collaborative and inclusive culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!

As a Software Engineering Leader, you're accountable for the effective and efficient delivery of software to enable business outcomes by maximizing software engineering industry best practices. You'll guide agile technology teams on how work is accomplished across the software lifecycle. You'll also drive software engineering maturity by providing coaching and guidance on Lean, agile and DevSecOps principles, tools and techniques.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages software engineering and development capability uplift.
  • Enables and champions innovation.
  • Coaches technology teams on Lean, agile, DevSecOps and automation principles and makes connections across areas to share methodologies and increase adoption.
  • Identifies key insights from metrics such as time to market (speed), quality and efficiency, and drives continuous improvement.
  • Drives an "automation-first" approach within Technology teams.
  • Consults on Technology team formation, including consolidating, optimizing and de-constructing agile teams.
  • Drives variable capacity management for technology teams through staff augmentation, managed capacity, and associate staffing to ensure teams are appropriately staffed.
  • Hires and develops talent, provides consistent coaching and feedback.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technology Director or above; leads a team of five or more Technology Professionals.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is strongly preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Certifications such as Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Leader, Amazon Web Services Practitioner or other related certifications are encouraged, but not required.

Experience: Six years of technology engineering experience, with three years management experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Proven track record of effectively leading teams in a matrixed environment. Experience empowering and building an engaged workforce. Experience developing and maintaining strong business partnerships. Vendor management experience preferred. Insurance/financial services industry knowledge a plus.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager's leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
More Information on Nationwide
Nationwide operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Scottsdale, AZ and Columbus, OH. It has 29597 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Nationwide, click here.
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