Sr. Software Engineering Manager at Sony

| San Diego, CA
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Sony Electronics, Inc. look for the risk-takers, the collaborators, the inspired and the inspirational. We want the people who are brave enough to work at the cutting edge and create solutions that will enrich and improve the lives of people across the globe. So, if you want to make the world say wow, let's talk.

In this role, you will be leading engineering and new business generation for Sony's "Business Exploration and Development" (BXD) division in areas of machine learning and sensor development (RGB, IR, TOF, etc.), with end-to-end responsibility from concept to launch, incorporating ideation, UX/design, product strategy, program management, and engineering leadership.

As the Sr. Software Engineering Manager, you will lead the discovery and development of new opportunities (internal and external) by guiding the engineering organization through Lean Startup and Design Thinking activities. This role is responsible for:
  • Establishing cross-functional project teams by budgeting/recruiting the right team members (program managers, architects, developers, devops, UX/Design, QA), and supporting planning/development to drive results
  • Coaching team members in leadership, project management, software architecture/development, and UX.
  • Owner of engineering process and establishing best practices for the organization, including coaching and supporting Agile/Scrum methodology, and occasionally serving as Scrum Master (CSM).
  • Typically serving as Product Owner (CSPO) during early project stages, working with stakeholders to define goals/KPIs and authoring the initial epics and user stories. Collaborating with executive management across research, sales, marketing, business development, and customer support (where applicable), as well as serving as representative of the engineering organization externally to customers.


Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering from a highly ranked university.
  • 15+ years in the technology industry, mainly software focused.
  • 10+ years in engineering management positions involving leadership of engineering, program management, UX/Design, quality, and technical product management functions.
  • Must have extensive hands-on experience developing software across a variety of platforms and environments, including PC, mobile, web, cloud, and embedded.
  • Must have extensive experience with project management, including the planning and orchestration of large scale, global projects, with budgets up to $5million.
  • Must have extensive experience in User Experience, including visual design, interaction design, and information architecture.


Preferred Requirements:
  • Beneficial to have certifications in agile program management, including Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Product Owner.
  • Extensive experience working outside domain of expertise, across multiple business functions, including sales, marketing, business development, product management, finance, communications, and customer support/service.


Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values employees with a broad cross-cultural perspective. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. All applicants will receive fair and impartial treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or on any other basis which is protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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Sony Electronics, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at [email protected], or you can mail your resume to: Sony Electronics, Human Resources Department, 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego CA 92127. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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Sony operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Carson, CA, San Jose, CA, San Mateo, CA, Fort Myers, FL, Novi, MI and Paramus, NJ. Sony was founded in 1946. It has 31719 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at Sony, click here.
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