Engineering Manager in Helena, Montana
Job Description & Qualifications:
Ford Pro is a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity. Ford Pro delivers a work-ready suite of vehicles, accessories, and services for virtually every vocation, backed by technology, and engineered for uptime. A true one-stop shop, offering a full portfolio of electrified and internal combustion vehicles designed to integrate seamlessly with the Ford Pro ecosystem, helping customers' businesses thrive today and into the new era of electrification.
Are you passionate about applying technology to solve business problems? Are you motivated to apply your software skills to build the solutions that will support and increase productivity for our commercial customers? Our group has been tasked to develop a scalable building block platform for Ford Pro. Does it sound exciting? Then, join our team as an Engineering Manager!
What you’ll be able to do:
Provides the technical direction for the Platform Services product group by guiding teams as the build and deliver foundational cloud capabilities
Works closely with the Engineering Managers to include continuous technical improvement in the Product Group roadmap
Collaborates with other Engineering Managers to reduce complexity across the portfolio, enhance interoperability between services, and make key design decisions across the portfolio
Ensures engineering excellence (e.g. best practices and quality) is achieved within product group
Clearly communicate technology strategy and vision to team members and internal and external stakeholders
Innovate and operate with an iterative, agile and user-centric perspective
Provide thought leadership for the development, structure, technology, and tools used within Ford Pro
Provide technical leadership to multiple product lines within Ford Pro
Lead a team up to 8 direct reports
Help business partners understand our iterative development approach and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and releases through careful and deliberate prioritization
Design and deliver industry-leading products and services to maximize value and productivity for commercial customers
Technical expert who has experience building platforms and underlying services for re-use
Understands business priorities and technical feasibility in order to prioritize the platform backlog, identify dependencies, and manage risks
Ability to jump in and assist product lines and product teams to resolve technical blockers
Focus on delivering product value through reusable services and technologies that other product teams can leverage
Initiates or translates the product road map into manageable product features in the backlog through quarterly scoping sessions
Work hands-on with the product teams to prioritize, plan, and deliver the platform foundations capabilities
Attends Ford Pro Technology councils and cascades relevant information to appropriate members of their product line
Identifies areas within software delivery process and application ecosystem that require cohesion across the platform and addresses them through common engineering policies.
Assess the technology feasibility of the product group roadmaps
Employs and/or champions Agile software processes, culture, best practices, and techniques
Actively works to identify and remove/ mitigate risks and blockers to product delivery
Assesses the overall health of the product and prompts key decisions to move it forward
The minimum qualifications we seek:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field Master’s degree desirable
Experience 8+ years with progressive responsibilities in Software Engineering, Architecture and Agile Framework
Must be able to operationalize and assist teams with abstract technology concepts
Strong demonstrated competencies on cloud and digital platforms
Strong communication, collaborative, and influencing skills
Proven ability to work closely with senior leadership
Strong personal presence and capabilities to resolve technical concerns
Experience with cloud services and platform knowledge
Demonstrated ability to drive development of highly technical technology services and capabilities
Experience with Lean methodology & eXtreme Programming
Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive API economy and solutions
Demonstrated understanding and ability to drive highly available consumer ready Internet properties and technical platforms
Experience collaborating with engineers, designers, and product owners
Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your communication style to the audience
Ability to work collaboratively and navigate complex decision making in a rapidly changing environment
Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others.
What you’ll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-benefits-and-comp-LL5-sal-plan-1.pdf
At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
Requisition ID : 2346